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Appraisals provide a quick, general indicator of reading, math, or listening abilities.

Appraisal scores can help to determine

  • Program eligibility
  • The best program for a student
  • A student's level within the program

Appraisal scores also determine which pretest to administer for progress testing (pre- and post). Appraisals may never be used as a pre- and post-test to measure progress.

Delivery Formats

Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online)
Test Booklets
Audio CDs (Form 80 Appraisal only)

Scoring Options

CASAS eTests
TOPSpro Software
Appraisal Answer Sheets

Appraisal Choices

CASAS offers you a choice of Appraisal tests to meet your program and student needs.

Form 900R Reading GOALS Appraisal - a reading appraisal for ABE/ASE learners

  • Reading: 28 test items – 30 minutes
    • For all ABE/ASE learners; Accurate through Adult Secondary Level

Form 80 Appraisal - a reading and math appraisal for all learners and a listening appraisal for ESL/ELL learners

  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
    • For all learners; Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Math: 28 test items – 45 minutes
    • For all learners; Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Listening: 26 test items – 30 minutes
    • For English Language Learners only; Accurate through Advanced ESL Level
  • CASAS Intake Process (recommended)
    • Six-Question Oral Screening (optional); For English Language Learners only
    • Two-Question Writing Screening (optional); For all learners
Employability Competency System (ECS) Appraisal, Form 130 - a reading and math appraisal for pre-employment and workforce development programs
  • Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
  • Math: 25 test items – 25 minutes
Workforce Learning Systems (WLS) Appraisal, Form 230 - a reading and math appraisal for workplace settings
  • Accurate through Adult Secondary Level
  • Reading: 25 test items – 25 minutes
  • Math: 25 test items – 25 minutes

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The CASAS assessment has greatly improved the accuracy when placing students at the appropriate level of instruction. Other tests that we have used have not been as accurate.

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