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Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment

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Assessing individuals whose literacy skills are at the lowest levels is simplified with the CASAS Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment. Use these two progress tests (pre- and post) to comfortably ease the testing experience for non-readers and beginning readers.

Forms 27 and 28 are competency-based tests that focus on letter and word recognition and the concepts and conventions of print as they help instructors identify reading skill needs.

Delivery Formats

Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online)
Paper-and-Pencil Tests (Students mark answers in a consumable test booklet; answer sheets not used.)

Scoring Options

Manual Scoring (answer keys are included in Test Administration Manuals)

Advantages and Benefits

  • Pre- and post-tests designed to assess low-level reading skills
  • Measures NRS Levels for beginning ABE literacy, beginning ESL literacy, and low beginning ESL
  • Use with native and non-native English speakers
  • Tests administered with consumable test booklets
  • Tests easy to administer, score, and interpret
  • Balance of literacy enabling and life skills content

Test Specifics

The two forms of the Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment (Form 27 and Form 28) correlate to CASAS Competencies and to CASAS Content Standards. Use test results to help target instruction.
Students may have up to one hour to complete their test.

Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment
CASAS
Level
Form
Number
Number of
Test Items
A Form 27 30
A Form 28 30

Resources

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CASAS offers self-paced online Implementation Training at no cost. If you have not yet completed Implementation Training, you'll need to do so prior to ordering the Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment tests.

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