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

Forms 27 and 28 are competency-based tests that focus on reading readiness and the concepts of print to help instructors identify reading skill needs and target instruction.

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 Packet)

Advantages and Benefits

  • Assess low-level reading skills with pre- and post-tests
  • Measure NRS Levels for low beginning and beginning ESL literacy
  • Use with native and non-native English speakers
  • Administer, score, and interpret tests with ease

Test Specifics

Form 27 and Form 28 correlate to CASAS Competencies and to CASAS Content Standards.

Students have up to one hour to complete their test.

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


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CASAS offers self-paced CASAS Implementation Training at no cost. If you have not yet completed Implementation Training, you'll need to do so before you order this test series.


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