The Employability Competency System is a leading employment-focused reading series developed by CASAS. Use the progress tests (pre- and post) in this essential reading comprehension series to monitor the progress of students in programs with a vocational or career focus. This competency-based series can help you identify the reading skills that your students need as you prepare them to succeed in the workplace.
For NRS reporting purposes, ECS Reading progress tests (pre- and post-tests) are approved through June 30, 2014.
Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online)
Computer-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Desktop)
Manual Scoring (answer keys are included in Test Administration Manuals)
Advantages and Benefits
- Four levels of pre- and post-tests, from Level A (beginning literacy) to Level D (adult secondary level)
- Directly targets SCANS Competencies
- Tests administered on CASAS eTests or with test booklets
- Tests easy to administer, score, and interpret
- Test questions powerfully relevant to the world of work for today's incumbent and future workers
ECS assessments correlate to CASAS Competencies and to CASAS Content Standards. Use student test results to help target employment-focused literacy instruction.
Students have up to one hour to complete their test.
|Employability Competency System (ECS) |
|Number of |
|A ||Form 11 ||25 |
|A ||Form 12 ||25 |
|B ||Form 13 ||34 |
|B ||Form 14 ||34 |
|B ||Form 114 ||34 |
|C ||Form 15 ||38 |
|C ||Form 16 ||38 |
|C ||Form 116 ||38 |
|D ||Form 17 ||30 |
|D ||Form 18 ||30 |
Resources and Training
Use the QuickSearch Online database to determine instructional resources by assessment series, skill area, program type, CASAS competency, publication title and by publisher.
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 ECS Reading series.
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