The CASAS Essay Test analyzes a short 3-5 paragraph essay about a current topic using a rubric and autoscoring software. The student’s essay is composed within the CASAS eTests framework using a secure word processor with a spell checker.
Sample Test Items
Use the CASAS eTests Sampler tool to see how the Essay Test word processor functions.
Please consult the “Essay Rubric” for skills associated with each score between 1 and 4. Use the Personal Score Report for Essay to see a “prescription” for improvement in the four areas (Main Idea, Organization, Word Choice, and Grammar and Mechanics).
Many curriculum choices are currently available for teaching writing skills to adults. The duration of your writing classes and the level of your students will determine the materials best suited.
Student Experiences Using CASAS Essay Test