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Reading GOALS (Greater Opportunities for Adult Learning Success) uses all new test items that measure academic language and higher-order reading skills contained in the National Reporting System (NRS) Educational Functional Levels (EFLs).

The series covers a balance of life skills and employment-related content of interest to adults.

Target Population Programs that report to NRS: Use  in Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education
Programs that do not report to NRS: Use in any instructional program to test reading comprehension
Timing Level A (60 minutes) Levels B, C, D (75 minutes)
Uses Progress testing in everyday life and workplace reading skills
Difficulty Level Four levels from beginning literacy (Level A) to high adult secondary (Level D)
Placement Tests CBT Locator or Form 900R Appraisal for placement into test level and form
Training Requirement CASAS Implementation Training
NRS Approval Yes: Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education

 

Documentation

FileTypeSizeDownload
Reading GOALS for ABE and ASE FAQsPDF192.49 KB Download
Reading GOALS Test BlueprintPDF236.54 KB Download
CASAS Assessments New Reading and Math GOALS Test SeriesPDF2.45 MB Download
Reading GOALS-Basic Skills Content Standards by FormPDF344.34 KB Download
Reading GOALS FlyerPDF772.15 KB Download
Reading GOALS Grade Level EquivalentsPDF363.19 KB Download

 

Sample Test Items

View the Reading GOALS sample test items to familiarize yourself and your students with the format and content of this reading test series.

Test Specifics

Reading GOALS assessments correlate to CASAS Competencies and to CASAS Content Standards. Use student test results to help target instruction.

CASAS Level Form Number Number of Test Items Timing
Students have up to
A Form 901 39 60 minutes
A Form 902 39 60 minutes
B Form 903 40 75 minutes
B Form 904 40 75 minutes
C Form 905 40 75 minutes
C Form 906 40 75 minutes
D Form 907 40 75 minutes
D Form 908 40 75 minutes

 

Resources

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