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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 Implementation Basics Training
NRS Approval Yes: Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education

 

Documentation

FileTypeSizeDownload
Reading GOALS Test BlueprintPDF236.54 KB Download
Reading GOALS for ABE and ASE FAQsPDF249.21 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 help 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.

Resources

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