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Reading GOALS

(Greater Opportunities for Adult Learning Success)


CASAS is pleased to announce that the Reading GOALS 900 series (Forms 901-908) has been approved for NRS reporting purposes through February 5, 2025 for ABE and ASE programs. Test content is aligned with College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards for Adult Education. Comprehension questions draw on higher order reading skills, including citing evidence from complex texts. New question types include Sentence Completion and an “Item Families” approach. Both computer-based and paper-based administration are available. NRS ABE/ASE levels are covered in four test levels.

Reading and Math GOALS Webinar Recording

Reading GOALS is the newest reading series developed by CASAS. Use the progress tests (pre- and post) in this essential reading comprehension series to monitor the progress of your ABE/ASE/HSE students. This rigorous academic reading series helps to identify the reading skills that your students need as you prepare them to function successfully in today's society and transition to post-secondary education and training.

Delivery Formats

Web-Based Testing (CASAS eTests Online HTML5)
Test Booklets

Scoring Options

CASAS eTests
TOPSpro Software
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)
  • Measures all NRS levels
  • Tests administered on CASAS eTests or with test booklets
  • Tests easy to administer, score, and interpret
  • Balance of life skills and employment-related content
  • Test questions powerfully relevant to the everyday lives of today's adult learners
  • Appropriate for the reading skills of Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Learners

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.

Content Standards


Test Specifics

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

Reading GOALS
Number of
Test Items
 Students have
up to
A Form 901 39  60 min.
A Form 902 39  60 min.
B Form 903 40  75 min.
B Form 904 40   75 min. 
C Form 905 40  75 min.
C Form 906 40  75 min.
D Form 907 40  75 min.
D Form 908 40  75 min.


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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 Reading GOALS series.

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