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Coming soon: Reading STEPS computer-based-icon-web paper-based-icon-web

The CASAS Reading STEPS (Student Test of English Progress and Success) assessment is aligned with the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards for Adult Education and includes 5 test levels to support improved accuracy resulting in better student outcomes.

Target Population English as a Second Language (ESL)
Uses Progress testing in everyday life and workplace English language skills (Reading)
Difficulty Level Beginning literacy (Level A) to Advanced ESL (Level E)
Placement Tests Locator or Appraisal for placement into pretest
Training Requirement CASAS Implementation Training
NRS Approval PendingEnglish as a Second Language (ESL)


Reading STEPS Content Standard BlueprintPDF838.08 KB Download
Reading STEPS Competency BlueprintPDF274.48 KB Download
Reading STEPS Sample Items by NRS LevelPDF2.71 MB Download
Reading STEPS FAQsPDF174.10 KB Download

Test Specifics

Reading STEPS assessments correlate to CASAS Competencies and to the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) for Adult Education. Use student test results to help target instruction. 


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CASAS offers self-paced CASAS Implementation Training at no cost. If you have not yet completed CASAS Implementation Training, you'll need to do so prior to ordering the Reading STEPS series.

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