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Minnesota's Essential Skills Credential

Minnesota’s Essential Skills Credential program is for English Language Learning (ELL) students. If you complete the ELL program, you will earn an Essential Skills Credential from the state of Minnesota Department of Education.

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  • Each person who gives, scores, or orders CASAS assessments must complete Initial Implementation Training
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    • Use curriculum support materials to enhance instruction
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  • Complete your training requirement online.
  • Check with your state professional development department for more information about CASAS training in your area.

Expand Your Knowledge

Some CASAS products require special training or training in addition to Implementation Training. See the left sidebar for information about specialty training courses.

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Technically, I thought [the online course] was brilliant. I felt the computer was a team partner with me, not something to feel threatened by. It was also very authentic, in that I knew what was expected and if I came up short, the computer informed me and wouldn't let me move forward until the expectation was met. ~ Victoria Ahumada, Teacher, San Dieguito Adult School

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