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CASAS Assessments Approved for WIOA/NRS

CASAS is proud to have a wide variety of assessments approved for Measuring Educational Gains (MSGs) for Workforce Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA) funded agencies. These tests also meet the requirements for reporting in the National Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education for both ABE and ESL programs.

Note: Locator and Appraisal tests – used to determine the correct pre-test level – do not require approval. Locator/appraisal test results are not used for NRS reporting.

The September 23, 2022, Federal Register combines all the current information published to date in one place. The notice also announces the extension of approval periods for certain tests. 

The table below illustrates which CASAS assessments are approved to measure learning gains for WIOA and NRS reporting purposes. The assessments cover all NRS Educational Functioning Levels (EFLs).

ABE/ASE Learners

Modality Test Series Forms NRS Approval Through March 7, 2024 NRS Approval Through February 5, 2025  
Reading Reading GOALS 901R–908R    
Math Math GOALS 913M, 914M, 917M, 918M    
Math GOALS 2 621M–630M     Pending approval

English Language Learners

Modality Test Series Forms NRS Approval Through February 2, 2024  
Reading Beginning Literacy 27–28  
Life and Work 81–188  
Secondary Level Assessment for Language Arts 513–514  
Citizenship 951, 951X–952, 952X  
Reading STEPS 621R–630R   Pending approval
Listening Life and Work 980 series 981–986  
Listening STEPS 621L–630L   Pending approval

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