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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 August 7,  2020 Federal register combines all of 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, 2023 NRS Approval Through February 5, 2025
Reading Reading GOALS 901–908  
Math Math GOALS 913, 914, 917, 918  


English Language Learners

Modality Test Series Forms NRS Approval Through February 2, 2023
Reading Beginning Literacy 27–28
Life and Work 81–188
Secondary Level Assessment for Language Arts 513–514
Citizenship 951, 951X–952, 952X
Listening Life and Work 980 series 981–986

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