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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.

Please read the entire article at: http://escurriculum.spps.org/Students.html

Watch the Essential Skills Credential video: http://escurriculum.spps.org/sites/0986df53-fb39-4fa2-816b-03b698926774/uploads/ESC_Promo.m4v

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Our assessments make determining eligibility, documenting progress, and certifying skills effortless.

The Need: developing a workforce with the skill to succeed

Employers say they need a workforce that can apply basic academic, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills to specific job tasks. How can your workforce development program make sure your job candidates have the skills employers are looking for?

The solution: an assessment that focuses on real-life employment competencies

Use CASAS assessments to

  • Identify youth and adults in need of skills for success in the workforce
  • Place clients into appropriate education and employment training programs
  • Monitor progress and certify attainment of employment related competencies

See how other workforce development programs are using CASAS to help learners succeed in the workforce or training.

Respond to Industry Needs

  • Build a program based on employment related competencies identified by business leaders and Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs)
  • Integrate basic skills instruction, job knowledge, and skill development

Meet Department of Labor Requirements

Measure Program Effectiveness

  • Document learner progress and competency attainment in reading, math, and listening
  • Score CASAS tests, track student assessment results, and facilitate data collection for program accountability with TOPSpro software

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