Adult Education Assessment Library
Assessment resources for adult educators.
Our next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests are now available with redesigned reading, writing, and math content. Next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests more effectively help institutions place students in classes that match their skill level, and include texts and tasks encountered in first-year college courses. The new tests:
- Align to the same content domain continuum as the SAT Suite of Assessments
- Help institutions improve course placement accuracy
- Reflect the changing landscape of higher education with math sequences aligned to clear pathways
ACCUPLACER users will have the option of administering either the classic placement tests or the next-generation placement tests but not both at the same time.
Alternative High School Credit
“CASAS is a national research organization and test publisher with a focus on adult education and the connection with the workforce and postsecondary education to support career pathways for all adult learners and meet the needs of the workforce.” Taken from 2017 CASAS catalog.
CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) is the assessment all ESL students take upon enrolling in an adult ESL class in NH and is used to place a student in a class as well as to monitor progress. It can be given as a reading or listening assessment. It is recommended that after 70 hours of instruction a student take a posttest to monitor progress.This must be given in the same form as the pretest, reading or listening. For more information on the assessment, example questions to use with students and how to be a certified CASAS trainer go to https://www.casas.org.
"Built on the OCTAE College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, the HiSET® exam gives out-of-school youth and adults the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency (HSE) credential.Built on the OCTAE College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, the HiSET® exam gives out-of-school youth and adults the best opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency (HSE) credential."
HSE exams have eligibility requirements. Like taking a driving test, you must meet these eligibility requirements before you can test. Requirements are determined by each state and usually involve:
- Age: Most states have a minimum age for the test, but many also have exceptions.
- School Enrollment Status: Most states require that you be officially withdrawn from school or involved in an Options, Youth Challenge, Job Corp or other similar program to take a high school equivalency exam.
- Residency: Some states require that you live in the state to take the exam there.
- Practice Test or Instruction: Many states require adult education instruction before you take the exam.
- Identification: A photo ID is needed to verify your identity and age on test day before testing can begin.
- English My Way|
"English My Way is a resource for tutors who support and teach adults with no or low levels of English – providing free teaching resources and tools to manage classes.""
- Informal Assessment: An A-Z Guide
- Informal Methods of Informal Assessment
- Types of Informal Classroom Assessment
- Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment
The Northstar Digital Literacy Project defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in ten main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Information Literacy.
The new TABE 11&12 tests are secure, reliable, and valid assessments used to assess the achievement of examinees on core content areas taught and assessed as part of Adult Basic Education programs nationwide. The TABE test is aligned to the national College and Career Readiness Standards for the three core subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Language. TABE 11&12 marks the transition to a new online testing platform. TABE will be powered by DRC INSIGHTTM, a secure, powerful, and reliable online testing engine.