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English Language Acquisition (ELA): CASAS

CASAS - Definition and Use

CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) is used for assessing basic reading, math, listening, writing, and speaking skills for adults. There are eight CASAS competencies which are embedded in the CASAS tests: 

  • Basic Communication
  • Community Resources
  • Consumer Economics
  • Health, Employment
  • Government and Law
  • Math
  • Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Independent Living.

RTC uses the CASAS test for students in Basic Studies and in other select college programs.

Websites about CASAS Tests

Longman Correlation to CASAS Competencies

The document below is a correlation of Michael Kerwin's series "Topics and Language Competencies" to the CASAS competencies (see list of RTC Library Materials below).

RTC Library Materials about the CASAS Test

Below are a few samples of the library materials available on this topic. Click on the title link for more info about the item. Ask the librarian for help in finding these and other materials!

See the Word document above for a correlation of Michael Kerwin's series "Topics and Language Competencies" to the CASAS competencies.