The standards help instructors identify the underlying basic and academic skills embedded in CASAS Competencies. These standards contain clearly stated detailed statements leveled according to NRS Educational Functioning Levels.
Competencies identify more than 360 essential life skills that youth and adults need to be functionally competent members of their community, family, and workforce. The competencies are relevant across the full range of instructional levels, from beginning literacy through high school completion, including the transition to postsecondary education and training.
Skill Level Descriptors show a continuum of skills from beginning through advanced adult secondary. They describe adults' general job-related abilities in reading, mathematics, oral communication, and writing. The Skill Level Descriptors explain what most learners can accomplish at the CASAS scale score level in a specific skill area.
CASAS Content Standards cover the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities of literacy and numeracy as designated in the Common Core State Standards. The CASAS Content Standards for reading and math and the Common Core State Standards directly and significantly match.
Use these Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum Modules with your low-level literacy students, including those with intellectual disabilities, in Adult Basic Education, Special Education and Rehabilitation, and Workforce Learning!
Intake and orientation is your opportunity to welcome students to your program and determine their needs, goals, skill levels, education, and work backgrounds. With an adequate intake and orientation process, you'll create a learning environment that works with each of these factors. As a result, you can promote student retention rates, improve learning gains, and build overall program success.
QuickSearch is an easy-to-use database of instructional material titles coded to skill levels, CASAS Competencies, and skill areas. It provides an essential link between assessment and instruction in the CASAS system.
Use TE reports to target appropriate instruction based on competencies and associated basic skill content standards for individual students and classes.
Help familiarize students with CASAS test formats. Because these sample items are not actual tests, they are not predictors of student performance and are not valid for level placement, assessment, or reporting standardized scores.
Access a TE Classmate presentation to learn how this feature can benefit teachers and students. In addition, user Guides are available for TE data managers, students, and teachers.