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Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1118] Re: CASAS and the GED2002
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Miriam -- CASAS has a research paper which shows the (high) correlation
between their assessments and the GED tests.  You can find it on their
website,  On the left look for "Research & Reports",
click for the sub-menu and then click on "Assessment Research", and
then again click on "CASAS/GED 2002".  There is also a CASAS/GED
Writing report, but the info is outdated.  There are interesting things
happening with the CASAS writing assessments, though, if you are

At my program, we use the scores in this report as one indicator that a
learner is ready to take a GED Official Practice Test, a pre-requisite
to referral to a GED Test Center.  We find this helps us in getting a
post-test for learners in the GED level classes -- and our experience
aligns well with what is reported in this brief, which helps sell its
usefulness to instructors and learners.  (It's not just "one more thing
to do" for Howard...)

Howard, Project RIRAL

"Kroeger, Miriam" <> wrote on 06/23/2005, 12:15:51 AM:
> Not quite sure where to jump in with this question, so will start at the
> beginning.  Have been following the discussion, and have also gotten a
> little sidetracked with an offshot to one of the participants, but our
> side discussion prompt me to ask this question.  Has there been any
> correlations of the "standard" assessments (TABE, CASAS,) and the GED
> Tests, including the English Proficiency test (Test 6)to the 2003NAALS,
> or for that matter to the MRS?
> -Miriam Kroeger
> Arizona
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of Marie Cora
> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 7:28 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1104] Guest Discussions Begins Today!
> Hello everyone,
> I hope this email finds you intrigued and full of questions for our
> guests this week.  Please welcome Judy Koenig and Stuart Elliot from the
> National Academy of Sciences, and the Committee Members who were
> involved in the Performance Levels for Adults project.  It is a pleasure
> to have everyone here this week.  
> I'm going to start us right off by asking our guests to respond to the
> first item that appeared in the "suggested preparations" section of the
> announcement, which I've copied below:
>             Questions concerning the lowest and the highest categories
> of the literacy levels; specifically, questions concerning the
> difference between the Non-Literacy in English and Below Basic
> categories, and comparing the percentages of folks falling within these
> categories between the 1992 survey and the 2003 survey;
> I know that the 2003 survey included additional components to try to
> gauge the lower ESOL levels, so I'm interested in hearing about that.
> I'm also interested in hearing about the Non-Literacy versus Below Basic
> categories.
> Thanks!
> marie cora
> Moderator, NIFL Assessment Discussion List, and Coordinator/Developer
> LINCS Assessment Special Collection at
Howard L. Dooley, Jr.

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