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Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j94KY9G15666; Tue, 4 Oct 2005 16:34:09 -0400 (EDT) Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 16:34:09 -0400 (EDT) Message-Id: <89DA2100D59D7341BEA4D938F9FB2A935C97D0@cccmail2.chemeketa.network> Errors-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply-To: email@example.com Originator: firstname.lastname@example.org Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk From: "Virginia Tardaewether" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1248] RE: New Computerized Literacy Tests X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 3292 Lines: 100 CASAS is available in a paper and pencil format. Va Virginia Tardaewether Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, OR 97305 503-399-6147 Centuries ago, in autumn, people prepared for winter by storing crops that could be used as firewood during the difficult times ahead. The heart worries when it has to prepare for difficult times. Voices of the Heart -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Gustav Kocsis Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:10 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1245] RE: New Computerized Literacy Tests We usually have a large number of students registering during registration times. We are using the CASAS and we are not very happy with that test. Is this test available as a paper and pencil format? Does any one know? Can scantron type of answer sheets be used? Thanks Gustav A. Kocsis English as a Second Language Coordinator Adult Basic Education Santa Fe Community College 6401 Richards Ave Santa Fe, NM 87508 505-428-1444 Gkocsis@sfccnm.edu -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Marie Cora Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:36 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1244] RE: New Computerized Literacy Tests Hi Debbie, Yes, the TALS is already approved for use with the NRS - but actually, I'm unsure if that test (paper/pencil version) is still available. Anyone? I'll also see if I can find out about that. What is in process presently is the approval for using the two new computerized versions (PDQ Profile Series and the Health Activities Literacy Test) for the NRS. ETS and researchers from AIR are right now looking at the alignment of the NRS levels with these tests. From there, these two groups make the necessary adjustments, or approve the use, or reject the use. The info I was able to find out is that this process should be completed during this fall. It is my understanding that staff at AIR who are in charge of the NRS are the folks who ultimately make the decision to approve a particular test for use, or not. mariE :) -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Debbie Yoho Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:51 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1243] RE: New Computerized Literacy Tests >From Maria: "The TALS is acceptable to the NRS... It would appear that these can be used for the NRS - I believe that this is the effort in motion right now: to give the official OK for use with the National Reporting System." Maria, can you clarify? Is the TALS already approved for the NRS, or is this only in process? And if in process, do you know when a decision may be made? And by the way, who approves which tests are allowed for NRS purposes? Thanks. "Turning Pages into Possibilities", Debbie Deborah W. Yoho Co-moderator, NIFL-Health Listserv Executive Director, Greater Columbia Literacy Council Past President, SC Adult Literacy Educators 2728 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205 803-765-2555 Fax 803-799-8417 firstname.lastname@example.org GCLC is a community service of Volunteers of America of the Carolinas.
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