[Assessment 1350] Re: TABE CLAS-E

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Markey, Martha Jo martha.jo.markey at desoto.k12.fl.us
Thu Jun 26 16:36:38 EDT 2008


As always, thank you for keeping us in the loop.

I do have one question as we prepare for these changes...will this
correlate in any way to those students who are preparing for the GED in

We don't have many, but it difficult to ascertain a level of functioning
for those students who may be preparing for this test. We rely on
published materials at this point and would be interested in knowing of
any other "tests or materials" are available.

Thanks in advance,

Martha Jo


From: assessment-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:assessment-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Anderson, Philip
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 10:54 AM
To: The Assessment Discussion List
Subject: [Assessment 1348] TABE CLAS-E

To: Assessment Listserv Community:

You probably are aware that the new assessment for adult English
language learners published by McGraw Hill, called TABE CLAS-E (Test of
Adult Basic Education, Complete Language Assessment - English) has
recently been approved for use the USDOE for purposes of reporting to
the National Reporting System.

In Florida, we are reviewing the test for adoption by our state board of
education as an approved assessment for our adult ELL programs. We will
be convening a group of practitioners familiar with adult ELL assessment
from around the state as an advisory group to make recommendations to
the state. If the state adds this test to its list of approved
assessments for reporting purposes, it may also specify which skills the
programs should test the students in (reading, writing, listening, and
speaking), since the test offers these options.

It would be interesting to hear about the experiences of programs that
have begun to use it. Of course, comments from anyone who has knowledge
of the test itself, but may not be using it in a program setting, are
welcome as well.

Philip Anderson

Adult ESOL Program Specialist

Division of Workforce Education

Florida Department of Education

Tel (850) 245-9450

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