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  1. CASAS and TABESide by Side Southeast MN Regional October 28, 2011 Marty Olsen martha.olsen@gmail.com

  2. Objectives • Compare and contrast the two most widely used assessments in Minnesota • Review best practices in administering these assessments • Discuss tools to be used in targeting instruction to encourage student learning and increase level gains

  3. Why do we administer these assessments?

  4. What type of standardized tests are CASAS and TABE? Yes, that is the correct change.

  5. Who is eligible to administer these assessments?

  6. Who is in the target audience for the assessment?

  7. What is the scope of curriculum assessed?

  8. Where do I start?

  9. What procedures should be followed as we administer a standardized test?“Standardized” means that the test is always administered and scored in the same way.

  10. How long does the appraisal/locator take?

  11. What do I do after I administer the appraisal/locator?

  12. Tell me about the timing of the tests.

  13. What should I know about the different levels?

  14. What are valid score ranges? *Score Conversion Charts Inaccurate scores Use with caution

  15. What are valid score ranges? *Score Conversion Charts Content Range Valid Score Range: + or – 2 grade levels

  16. Score Conversion Charts

  17. How can results be used to diagnose student instructional needs and convey results?

  18. Life and Work Reading Form 83Class Profile by Competency (Manual Report)

  19. How can results be used to diagnose student instructional needs and convey results?

  20. TABE – Using Test Results The Administrator can manually complete an Individual Diagnostic Profile (IDP) for each student, that will give specific information as to areas of strength and areas for study. (3) Cross out incorrect items (1) Instructions (4) Count number correct to determine: N-Non-mastery; P-Partial mastery; M-Mastery (2) Choose correct form

  21. Where can I find materials to address these needs?

  22. Online Resources for Teacher Use www.mnabeassessment.com/competency_links.html

  23. Online Resources for Teacher Use www.mnabeassessment.com/basic_communication.html

  24. Where can I find materials to address these needs?

  25. TABE Links Online

  26. My students want to study online.

  27. More Online Resources for Students www.english-on-the-web.yolasite.com

  28. More Online Resources for Students www.ged-on-the-web.yolasite.com

  29. Can the test results predict success on the GED?

  30. What tests are available for students with disabilities?

  31. Suggested Accommodations for CASAS http://mn.abedisabilities.org/resources/by-topic/testing-casas

  32. Suggested Accommodations for TABE http://mn.abedisabilities.org/resources/by-topic/testing-tabe

  33. When should we post-test?

  34. How do I know which post-test to administer?

  35. Links for more information…

  36. Relating Scale Score Ranges to Educational Functioning Levels

  37. Questions?