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Assessment Training all across Minnesota

Training Adult Basic Education professionals in the art of standardized testing



​We offer trainings in the proper administration of both CASAS and TABE standardized tests. These trainings are supported through a Supplemental Services grant, and are available at no cost to Minnesota ABE consortia and their partners.

Instructional Links


In addition to proper administration of the tests, it is important to understand how to appropriately use the assessment results to inform lesson planning. Click on the button for each assessment to learn about the many available resources to support lesson planning.



The Support Professionals Resource Advisory Committee (SPARC) is comprised of ABE  Support Staff who seek ways to help support staff all across Minnesota. Each November they sponsor the Support Staff Conference, and have been instrumental in developing the ABE Support Professional's Certificate.

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Southwest ABE holds a Minnesota Adult Basic Education Supplemental Services grant in the area of Assessment Training.


SW ABE contracts with Minnesota certified trainers in the areas of CASAS and TABE test administration, to provide trainings to Adult Basic Education professionals in the proper administration of the assessments, as well as appropriate use of the results in instructional planning.

The test series that are approved for use in NRS reporting are CASAS Life & Work for English Language Learners, CASAS GOALS for Adult Basic Education, and TABE 11&12 for ABE. More information on the MN ABE Assessment Policy can be found on


To schedule a training: contact Marty Olsen at




“CASAS and TABE trainings offer good information. ABE assessment website has good resources. There was a nice variety of sessions at the Support Staff Conference.

Survey comment, Supplemental Services Survey

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