Training Catalog

The state trainers are eager to provide you with the presentation that will best meet the needs of you and your staff. We have offered a variety of presentations in the past and are willing to work with you to build the presentation that you need. To schedule a training, email Marty Olsen at martha.olsen@gmail.com.

CASAS IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING

This is a basic, introductory training, designed to walk participants through the CASAS assessment process, from appraisal to post-test. The process of using the test results to inform instruction will be explained. All Minnesota ABE staff who are involved with testing students or using the results of the tests must attend a test training at least once every five years. The intended audience for the training includes:
  • New teachers who are not familiar with the CASAS assessment system
  • Other new staff who may be responsible for intake and assessment
  • Intake and teaching staff who may be familiar with the CASAS assessments, but who have never had the opportunity to attend a formal implementation training, and/or who want to gain a better understanding of the entire system
  • "Seasoned" staff who want a refresher course in the CASAS assessment process
Implementation trainings are 3 hours long.
The optimal number of participants is 8 to 25 people. These trainings are available to Minnestoa ABE consortia and their partners.

CASAS Recertification

Is it time for your 5-year recertification as a test administrator? This session will provide a review of standardized testing and address questions you may have about administering CASAS tests. The latest updates on CASAS tests for English Language Learners and CASAS GOALS for ABE students will be shared.

This session will be 1 hour long.

Going Live with CASAS eTests

This training will begin with the basics as to what programs need to do prior to purchasing their CASAS eTests. Once the eTests have been purchased, the real work begins. You will need to connect to your account, and begin by adding sites and user accounts. Devices will need to be registered and testing sessions will need to be replicated. Fianlly you will be able to conduct a trial run with the staff before "going live" and offering a computer-based test to students. This session will walk you through these steps and give you lots of online help to go back and review.

This training is 1 to 2 hours long.

CASAS Listening Test Implementation

CASAS offers multiple choice listening tests that add another perspective of understanding your students. This training will dive into the process of administering the Listening Appraisal, and then move on to pretests. Information about using the test results to inform instruction will be provided.

This training is 2 hours long.

TABE IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING

This is a basic, introductory training, designed to cover selecting and administering TABE 11&12, interpreting test scores, and measuring student progress.  Discussion will focus on best practices for using the TABE Locator, and pre- and post-tests. The latest updates on TABE 11&12 will be shared. Print and online instructional resources will be shared. Completion of this training will satisfy the requirement for staff to attend a test training once every five years. The audience for the training includes:
  • New teachers who are not familiar with the TABE assessment system
  • Other new staff who may be responsible for intake and assessment
  • Intake and teaching staff who may be familiar with the TABE assessment, but who have never had the opportunity to attend a formal implementation training, and/or who want to gain a better understanding of the entire system
  • "Seasoned" staff who want a refresher course in the TABE assessment process.

Implementation trainings are 3 hours long.

The optimal number of participants is 8 to 25 people. These trainings are available to Minnesota ABE consortia and their partners.​

TABE Recertification

Is it time for your 5-year recertification as a test administrator? This session will provide a review of standardized testing and address questions you may have about administering TABE tests. The latest updates on TABE 11&12 for ABE students will be shared.

This session will be 1 hour long.

Going Live with TABE Online

Priot to adminstering TABE  online, there is work to be done. This session will lead you through the  steps of getting started with TABE Online. The first step will be naming a Point of Contact (POC) for your site and signing a security agreement. Then you will learn about adding sites, users, students, and test sessions. Printing test tickets will be explained. It will also be important to understand how to get results after the testing is complete.

This training is 1 to 2 hours long.