Transitioning from CASAS Lifeskills to CASAS Life and Work

 
 
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Transitioning from CASAS Lifeskills to CASAS Life and Work
by Julie Pierce - Monday, 9 April 2007, 2:59 PM
 

What experiences have programs that have changed over to the new CASAS Life and Work tests had?  We will be changing over this spring and anticipate that there may be an initial drop in student scores.  Has this actually happened in programs?  If so, how quick was the recovery?  Have students reacted positively or negatively to the change?  What about staff?  Has there been a substantial adjustment period for teaching the reading content skills that are included in the Life and Work series?

Julie Pierce
Metro North ABE

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Re: Transitioning from CASAS Lifeskills to CASAS Life and Work
by Astrid Liden - Thursday, 9 August 2007, 2:06 PM
 
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Re: Transitioning from CASAS Lifeskills to CASAS Life and Work
by Rachel Bergquist - Thursday, 9 August 2007, 2:20 PM
 

I recently tested students with the new Life and Work CASAS for the first time.  Students expressed that they found the test more challenging, however, I did not see a drop in scores or levels and achieved as many level increases as before.  Try testing students with the same level test that they previously took in CASAS Lifeskills to start with.  Example:  Level 35 = Level 185, Level 36 = Level 186.

Students were comfortable with the change and there didn't seem to be much of an adjustment period.  I don't teach CASAS concept skills to students primarily because I see results from daily projects, so I don't know about an adjustment period for the change of content.

I would be interested in hearing what kind of results you see and if there is a significant difference.