Professional Development



CASAS Preview

About a year ago, the Office of Adult Education began working with service providers to explore upcoming changes in the TABE Assessment. Many of you and your agencies positively engaged in the discussion, which grew into several task groups that worked to explore other assessments, test them out, and continue to expand the dialogue with more members of our education and workforce community.  Through these various communications, a growing consensus built on moving forward with utilizing the CASAS assessment. The Office of Adult Education and Philadelphia Works, Inc. are truly excited to announce that CASAS will be recognized as the primary assessment tool used by our wider system in Philadelphia. Programs will stagger the transition to CASAS over the next six months ensuring a full system transition by late October. 

 

This decision is truly one made by the community, and something we should all be proud of! This move also represents the care we have for our students and job seekers in selecting an assessment tool that is accessible and user-friendly.

 

Please expect more details to be shared in the near future regarding support in this transition, including CASAS administrator and proctor training, details on material costs, and other supports. If you would like to get a preview of the CASAS test, sign up for an opportunity to try out the test at District 1199C on Tuesday, May 21 at 2pm, Wednesday, May 29 at 9:30am or 1pm, or June 6 at 6pm. We encourage you to visit the CASAS website in the interim to learn more about the test.



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District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
100 South Broad Street, 10th Floor
Webb 5/29 - 5/29 We 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM $0.00 View 6
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District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
100 South Broad Street, 10th Floor
Webb 5/29 - 5/29 We 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM $0.00 View 10
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District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund
100 South Broad Street, 10th Floor
Webb 6/6 - 6/6 Th 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $0.00 View 15

Formative and Summative Assessments in the ABE and ESL Classrooms
This session is for participants interested in expanding their knowledge around formative and summative assessment in the ABE and ESL classrooms. In addition to describing the characteristics of these assessments, participants will also come away from this interactive workshop with a plan for implementing different types of assessments in their classrooms, as well as, easy to adapt models of assessments.  Throughout the workshop participants will be engaged in a series of activities and interactive discussions around questions such as: what are best practices related to assessments, how do I plan and follow up on assessments in my classroom, and how do I use information from summative assessments to establish benchmarks for instruction?

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OAE - Two Penn Center, 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1412
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18 - &up Ojeda 6/21 - 6/21 Fr 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM $0.00 View 9