Students entering the ESOL program are required to take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) language placement test. Students entering the ABE or GED programs are required to take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) for placement. Similarly, students entering Career and Technical programs consisting of 450 clock hours or more in length are also required to take the TABE upon entry into their program of study. With the exception:
- show proof of a standard Florida high school diploma received from 2007
- show proof of college degree
The purpose of testing is to verify grade levels for individualized instruction and program completion. Additional assessments may also be administered to establish occupational program goals and objectives for students.
Adult Basic Education (TABE)
The TABE is used to establish a student’s grade level in Reading, Math, and Language. It is administered to all students entering vocational, GED and adult high school completion classes. If student’s test scores exceed the required academic level for their chosen course (GED or high school completion), no further testing is necessary. When students fall below the required level, they
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
The CASAS test is administered to students entering English language classes. It consists of Reading and Listening components. After pre-testing, the lower of the two scores is used for placement in one of six ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) levels ranging from Foundations to Advanced. After participating in ESOL classes for at least 70 hours and making adequate academic progress, students can take the post-test. The results of the post-test will determine whether they advance to the next level or continue for further instruction
End of Course Exams (EOC)
High school students in the State of Florida are now required to take end, of course, exams (EOC) in certain subject areas for graduation purposes. In 2011, Algebra 1 (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards) was the first course to undergo the implementation of a statewide EOC assessment. Over the next few years, it was followed by Biology 1, Geometry, U.S. History, and Civics, all of which are aligned to the NGSSS (Next Generation Sunshine State Standards). Students taking any of the above courses should speak to the counselor about testing requirements.