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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 the 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. The purpose of testing is to verify grade levels for individualized instruction and program completion.
Test Of 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 CTE, ABE, and GED classes. When students fall below the required level, they are placed in Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes and post-tested at the end of the school trimester after accruing at least 60 instruction hours. TABE score requirements for Career/Technical students vary according to the occupational program. In most cases, where students score low on the TABE, they are encouraged to participate in the online Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) program in order to improve their academic skills for program completion purposes.
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 the 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 be sent by the teacher to take the post-test. The results of the post-test will determine whether they advance to the next level or continue for further instruction at the same level. Itemized test reports generated from the CASAS are also used by ESOL teachers to tailor instruction based on students’ needs.
The English Center IT Training Academy (TEC-ITTA)
Quality and recognition are of the highest importance in any branch of learning and education. Training Academy of Information and Technology (TEC-ITTA) is accredited and recognized by leading international authorities, from software editors to testing centers and quality assurance bodies. These accreditations ensure that our trainers, training facilities, course curriculum and approach meet strict international standards. We are then regularly audited to ensure that these standards are maintained.
Our clients can rest assured that the training programs we provide meet the highest international standards and that they are globally recognized.
TEC-ITTA is one of the largest Gold MCPLS (Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions) providing training and certification on Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server, Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Services, etc. Our team will advise and provide the right high-quality course to your needs to excel and to be recognized for your specialist abilities in new technologies.
TEC-ITTA is a Cisco Learning Partner Associate and provides a comprehensive range of Cisco training. Our team of experienced instructors provides Authorized Cisco curriculum with custom and hands-on exercises delivered with a results-oriented approach. TEC-ITTA offers the different exams for each certification track: Routing and Switching, Storage Networking, Security, Service Provider and Voice.
Adobe is the leader in the design, print publishing, as well as web and motion design tools. New solutions such as Adobe LiveCycle now help the organization with document management. TEC-ITTA offers courses on most of Adobe™ products, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Dreamweaver.
Certiport allows for individuals to become certified not only on all of the Microsoft Office technologies – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access; but on SharePoint as well. With Certiport, we offer you to take the MOS exams in versions 2003, 2007 and 2010 in French or English.
Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management and delivers exams through a comprehensive and secure network of test centers. Authorized Pearson VUE Test Centres such as TEC-ITTA provide IT exams and certifications such as Cisco, Adobe, VMware, SDI, Linux, Citrix, Novell, etc.