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Placement Testing - CASAS for ESOL or CASAS GOALS for GED class placement

The CASAS placement test is designed to measure skills in reading and listening for English language learners, and in Reading and Math for the GED preparation classes. It covers various skill levels from beginner to advanced adult post-secondary. CASAS satisfies a wide range of audiences, including ESOL programs, and Adult Basic Education, GED classes, or Career programs.

The CASAS test is administered at all of our adult school campuses. This is an online, computer-based test. Paper tests are available upon prior approval from administration.

T.A.B.E. for GED class placement was changed to the CASAS GOALS placement test. This is also used by Ridge Technical College to measure skill knowledge levels. If you graduated with a GED diploma in the past 2 years, you do not have to take the placement test; just bring your transcript and diploma for proof.

If you graduated with a standard diploma 2007 or later, you need to show your diploma in order to bypass the placement testing.

East Area Adult School at Ridge Technical College
7700 SR 544 (Lucerne Park Rd.), Winter Haven, FL 33881
Test Times

By Appointment Only

West Area Adult School
3225 Winter Lake Rd., Lakeland, FL 33803
Test Times

By Appointment Only

Taking the CASAS

• A photo ID (Florida State Driver's License, Florida State ID, Passport)
• $20 Testing Fee
• Social Security card (recommended but not required)

The CASAS for ESOL or the CASAS GOALS for GED class is a timed test. It takes approximately 2-3 hours to complete. You are allowed to take breaks between timed test sections. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early. You will not be admitted late.

No electronic devices are permitted during testing. Possession of such devices may be cause for test invalidation.
NO food or drinks are permitted in the testing room.