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Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)

The CASAS exam is used to place students into the appropriate level of Miami Dade College’s ESOL Program. It assesses students' competency through a two-part examination, consisting of reading and listening comprehension.

The exam is administered via Paper and Pencil or by Computer (CASAS eTests). The scores are valid for a period of one year.

The test items include:
  • CASAS Life and Work Reading
    Only the reading score is used for placement and promotion.

  • CASAS Life and Work Listening
    The listening score is used to inform instruction.

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the CASAS:

SOURCE LINK
CASAS

• CASAS Sample Test Items


CASAS Schedule:

  AVAILABLE ▼ DAY ▼ TIME ▼
Hialeah Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Homestead Testing By appointment
Contact the ESOL Program:  
(305) 237-5124
F 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
InterAmerican Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing By appointment
Contact the ESOL Program:
(305) 237-2162
TBA TBA
North Testing By appointment TBA TBA
West Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00PM
Wolfson Testing By appointment M, T, W, R 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Note:
Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.

 

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate presents documentation to ACCESS department.
  2. ACCESS department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. ACCESS department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.

Fees:

   CRITERIA  PAY▼ FEE▼
CASAS Placement purposes only for Adult Education students
MDC $10.00
Post-testing   NO FEE
Other Fees This fee is used for testing students from other institutions - e.g. ACCUPLACER, PERT, COMPASS, CSP, TABE, Wisconsin Placement Exams. Maximum scheduled administration time is three hours. Plus $15.00 for each additional hour or fraction thereof. This fee includes sending scores to other institutions (all attempts).
Note: This fee is not used for course related testing such as Distance Learning Examinations.
MDC $45.00
Minimum
Official score reports to students or another institution or agency (all requests). Must fill-in and submit a Test Scores Release Form MDC $10.00
Note:
MDC testing fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees must pick up a payment form at the Testing Center and submit it to the Bursar’s Office prior to taking an MDC fee related test. The testing fee payment can be made with cash, money order, or credit/debit card. Make sure to save the receipt for proof of payment.


MDC administers the test at:

ADDRESS  PHONE E-MAIL
Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01 
Hialeah, FL 33012
Map
Main:
(305) 237-8791
Fax:
(305) 237-8846

hialeah_testing@mdc.edu

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030
Map
Main:
(305) 237-5105
Fax:
(305) 237-5213
irokovic@mdc.edu
InterAmerican Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1110
Miami, FL 33135
Map
Main:
(305) 237-6041
Fax:
(305) 237-6207
iac_testing@mdc.edu
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
Map
Main:
(305) 237-2341
Fax:
(305) 237-0679
kendall_testing@mdc.edu
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
Map
Main:
(305) 237-1015
Fax:
(305) 237-1889
north_testing@mdc.edu
MDC-West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178
Map
Main:
(305) 237-8979
Fax:
(305) 237-4951
west_testing@mdc.edu
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
Map
Main:
(305) 237-3011
Fax:
(305) 237-7622
wolfson_testing@mdc.edu



Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
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