The Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS-E) Reading Administration and Scoring training is self-paced and available 24/7.  During this training you will learn how to administer and score the reading component of the TABE CLAS-E.

To become certified to administer and score the TABE CLAS-E Reading assessment, visit this link: 



    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Practitioners from ACLS-funded programs who require training to accurately administer the TABE CLAS-E Reading

This five-module online training takes approximately one and a half hours to complete and replaces the face-to-face version of the CLAS-E Reading Training. For each module, you will read some information relating to one aspect of the CLAS-E Reading administration and scoring procedures. The five modules are as follows:

  • Module 1: CLAS-E Reading Overview
  • Module 2: What to Do Before Administering the CLAS-E Reading
  • Module 3: Administering the Locator Interview and Locator Test for First-Time Test Takers
  • Module 4: Administering the CLAS-E Reading – What to Do During Testing
  • Module 5: Scoring the CLAS-E Reading

When you have completed all modules, you will be certified to administer and score the CLAS-E Reading, and a confirmation page will load. You will also receive an email confirmation that you have completed the training, which you can keep for your records and forward to your program director as needed. ACLS and the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass-Amherst will automatically receive notification that you completed the training, so you will not need to contact either organization.


For help with online registration, contact the University of Massachusetts Center for Educational Assessment at aclstesthelp@educ.umass.edu or call 413-545-1184.

ACLS recommends that programs maintain at least two certified test administrators for each test the program administers.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and components of the TABE CLAS-E Reading assessment
  • Administer, score, and interpret the CLAS-E Locator to determine the correct CLAS-E Reading level to administer to a student
  • Administer, score, and interpret results from the TABE CLAS-E Reading assessment

Assessment Basics webinar: This webinar-based training consists of two videos followed by questions. The first video describes what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, and how to interpret different types of test scores. The second video explains what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes and provides an overview of the ACLS assessment policies. Assessment Basics is available 24/7 and takes 30-40 minutes to complete.

You must complete this webinar before starting the CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring online training.

07/01/2022 - 8:00 am
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