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BEST Plus is an individually administered, face-to-face oral interview designed to assess the English language proficiency of adult English language learners. BEST Plus is a combined test of listening and speaking skills that provides a short, practical test and meets the accountability needs of programs that report to the National Reporting System (NRS).



The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment was designed to provide achievement scores that are valid for most types of adult education decision-making. New York State requires administration of the TABE tests for all students seeking entry into Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) programs supported by Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title 2, Welfare Education Program (WEP), Employment Preparation Education (EPE) and the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) funding for the purpose of reporting educational gain as required by the federal National Reporting System (NRS) for Adult Education.


Common Core Standards

At a recent Program Managers' Round Table, participants discussed the Common Core State Standards Initiative. This initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare students for college and the workforce.


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