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Diagnostic & Instructional Assessment Using Data

The following tools will assist instructors in identifying the specific skills that a student needs so that they may direct them to the curriculum and resources that will best meet those needs.

Infographic (Coming Soon)

Instructors may follow the following protocol for assessment:

  1. Administer the TABE and use the TABE Diagnostic Tool
  2. Administer the GED Ready Test and identify the PLDs and HII that a student may need to focus to
  3. Administer the ADRI to identify more specific reading barriers and determine the instructional level for instruction and or
  4. Administer the ARCS, which identified needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension

Test of Adult Basic Instruction (TABE) Diagnostic Tool (Coming Soon)

The GED® Classroom Proficiency Report for RLA/Science/Social Studies (Coming Soon) -- The Enhanced Score Report from GED® Testing Service provides targeted feedback for each test-taker so they know their strengths, what skills to develop, and how to score higher on their re-test.

The GED Ready® Test - It is recommended to assess students using the GED Ready® test as soon as possible. Request Ready® test vouchers through KAERS. To view a recording about this process, click here. For issues with Ready® test vouchers, email error message or problem description, name of student, date of birth, and problem voucher to

Once students take the GED Ready® test, instructors and students will be provided with a list of skills (Performance Level Descriptors or PLDs) that may be developed in order to improve their score on the test. For a list of test scores and PLDs and how they may be used, click here. Instructors will also be provided with a list of products that may be purchased for instruction.

The Adult Diagnostic Reading Inventory (ADRI) -- The ADRI provides placement and diagnostic information and identifies reading patterns, enabling you to choose effective teaching strategies. This resource will identify reading issues beyond the TABE and GED®.

The Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) provides research-based assessment strategies to improve reading instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) learners.