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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.

Retest Procedure:

  • Students without valid scores need to retest no sooner than the next day and prior to enrollment or by the 100% refund date for the adult education term. These students may retest once on initial placement without being assessed a retesting fee.
  • CASAS pre and post-test scores are valid for a period of one year.
    • Continuing students who stop out for a period of four (4) months up to one year may retake the CASAS pretest if it is recommended by a program advisor. No retesting fee will be assessed. If more than one year has passed, a retesting fee will be assessed.
    • New students who did not previously register with test scores of more than one year must retake the CASAS pretest. A retesting fee will be assessed.

Test Preparation:

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


• CASAS Sample Test Items

CASAS Schedule:

Make an online appointment

Hialeah Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Homestead Testing F 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Padrón Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Medical Testing M, T, W, R, F Varies by date
North Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wolfson Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Request a remote test. Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Standbys should check-in no later than 2:00 P.M. Monday through Thursday and 11:00 A.M. on Friday. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the 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.
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MDC administers the test at:

Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01
Hialeah, FL 33012
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(305) 237-8791
(305) 237-8846

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030
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(305) 237-5105
(305) 237-5213
Padrón Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1217
Miami, FL 33135
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(305) 237-6041
(305) 237-6207
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
Kendall Map
(305) 237-2341
(305) 237-0679
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue 
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
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(305) 237-1015
(305) 237-1889
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
Wolfson Map
(305) 237-3011
(305) 237-7622

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.