CASAS Launches New Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum —
Improves Ability of Learners to Transition and Succeed in Postsecondary Options

San Diego, October 11, 2010: CASAS announces the availability of ten free online and theme-based low-level literacy curriculum modules with unlimited access. The standards-based modules contain multi-level and layered lessons in high-priority topics designed to improve learners’ ability to transition and succeed in community and postsecondary settings.

The modules target low-level literacy learners, including those with intellectual disabilities, in Beginning and Pre-Beginning Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, Community-Based Adult Programs, and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. The field-tested modules follow principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and apply academic content standards in a functional life and work-based context. Lessons in each module are structured in a tiered approach with four skill levels from beginning readers down to pre-readers unable to read print. Module themes include topics such as Get and Hold the Job You Want, Make Your Money Count, and Get the Help You Need.

Special features include strategies to meet individual differences and to increase ability to learn — alternate formats, metacognitive skills, self-determination skills, and community infusion.

…“I teach an online graduate course on adult education curriculum development at the Virginia Commonwealth University … and can only say that I am incredibly impressed with the depth and range of these materials,” George Demetrion

CASAS is a nonprofit research and development organization and a leader in the field providing assessment, curriculum management, and evaluation systems for adult education and alternative secondary programs in the public and private sector.

To download the complete no-cost Adult Low-Level Literacy Curriculum, visit

For more information, visit CASAS, or to ask questions, please call Virginia Posey, Ph.D., at 1-800-255-1036, ext. 192 or e-mail