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CASAS Reading  

Prior to enrollment in a CNA or CMA course, prospective students may be required to complete a CASAS reading assessment.  The CASAS reading assessment is used by Manhattan Tech to qualify enrollment into CNA and CMA continuing education courses.  Even if you are not sure when you might actually enroll in a CNA or CMA class, we advise you to complete this assessment in order to be ready to enroll as new classes are opened.

Who takes the CASAS

If you are enrolling into a CNA or CMA continuing education course with Manhattan Tech, then you may be required to take the CASAS reading assessment in order to complete your enrollment.  To learn about the admissions process please visit Enrollment Information.

What if I'm not enrolling into a Manhattan Tech Course?  No problem.  If you are taking a CNA, CMA, or HHA course with another institution or through We Care Online then we can accommodate you.

If one of the following waiver conditions has been met, then a CASAS reading assessment is not necessary:

  • Score of Level 4-7 on WorkKeys Reading
  • Score of 236 or higher on Level C-CASAS Reading (within 3 years)
  • Completed English Composition I with a “C” or higher through an accredited college*

*Students must provide Manhattan Tech with a transcript to verify grade.

If you do not meet one of these waiver conditions, then a CASAS reading assessment is required.

Keep the following in mind

  • CASAS is a paper/pencil test.
  • A $5 fee is required for all testers.
  • You can retake the CASAS if necessary.
  • A photo ID is required prior to testing.
  • Results are valid for a period of 3 years.
  • If testing for another institution, additional info may be required.


CASAS tests sessions are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the fall and spring semesters, and Wednesdays during the summer semester. However, days and times can vary depending on campus activities.  Sessions fill up, so make sure to schedule as soon as possible.  

Schedule your CASAS test now!  

All CASAS testing takes place in the Achievement Center of the Teaching & Learning Center.  Need help scheduling?  Look here for instructions on how to schedule your CASAS test.  To contact the Teaching & Learning Center, or if you need assistance scheduling email

More Information

For questions regarding the CASAS reading assessment or Manhattan Tech testing policies, contact the Teaching & Learning Center at, (785) 320-4584.

To request that a CASAS reading assessment report be sent to another institution complete the form found HERE.

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