TABE is a test of basic skills in reading, mathematics, and language at all levels. The test is designed to assess skills in the contexts that are most important to adults: life skills, work, and education. TABE’s objectives are fully integrated, providing a complete picture of adult performance. TABE provides both norm-referenced and competency-based information to help you plan for individual, educational, and training needs.
More information about the TABE, as well as study materials, may be found at Tabetest.com
TABE meets the Florida State requirements for an entry-level examination within the first six weeks of admission to a Workforce Development Program.
The TABE has three sections: reading, math and language. The TABE is a computerized test, and each subtest is timed. Students should be prepared for the testing session to last approximately four hours.
The cost for the TABE to students enrolled in or seeking enrollment in a Chipola Workforce Development program is $18.50. For all other examinees, there is a fee of $23.50. Payment must be made when the testing appointment is made through RegisterBlast.
A student must wait 90 days before retaking the TABE. Chipola Workforce Development students may register for remediation in reading, math and/or language if they score below the required exit score for the program in which they are enrolled. Once the remediation assignments have been completed, the student may retest. Scores are good for two years.
The TABE is offered Monday-Thursday throughout the year. Students should schedule an appointment on RegisterBlast. Seating is limited and test appointments must be made at least 24 hours prior to the desired testing date
Testing Center, Building A, Room 149
Minimum scores on the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Level A for Worforce Development Program entrance/completion are as follow:
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A student may be exempt from taking the TABE if he/she:
- Has earned an A.A., A.S., higher degree, or
- Has a minimum passing score on the standardized test (ACT, SAT-I, PERT, TABE) not over 2 years old, or
- Has successfully completed college level English and math, or
- Has completed college preparatory courses with a “C” grade or higher
Testing Center, Building A Room 149