TABE Test Preparation

TABE® (Test of Adult Basic Education) is a diagnostic test used to determine a person’s academic level and aptitudes. Many companies use it in hiring, promotions, or for selecting employees for training programs for skilled positions. It remains the most comprehensive and reliable academic assessment product in adult basic education.

In order to help prepare for this assessment, the Center for Workforce Development offers the TABE Test Preparation Course. In this 12-hour course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the format and purpose of the TABE assessment. Students will review applied and computational mathematical topics, primary functions of English grammar usage and mechanics, and how to read to understand and evaluate complex text. In addition, students will be provided with specific test-taking strategies and individualized feedback and guidance in the creation of a personalized study plan to provide the best opportunity for success on the TABE test.

The course includes four, three-hour sessions that cover:

  • the purpose and format of the TABE test and specific expectations of the examinee.
  • the difference between applied and computational mathematical concepts evaluated on the TABE test.
  • the difference between the language and reading component of the TABE test.
  • the review and application of content-specific conceptual understandings to related TABE questions.

Students will participate in an authentic TABE test experience in order to assess their performance and create an action plan for success to be used on further TABE tests.

Register for the TABE Test Preparation Course