The T.A.B.E. Test

  • The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a timed battery of tests covering reading, math and language skills and is required by the Florida Department of Education for many GED-prep and career courses.

    Testing Waiver Technical students can be waived with original documentation of an Associate in Applied Science degree or higher (AAS, ATD, AS, AA, BA, BS, etc.) from an accredited U.S. institution. If you have documented testing accommodations, please let the testing center know prior to testing.

    What can I expect on the TABE test? Your reading, math and language skills will be assessed. Reading is primarily comprehension skills: Demonstrate understanding of information presented in graphic formats (maps, signs, graphs, consumer materials).

    • Understand words in context.
    • Understand the literal meaning of a passage.
    • Identify the main idea.
    • Draw conclusions.
    • Recognize cause and effect.
    • Demonstrate critical understanding by making predictions, distinguishing between fact and opinion, transferring ideas to other situations and identifying the author’s purpose.

    Math includes two sections:

    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, integers (positive and negative numbers), percents, Order of operations
    • Algebraic Operations involving exponents, roots; solve equations; simplify expressions

    Call Linda Diff to schedule your test at 941-255-7500, ext. 1744
    On the day of your test bring with you the following items:
    $20 CASH
    Government Issued Photo Identification