TABE Practice

Frequently Asked Questions About the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Q-What is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)?
A- The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is an academic basic skills test created by CTB/McGraw-Hill.  Salt Lake Community College uses the TABE to make placement decisions for adult learners.  

Q-Which skills are assessed by the TABE?
A-The TABE given at Salt Lake Community College consists of 2 different subtests: reading, and math computation.  Scores from these two subtests are required for placement decisions.  

Q-What can I do to make sure that I get the best score possible?
A-You can become familiar with the format of the TABE before taking the test.  Also, you can try to review English and Math skills that you may have learned at one time but now have forgotten.  See the resources links below to help you with your review.  The TABE test is timed so you must be comfortable working through specific questions at a moderate pace.  Generally, you have about one minute to answer each question.

Q-What resources are available to help me study for the TABE?
A-See page links below and to your left:

        How Can I Best Prepare for the TABE