The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) is administered to each student who enrolls in technical training to determine his or her functional grade level in reading, language, and mathematics. Each postsecondary program has minimum levels required for earning a Certificate of Completion. These levels are established by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Workforce Development. Most programs also have a minimum grade level mastery for demonstration of ability to benefit. Classes are available to assist students in improving basic skills when necessary. Some students, including students with disabilities and students who have attained a degree at the A.A., A.S. or Baccalaureate level, may be exempt from the TABE test requirements for program completion. Contact Student Services for the specific details regarding program requirements and TABE test exemptions.
Four versions of the TABE test are approved for use – TABE 9 and TABE 10. Each test has two forms – Complete Battery and Survey. The Complete Battery is the long version of the test.
Test takers who have tested on any two forms of the test must wait six months if not enrolled in remediation before retaking the test a third or fourth time. Remediation through the Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center is strongly recommended.
Below are the TABE grade level requirements for each program.
|R=Reading TM=Total Math L=Language|
|Brick and Block Masonry||8||8||9|
|Early Childhood Education||9||9||9|
|Patient Care Technician||10||10||10|
|Practical Nursing (Level A)||11||11||11|
|Heavy Duty Truck and Bus Repair||9||9||9|
|Computer Systems Technology||9||9||10|
|Applied Welding Technology||9||9||9|
|Commercial Vehicle Driving||8||9||7|