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Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

There is no study guide for the TABE test but students are encouraged to use the SPCC College Placement Test study guide and listed resources or seek out tutoring in the Academic Support Center prior to any testing. The TABE test is paper/pencil and timed. Prior preparation is critical to doing well on the TABE and insufficient preparation will result in non-admittance to many  programs. Appointments are required for all testing services.

The following chart lists required scores to be considered for the listed programs:

ProgramReadingApplied Math & Math ComputationsLanguageGrade Level Needed
AHS Chemistry
X
X
9
Truck Driver Training
X
8
BLET
X
10
EMT Basic
X
11
Paramedic
X
X
X
12
Law Enforcement
X
TBD
Nurse Aide **
X
X
9

** Only required if non-high school graduate

TABE Retest Guidelines Students can be granted TABE retest permission by the Testing Center staff if:

  1. Student took original test section within one (1) year AND
  2. Student has completed one of the following remediation actions:
  3. At least 8 hours of tutoring documented by the Academic Support Center
  4. At least 4 content area modules in Khan Academy documented by log printout
  5. At least one third of a workbook for retest subject area
  6. Student pays the $3 retest fee per section
  7. Student is permitted one (1) retest per test section every six (6) months
  8. Student may retest free-of-charge if appropriate test section was taken over one (1) year prior or a special circumstance exists

Students retesting must provide the Retest Authorization form, documentation of remediation, receipt of payment, and a photo ID at the time of the retest at which time the Testing Center Coordinator will evaluate the documentation for eligibility. Testing Center Specialist or the Director of Admissions and Testing reserve the right to disallow a retest if there are questions about the validity of a request. The Director of Admissions and Testing (or designee) will determine if a special circumstance exists