The Tests of Adult Basic Education, also known as the TABE, utilize subject area tests to identify the skillsets and practical knowledge base of adults. These tests identify strengths and potential areas of improvement for employers and educational programs in order to place workers and students within appropriate settings.
The TABE tests for basic and practical work skills within English and Math. Although there are a variety of tests offered by TABE administrators, all versions will include a standard set of material for these subject areas. Adults looking to take the TABE should be checking with the (potential) employer or school program that is requesting for the test for which version is required. This will influence possible test formats, paper and pencil versus computer/software administration, and whether advanced level tests for other subject areas are necessary.
Knowing the test material and format is imperative for any test taker looking to do well on an exam. For any adult taking the TABE, the exam will breakdown as follows: