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TABE Testing Information

Important COVID-19 Related Update: Eastern Florida State College has resumed on-campus TABE testing with limited, small groups to maintain social distancing and administer tests as safely as possible. On-Campus TABE testing is currently available by appointment only, via the RegisterBlast online registration system on the Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay Campuses. Seating is limited and appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, Monday - Thursday between 9 AM and 6 PM.

Under EFSC safety protocols, as of May 19, 2021, masks are optional and not mandatory at EFSC due to new CDC guidance. No locker space will be provided, so testers should not bring personal items such as wallets, hats and cell phones to the testing centers. Only a photo ID and car keys should be brought to the Assessment Center as all necessary testing supplies are provided.

Appointments must be made more than 24 hours before the scheduled test session. The TABE test publisher requires 3 months or 30 hours of instruction between TABE retesting attempts. In order to make a TABE test appointment, students will need their EFSC ID number, Titans student email, telephone number and the academic program for which they need the TABE test. View more details about the RegisterBlast system.

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The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) tests skills and aptitudes in reading, math, and language, as you'll apply them in the workforce or classroom. Although there's no such thing as passing or failing the TABE test, your score can play a role in your eligibility for many programs, and you will need to achieve a state-required basic skill level, as measured by the TABE, in order for you to graduate from many career programs, unless you qualify for an exception.

EFSC uses the TABE 11/12 Level A Complete Battery for certain Career and Technical Certificate (CTC) programs and for admissions points to some limited access programs. Test administration is computer based and performed in the Campus Testing offices by appointment only.

TABE 11/12 is aligned with College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards and complies with today's rigorous Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) regulations. In accordance with State Administrative Code, students enrolled in CTC programs that require TABE must complete testing within the first six weeks after beginning classes in the program. That mandate allows sufficient time for remediation and retesting before graduation for students who do not meet the basic skill levels outlined in the chart below.

TABE 11/12 content stresses the integration and application of instructional skills in contexts meaningful to adult learners. Literacy is a key for adult learners. TABE 11/12 measures it in these three key types: Foundational Skills, Literary Texts, and Informational Texts. Scores are expressed as scaled scores (the value of the actual number correct out of the possible total). Scores are valid for two years from the test date until the date a student enters a program of study and remain valid with continuous enrollment. Eastern Florida offers resources for preparing and also a remediation process available through Career and Technical Program Academic Support.

Minimum basic skill levels in math, language and reading are defined in each vocational program description and listed in the chart below.

 TABE 2021 – 2022 BASIC SKILLS SCORE REQUIREMENTS
Exit from Career & Technical Certificate (CTC) programs for students starting Fall Term 2021

PROGRAM  CODE      Grade Equivalency 11/12 Scaled Score
    MATH LANG READ MATH LANG READ
Aviation Airframe Mechanics ACAM 10 9 10 627 584 597
Aviation Powerplant Mechanics APPM 10 9 10 627 584 597
Cosmetology COS2 8 8 9 577 572 576
Fire Fighter I/II FRI2 10 10 10 627 608 597
Heating, Ventilation, Air
Conditioning/Refrigeration HVAC
AIR3 10 9 9 627 584 576
Mental Health Technician MHTC 9 9 9 596 584 576
Practical Nursing LPN2 11 11 11 657 631 617
Welding Technology WEL2 9 9 9 596 584 576


NOTE: Students enrolled in programs of 450 hours or more that require a state, national, or industry licensure exam for employment must be initially tested (unless one of the approved exemptions is met). If upon program completion, the student documents passage of the licensure exam within six months of program completion, the basic skills exit requirement is waived.