TABE Practice Test 2024 Free Study Guide (PDF)

TABE Practice Test and Study Guide 2024 (UPDATED): Check our sample TABE question answers. You can download it in a printable PDF. Our TABE Practice Test is available in two formats one is an online test and another is offline (worksheet).

TABE 2024

The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a basic skills assessment that will be used to determine the strengths you have that will assist you in successfully completing your program. The TABE has three subject areas: Reading, Language, and Mathematics.

The assessment is delivered in a multiple-choice format. You may be taking the assessment in a paper-based format or online. There are no short answers or writing assignments. Remember, you cannot fail the TABE.

Effective January 3, 2019, the TABE Reading is no longer required for remediation for the Nursing program. Use of the TABE Reading is optional, but recommended, for Nursing students.

TABE Practice Test 2024

TABE Exam Format

Before you take a TABE test there will be a locator test. This will help you and your instructor determine which level of testing is right for you. The locator test will take around an hour to complete.

There are currently four types of TABE tests:

  1. TABE 11&12 – This evaluates learning in line with college and career-readiness standards.
  2. TABE-PC – A version of the TABE test that has been computerized.
  3. TABE-Advanced Level – Aimed at students entering higher education.
  4. TABE CLAS-E – Aimed at students whose first language isn’t English.

TABE tests are used in various adult education settings, including adult basic education classes, adult secondary education (GED preparation), and English literacy (EL) programs run by local organizations and educational agencies, community colleges, correctional institutions, and volunteer literacy programs.

The TABE is a broad achievement test measuring basic Reading, Language, Spelling, and Mathematics skills. Students who are applying to occupational and technical programs must provide scores from the TABE exam, in accordance with the Florida Department of Education’s minimum basic skills requirements.

Test Name Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Subjects in Test Reading, Language, and Mathematics
Test mode multiple-choice format
Test mode the paper-based format or on-line

TABE stands for Test of Adult Basic Education. The test includes reading, language, and math subtests. We suggest that students take one subtest per day.

  • Reading subtest: two sections- 100 minutes
  • Language subtest: one section- 55 minutes
  • Math subtest: two sections- 65 minutes
  • TABE Survey Form (non-Seminole State students): $25*
  • Complete Test Battery (non-Seminole State students): $60*
  • TABE Retakes (non-Seminole State students): $25*

* Prices are subject to change without notice.

Retake Attempts

  • Students must wait six weeks after the first attempt and everyone must wait six months after all subsequent attempts.

TABLE Difficulty Level

There are 5 levels of the TABE assessment. Depending on the results of the Locator, a student may take a level D in Reading, a level E in Math,s and a level M in Language. The levels begin with the L level which contains the easiest content and works up to the A-Level which contains more difficult content and requires higher-level skills.

  1. A •Advanced
  2. D •Difficult
  3. M •Medium
  4. E •Easy
  5. L •Literacy

TABE 11&12 Test Format

Test Name Subtest Name Max. Subtest Allotted Time
(in Minutes)
Test Total Time
(in Minutes)
Avg. Testing Time
(in Minutes)
# of Questions
Reading *Reading Test 1 60 120 80 – 90 47
*Reading test 2 60
Language *Language 1 60 60 30 – 35 40
Mathematics *Mathematics 1 30 75 40 – 45 40
*Mathematics 2 45

*Each subtest section contains practice test items and directions which adds approximately 10 minutes.

TABE Study Guide

Remember that the score you will receive on TABE is only one way to measure your skills. TABE will show you the skills you have now and those you need to learn.

Before answering a question, be sure you know what is being asked. For example, a test question might say, “Which of these is not an even number?” If you read the question too quickly, you may miss the word not and answer incorrectly.

  • TABE 11 & 12 Test Information and Practice Questions (Paper Format)
  • TABE 11 and 12 Level A – Test Information and Practice Questions (Primary Test Administered at Broward College)
  • TABE 11 and 12 Level D – Test Information and Practice Questions (Additional Practice Questions at Level D)
  • TABE 11 & 12 Online Practice Questions (Online Format)
  • Review the Florida Department of Education’s TABE Study Guide.
  • Students who plan to take the TABE test can visit tabe-1112-practice for practice tests.