TABE Practice Test 2024 Free Study Guide (PDF)

TABE Practice Test and Study Guide 2024 (UPDATED) Check out our sample TABE question answers to help you prepare for the test. You can download them in a printable PDF format, making studying offline at your convenience easy.

Our TABE Practice Test is available in two formats: an online test for interactive practice and an offline worksheet for traditional studying. Both formats are designed to provide comprehensive practice and improve your chances of success.

TABE 2024

The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a basic skills assessment that will determine your strengths and 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. The use of the TABE Reading is optional but is recommended for nursing students.

TABE Practice Test 2024

TABE 11&12 Level: A

TABE 11&12 Level: D

TABE Exam Format

Before you take a TABE test, you will take 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 applying to occupational and technical programs must provide scores from the TABE exam, which is 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

The TABE assessment has five levels. Depending on the Locator results, a student may take a level D in Reading, a level E in Math, and a level M in Language. The levels begin with the L level, which contains the easiest content, and work 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, adding approximately 10 minutes.

TABE Study Guide 2024

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.

Sample Reading Tests

Reading Practice Test – 1

Reading Practice Test – 2

Reading Practice Test – 3

Reading Practice Test – 4

Reading Practice Test – 5

Sample Math Tests

Equations and Inequalities



Mean Median Mode



Algebraic Expressions

Fractions and Decimals



Rational Numbers



Sample English Grammar Tests

Sentence Completion 1

Sentence Completion 2

Word Analogies Practice Test 

Sample Critical Reading Tests

Critical Reading 1

Critical Reading 2

Critical Reading 3