TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)
Florida Statutes (F.S. 1004.91) require students who enroll
in a program offered for career credit of 450 hours or more to complete an
entry-level examination. The examination
is designed to assess student mastery of basic skills (in reading, language, and
mathematics). The basic skills
requirements for career education programs are exit requirements from those
programs. Tutoring must be available
to assist students in attaining the required basic skills levels. The tutoring may be provided concurrently
with enrollment in the career education program, or, in certain cases (i.e.,
programs with waiting lists), prior to entry into the career education program.
There are certain cases where a student may be exempt from
the basic skills requirement (see below). All others are encouraged to contact Student Services for information on TABE testing as soon as they express
interest in attending Erwin Technical College. The test results will help the program advisor in counseling the student
and will provide the basis for individualized tutoring assistance offered through
our Learning Center. Students who need tutoring to reach the basic skills requirement will be encouraged to
register in our Learning Center as soon as possible after taking the TABE. For questions, please consult a program advisor or Student Services.
Students are exempt from the TABE if they:
- Entered 9th grade in a Florida public
school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a
Florida standard high school diploma;
- Possess a college degree at the associate in
applied science level or higher from an accredited post-secondary institution;
- Are currently serving as an active duty member
of any branch of the United States Armed Services.
- Attainment of an Industry Certification
If you meet any of these exemption policies, please contact
a program advisor in the Office of Student Services (room 158).
TABE Testing at Erwin Technical
$5 non-refundable test fee (cash or money order only)
times and information:
- 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (Doors close promptly at 5:00 p.m.)
a.m. on Thursdays (Doors
close promptly at 10:00 a.m.)
to Erwin’s Administrative Office (room 101) AT LEAST 30 minutes early to secure
a seat, as testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited to 20 applicants. Appointments are not taken. Cell phones may not be used in the testing
room. Children may not accompany testers
to the school.
required: Applicants need to provide a photo ID
(Florida ID is preferred) and must know their Social Security number.
from other institutions: If students want to submit Level
D9 TABE scores administered by an outside source, they must be delivered on the
public institution’s letterhead in a sealed envelope, clearly showing the test
form and level, and must be no more than two years old prior to the class start
date. Under state guidelines, Erwin reserves
the right to screen outside TABE scores from any source other than a public
education institution for acceptance or denial.
test: Click here to view a sample TABE test.
Last updated on 4/14/2017