Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
What is the TABE Test?
The TABE test, or Test of Adult Basic Education, is designed to test knowledge of reading, language and mathematics for school purposes. BPACE gives the TABE reading and math tests to ensure that students have the academic skills needed to successfully complete the classes we offer.
Who should take the TABE?
All students interested in High School Diploma, High School Equivalency and Career Technical Education should take the TABE test. Our BPACE Counselors us the TABE to place HSD/HSE students into the appropriate classes. It is also used as a tool to ensure that potential CTE students are academically ready for the CTE classes they have selected. Students that are interested in enrolling inane of the following classes must score in the designated grade level:
Automobile Services • 7th Grade: Reading
Barbering • 7th Grade: Reading and Language
Cosmetology • 7th Grade: Reading and Language
Electrician • 7th Grade: Reading and Mathematics
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) • 7th Grade: Reading and Mathematics
Medical Assistant Administrative and Clinical • 7th Grade: Reading and Language
Therapeutic Services (Pharmacy Technician) • 7th Grade: Reading, Language and Mathematics
High School Diploma/Adult Independent Study • 9th Grade: Reading and Mathematics
When can I take the TABE?
TABE testing can begin prior to registration. Students who do not take the TABE prior to registration, will be allowed to register and TABE test at a later date (student will be responsible for making an appointment with the testing center).
TABE Testing Schedule:
Sessions 1 - 5 (Monday thru Friday)
Session 1 - 8:00 am
Session 2 - 9:00 am
Session 3 - 10:00 am
Session 4 - 1:00 pm
Session 5 - 2:00 pm
Sessions 6 - 7 (Monday thru Thursday)
Session 6 - 5:30 pm
Session 7 - 6:30 pm
How do I make an appointment?
Students can make an appointment for the TABE by calling (626) 856-4111. Testing is by appointment only and space is limited. Please note testing can take 1 to 2 hours.