TABE® Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Get answers to TABE®-related questions that adult educators want to know.

Individualized Instructional Student Plans (IISPs)

Access and download the IISPs for ABE language, reading, and math.

Resources & Tools

Access TABE relate resources and planning tools for language, reading, and math.

Ask a TABE® Advisor

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TABE® is used to measure basic academic skills commonly found in adult education curricula taught in high school and adult instructional programs. TABE® also is used to give insight on performance for high school equivalency (HSE) tests.

Yes, TABE® is a diagnostic test used to determine a person's skill levels and aptitudes.

There's no such thing as passing or failing the TABE® test, your score can determine your eligibility for many programs that can have a positive effect on your life situation.

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You must completed and pass the TABE® 11/12 Certification module that is available at the IPDAE E-TRAINING center. This module is only taken once.

You must completed and pass the TABE 11/12 Re-Certification module that is available at the IPDAE E-TRAINING center. This module is required to be taken annually for Department of Corrections (DOC) administrators.

You can view a "How To" document that will explain and illustrate step-by-step how to access Certificates of Completion for completed IPDAE e-Trainings. View the "How To" Document.


TABE related resources and planning tools.

Common Planning Tools:


The IISPs are form entry PDF documents that provide adult educators with a template that identifies tested content by TABE® level to facilitate the selection of aligned instructional resources to support non-mastered content. The fillable format makes this a live document for ongoing monitoring and recording of student mastery.

Download the TABE 11/12: Determining a Student's Next Test Assignment (NTA) guide to assist with selecting the appropriate IISPs.


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