College & Career Readiness uses the computer-based TABE Assessment to place students in reading and math classes. The assessment is administered to new and returning students as a pre-test. Students will retake the assessment (post-test) to assess mastery of skills in their courses when they accumulate a designated number of classroom instruction hours. Students should plan for their testing session to last 3½ hours. The length of the reading and math assessments are below.
Testing Center hours
TABE testing is by appointment only Monday through Thursday. If you are a new student, please contact [email protected] to schedule an appointment. If you are a continuing student, you will receive an email when it’s time for you to schedule an appointment.
- Tonya Wells - ABE Specialist II
- Locator - 35 minutes
- Reading Part I - 50 minutes
- Reading Part II - 50 minutes
- Locator Part I - 10 minutes
- Locator Part II - 10 minutes
- Math Part I - up to 55 minutes (depending on level)
- Math Part II - up to 35 minutes (depending on level)
Currently, we offer only in-person testing options.
Please be prepared to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, with photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport. If you are having any COVID-19 symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment for a later date.
The assessment is not graded. Rather, it is used to place students in the appropriate classroom level of reading or math.
Congratulations, you have completed the first two steps of the enrollment process. Your third step is to meet with advisors to obtain a class schedule. An advisor will contact you to set up a meeting time.
You will receive an eligibility email from the Testing Department with instructions for scheduling your post-test. Please schedule your post-test within 72 hours of notification.
Return to class, and your instructor will review your progress.
We will continue to assess your mastery until you are promoted to the next reading or math level. This metric is different for every student.