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.
TABE testing is by appointment only Monday through Thursday. New students should email [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Continuing students will receive an email when it's time for them to schedule an appointment.
For more information, email ABE Coordinator Tonya Wells at [email protected].
The lengths of each test are as follows:
Currently, Wake Tech offers 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.