TABE Assessments

The College and Career Readiness Program utilizes 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 3.5 hours. The length of the Reading and Math assessments are below.

Testing Center Hours of Operation

TABE testing is by appointment only. We currently offer appointments Tuesday-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. Please contact us for assistance.

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Test Duration


  • 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)

Can I take the TABE at home?

Currently, we only offer in-person testing options. 

How can I prepare for my in-person TABE Test?

Please be prepared to arrive 10 minutes early prior to your scheduled appointment, with a mask covering and a photo identification and or passport. Please be keep in mind if you are having any COVID-19 symptoms, to reschedule your appointment for a later date.

What grade did I get on the TABE?

The assessment is not a pass or fail. Rather, it places students in the appropriate classroom level of Reading or Math. 

What are my next steps after pre-testing?

Congratulations, you have completed the first two steps of the enrollment process. Your third step is to meet with the advisors to obtain a class schedule. The advisors will contact you to set up a meeting time.

How will I know it is time to post-test?

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. 

What are my next steps after post-testing?

Return to class, and your instructor will review your progress.

How many times do I need to post-test?

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.