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TABE Testing



In order to be admitted into the CTE Business Certificate program (Administrative Assistant or Medical Assistant-Front Office), all applicants must take and pass an entrance exam .  The entrance exam is called TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test, which assess a person’s skill levels and aptitude in reading, math and language.

TABE Level A
  1. Required for Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant-Front Office or any individual course.
  2. Testing, you will be tested on reading, applied math and vocabulary (See resources)
  3. Must be passed at a score of 7.0 or higher.
For further information, please call CTE Office at 559-327-2853.

TABE Test Topics

  1. Reading (25 minutes for 25 questions), covering the following:
    • Construct Meaning
    • Evaluate / Extend Meaning
    • Recall Information
    • Words in Context
  2. Vocabulary (14 minutes for 20 questions), covering the following:
    • Definitions
    • Parts of Speech
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Usage
    • Meaning in Context
    • Writing Conventions
  3. Applied Math (25 minutes for 25 questions)
    • Data Analysis
    • Estimations
    • Measurements
    • Numbers and Number Operations
    • Problem solving and Reasoning

TABE Test Resources

Practice Test Websites:
TABE Practice Book Level A
  • McGraw-Hill Education TABE Level A, 2nd Edition - Test of Adult Basic Education
  • ISBN #: 978-1-259-58779-5
  • $22.67
  • Available at Clovis Adult Education Bookstore/Payment Center
Clovis Adult Classes
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes are offered.
  • Please contact the Academic office, (559) 327-2856
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