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Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Due to the limited amount of seats Assessment Services is will be taking appointments through May 28th.

Starting June 1st, Assessment Services will return to walk-ins on all campuses except for New Smyrna Beach (appointments will still be required at this time).   Please click here to view Hours of Operation for days and times of walk-in testing. 


Assessment can be contacted at or 386-506-3067. 

Per state rule 6A-10.040, students enrolled in a postsecondary program offered for career education shall complete an entry-level basic skills examination.  The TABE is a nationally recognized test approved by the Florida Departmanet of Education for administration to students entering Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.  The TABE measures basic  skill levels in Reading, Math and Language.  The TABE is not a pass/fail test. 

TABE Exemptions Per Florida State Rule 6A-10.0315:

A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education. 

Students who entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school prior to the 2003-2004 school year or did not attend a Florida public high school must take the Florida Post Secondary Education Test (P.E.R.T.) or submit SAT, ACT, Accuplacer or FCAT scores that exempt them from the college developmental education program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra. 

All placement test score results and test scores used for exemption to taking a placement test are valid for two years.  


Online TABE preparation assistance is available at:

Test Preview.Com
Preparing for the TABE 

A valid photo ID is required for all exams or services provided by Daytona State College Assessment Services.

Taking the TABE:

  • Plan on approximately 4 to 5 hours for TABE testing, the test can be broken up between days.
  • All test questions are multiple choice
  • Calculators are built in for the Math section
  • No notes, dictionaries, etc. may be used during the test
  • Retesting - students will be eligible to retest after completing remedial instruction and must have approval to retest

Students that need testing accommodations should contact the Counseling & Accessibility Services Office prior to testing.


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Last updated: 2021-05-15T18:13:38.642Z