Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE test is used as the assessment to meet the Basic Skills Requirement for placement for Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) and Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) Students per Florida State Board of Education Administrative Rules, Chapter 6A-10.040. TABE is also used by various academic programs at the College such as Nursing. The TABE test is aligned to the National College and Career Readiness Standards for the three core subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Language. The current version of the TABE is 11 & 12. Effective Thursday, November 8, 2018 Broward College Testing Centers only administer the TABE 11 & 12. The previous version of the TABE, 9 & 10, is no longer available. Broward College administers the TABE 11 & 12 Level A for all PSAV, ATD, and academic programs.

Effective January 3, 2019 the TABE Reading is no longer required for remediation for the Nursing program. Use of the TABE Reading is optional, but recommended, for Nursing students.


Test Name Subtest Name Max. Subtest Allotted Time
(in Minutes)
Test Total Time
(in Minutes)
Avg. Testing Time
(in Minutes)
# of Questions
Reading *Reading Test 1 60 120 80 - 90 47
*Reading test 2 60
Language *Language 1 60 60 30 - 35 40
Mathematics *Mathematics 1 30 75 40 - 45 40
*Mathematics 2 45

*Each subtest section contains practice test items and directions which adds approximately 10 minutes.

Testing times differ from center opening and closing times.

Students must be seated in the Testing Center no earlier/later than the time reflected below!

Testing Center Location Days of the Week Testing Times
(First and last time to start a test*)
Complete test Reading Only
Central Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 4:00pm 8:15am - 6:00pm
North Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 2:00pm 8:15am - 4:00pm
F 8:15am - 11:00am 8:15am - 1:00pm
South Campus M, T, W, R 8:15am - 2:00pm 8:15am - 4:00pm
F 8:15am - 11:00am 8:15am - 1:00pm

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, and S=Saturday

Check with Testing Center for test start and end times for partial test.

*Last time to physically be seated in the testing room to start test. Check-in, payment, and all other pre-testing requirements must be completed prior to being seated in the testing room.

TABE Minimum Score Requirements
Program Name TABE Reading TABE Language TABE Mathematics
Aircraft Airframe Mechanics (5272)* 10 9 10
Aircraft Powerplant Mechanics (5273)* 10 9 10
Nursing** 12 Not Required Not Required

*Minimum TABE scores in all subtests must be achieved prior to program completion.

**Effective January 3, 2019, the TABE Reading is no longer required for remediation for the Nursing program. Use of the TABE Reading is optional for Nursing students who have stopped out of the program.

The TABE retesting policy adheres to FLDOE rules. TABE retesting involves two components; time and test form. All test takers taking the TABE at Broward College for an academic program must adhere to the following retesting policy. The only exception to this policy is individuals taking the TABE for employment purposes.

Test Attempt Minimum Waiting Period*
(in days)
Test Form** Example # of Attempts per Year
All Programs
First Attempt None TABE 11 or 12 Unlimited Attempts
Second Attempt 30 Days Alternate Form from 1st Attempt
Third Attempt 90 Days Alternate Form from 2nd Attempt
Fourth and Higher
90 Days Alternate Form from Previous Attempt

*Official proof of remediation from the ASC may reduce waiting period.

**Test form given on first attempt is random and determined by the test proctor at the time of testing.

Per 6A-10.040, students who do not meet the required minimum level of basic skills on the TABE are required to seek remediation in the Academic Success Center (ASC) prior to retesting on the TABE. Students who choose not to remediate in the ASC must wait the entire minimum waiting period listed above. The process for TABE Remediation in the ASC is as follows:

Effective January 3, 2019, the TABE Reading is no longer required for remediation for the Nursing program. Use of the TABE Reading is optional for Nursing students who have stopped out of the program.

  1. If the student is unsuccessful at the TABE, the Testing Center will provide the student with a copy of their TABE score report and a slip indicating if they passed or failed. They will also provide the student with information about TABE Remediation options and direct the student to visit the ASC.
  2. The student will report to the ASC to meet with the TABE Remediation Lead to receive instructions on the remediation process and available resources.
  3. The student will be given 30-days for the first reattempt to complete the in-lab remediation process. If not successful, subsequent attempts will have a 90-day waiting period.
  4. Once the student has completed the remediation process, the ASC representative will administer a practice TABE assessment. If the student does not pass, additional resources will be provided until he or she can pass the practice exam. If the student passes, the ASC representative will email the Testing representatives to confirm the student's completion of the remediation process and his or her readiness to retake the TABE.
  5. The student then goes to the Testing Center on their campus to retake the TABE unless special accommodations are requested. Once completed, the Testing representative will email a PDF copy of the students' scores to the ASC TABE Remediation Leads.
  6. If the student does not successfully achieve the required TABE score, he or she will have to repeat steps 1 through 5.


Visit the Testing Fees webpage for more information!

Testing Fees


Students with documented testing accommodations must present them to the Office of Accessibility Resources prior to the desired test date. The Testing Center will work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to provide approved testing accommodations.



TABE 11 & 12 Test Information and Practice Questions (Paper Format)

TABE 11 and 12 Level A - Test Information and Practice Questions (Primary Test Administered at Broward College)

TABE 11 and 12 Level D - Test Information and Practice Questions (Additional Practice Questions at Level D)

TABE 11 & 12 Online Practice Questions (Online Format)

TABE 11 & 12 Level and Subtest

Standard Version

Audio Version

Level A Reading



Level D Reading (Additional Practice Only)



Level A Language



Level D Language (Additional Practice Only)



Level A Mathematics



Level D Mathematics (Additional Practice Only)



*Use the generic username and password provided on the practice test webpage to login.