TABE Assessments

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. The length of the reading and math assessments are below.

Testing Center hours

TABE testing is by appointment only Tuesday through 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.

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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 offer only in-person testing options. 

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

Please be prepared to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, with photo identification, such as a passport. If you are having any COVID-19 symptoms, you should 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. An advisor 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.