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Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

The TABE Complete Battery and Survey versions each measure skills in Reading, Mathematics, Language Skills, and Spelling in a context that is meaningful to adults. The TABE may be administered in a paper and pencil format or on the computer. The tests are timed and take approximately 3 hours to complete the Complete Battery and 1 1/2 hours to complete the Survey. There is no penalty for guessing on any of the subtests. Academic support labs are available to prepare students to take the TABE.

The TABE is used for the following:

Retest Procedure:

Placement test scores are valid for two years. If you have not used those scores for course placement during that time you will be required to take the test again. Completion of a prescribed remediation program is suggested prior to retesting with a minimum 30-day period after initial testing or between retests. An alternate form of the TABE is used for retests.

Test Preparation:

The following are links to resources for students to prepare for the TABE:

SOURCE LINK
Florida Department of Education

• Preparing for the TABE handbook

McGraw-Hill

• Instructions targeted for TABE success and Pre-GED

MDC School of Continuing Education & Professional Development

• TABE test prep classes

Miami Dade College

Test preparation resources sorted by Campus

Online Resources

Test preparation resources sorted by Subject 
  (i.g.: Reading, Writing, Math)


TABE Schedule:

  AVAILABLE ▼ DAY ▼ TIME ▼
Hialeah Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Homestead Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
R 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
InterAmerican Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Medical Testing By Online Appointments or Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
By Online Appointments only F 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MEEC Testing Walk-in basis T 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
W 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
R 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
West Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W, R  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wolfson Testing Walk-in basis M, T, W, R 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
By Online Appointments only F 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Note:
Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.

 

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate presents documentation to ACCESS department.
  2. ACCESS department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. ACCESS department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.

Fees:

   CRITERIA  PAY▼ FEE▼
TABE Entrance and Exit purposes for Career and Technical Educational (vocational) MDC students. This includes entrance and exit TABE exams for MDC Fire Science (all attempts)
MDC $10.00
Placement purposes only for Adult Education students MDC $10.00
No fee for post-testing Adult Education students   NO FEE
Other Fees This fee is used for testing students from other institutions - e.g. ACCUPLACER, PERT, COMPASS, CSP, TABE, Wisconsin Placement Exams. Maximum scheduled administration time is three hours. Plus $15.00 for each additional hour or fraction thereof. This fee includes sending scores to other institutions (all attempts).
Note: This fee is not used for course related testing such as Distance Learning Examinations.
MDC $45.00
Minimum
Official score reports to students or another institution or agency (all requests). Must fill-in and submit a Test Scores Release Form MDC $10.00
Note:
MDC testing fees are non-refundable/non-transferable. Examinees must pick up a payment form at the Testing Center and submit it to the Bursar’s Office prior to taking an MDC fee related test. The testing fee payment can be made with cash, money order, or credit/debit card. Make sure to save the receipt for proof of payment.


MDC administers the test at:

ADDRESS  PHONE E-MAIL
MEEC Testing
6300 NW 7th Avenue
Room 1101
Miami, FL 33150
Map
Main:
(305) 237-1909
(305) 237-1903
Fax:
(305) 237-1908
north_testing@mdc.edu

mmason@mdc.edu
Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01 
Hialeah, FL 33012
Map
Main:
(305) 237-8791
Fax:
(305) 237-8846

hialeah_testing@mdc.edu

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030
Map
Main:
(305) 237-5105
Fax:
(305) 237-5213
irokovic@mdc.edu
InterAmerican Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1110
Miami, FL 33135
Map
Main:
(305) 237-6041
Fax:
(305) 237-6207
iac_testing@mdc.edu
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
Map
Main:
(305) 237-2341
Fax:
(305) 237-0679
kendall_testing@mdc.edu
Medical Testing
950 NW 20 Street
Room 1303
Miami, FL 33127
Map
Main:
(305) 237-4275
Fax:
(305) 237-4347
medical_testing@mdc.edu
North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
Map
Main:
(305) 237-1015
Fax:
(305) 237-1889
north_testing@mdc.edu
MDC-West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178
Map
Main:
(305) 237-8979
Fax:
(305) 237-4951
west_testing@mdc.edu
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
Map
Main:
(305) 237-3011
Fax:
(305) 237-7622
wolfson_testing@mdc.edu



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