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TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)
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The TABE provides tests to assess literacy level work skills and English asa Second Language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The TABE is an assessment for non-degree and certificate seeking students.

Who should take the test?
  • ESL students
  • Middle College students
  • Certified Nursing Assistant students (CNA)
  • Phlebotomy students
  • Medication Aide
  • Massage Therapy
  • MRI Technology
  • Medical Insurance Billing

Can I arrange a test time? Yes!
  • See a Continuing Education advisor.
  • Obtain a testing referral form.
  • Schedule a testing time with the Testing Center. 
  • First test is free
  • Test retakes are only permitted by Continuing Education Department.

Walk-ins are welcome, provided there is space.
The TABE measuring instruments provide:
  • Assessment
  • Placement
  • Growth
  • Literacy level
  • Prediction and prediction information
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Downtown Campus

801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214.860.2000
Web: Downtown Campus

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1402 Corinth Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Phone: 214.860.5900
Web: BJP Campus

West Campus

3330 N Hampton Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: 972.391.1400
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