Did you know...First time college students entering a college-credit program are required to take the ACT, SAT or PERT exam.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
If you plan on utilizing the testing center on Saturdays* or after 6 p.m. on weeknights, testing fees must be paid by credit card, money order or check.
*Saturday testing is available only in D-108 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
The TABE is a placement exam. It is divided into three sections to assess students' skills in English, math and reading. If you do not do well on part of the TABE, it does not prohibit you from entering a specific program. It simply tells Seminole State what your strengths and weaknesses are and allows us to help you complete your program successfully.
Depending on your course of study, the TABE helps Seminole State decide:
TABE Testing Hours
The TABE is administered on a walk-in basis on any Seminole State campus. Click your preferred testing location below for exam hours.
What should I bring on the day of the test?
Prior to taking any examination, you will need to present a current, valid and original photo ID with a signature (e.g., passport, driver’s license or state-issued ID card). If your photo ID does not include a signature, a second ID is required with your name and signature (e.g., Social Security card, voter registration card, credit card or debit card). The PERT is administered on a computer. Paper and pencil will be provided for the math portion so you can work out your answers.
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Why is the TABE Important?
You must meet your program's required scores in all three sections of the TABE by the time you complete your coursework in order to earn a degree or diploma. Additionally, by taking the TABE, you meet state entry requirements for:
If you are entering a career program that requires acceptable TABE scores and you meet certain other criteria, you can request exemption by completing a TABE Exemption Request form.
What if I Fail to Meet My Program's Requirements in One or More TABE Sections?
Florida law requires you to pass all three sections of the TABE to be:
In most cases, you can still enter a non-credit program if you agree to use Seminole State's support services. To improve your knowledge and skills, you may be required to spend a certain number of hours each week in the College's STAR Center.
The STAR Center staff:
If you are unsuccessful in one part of the TABE, you are only required to retake that particular section of the exam. For example, if you pass English and reading but do not pass math, you only have to retake the math portion.
There are exceptions to this rule. Check with your Seminole State counselor or the Assessment and Testing Center for more information.
What If I Haven't Taken the TABE?
If you haven't completed the TABE, you can take it at Seminole State. Contact the Assessment and Testing Center at 407.708.2020 for more information.
How Can I Get More Information About the TABE?
For more information about the TABE:
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