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WHAT IS THE TABE TEST?

The Test for Adult Basic Education, commonly known as the TABE, is an academic exam used to test a person’s competency in mathematics (mathematic computation & applied mathematics, reading, language and spelling). These categories, which cover the basic skills used in everyday life, were developed to measure and score your abilities at the high school level.  The City of Plantation Police Department requires that all Police Officer applicants score a 12.9 in each of the listed testing categories, Spelling, Reading and Language. (Equivalent to a 12th grade high school education). Please note that some testing centers grade Math Computation and Applied Mathematics separately and then combine the two for an overall score. Your combined score in these two math categories must be 12.9. Other positions merely prefer a score of 12.9 but not required.

Frequently asked questions:

1. How long is the test?  The Survey Version is 90 minutes. There is also a Full Battery Version, which is longer. Either is acceptable as long as all the categories are included.

2. Can I take the test more than once?  Yes, you may take the full test as many times as the testing center will allow. If you score less than 12.9 in all areas except for one or two, you may retake just those categories.

3. If I have a college degree, prior military or law enforcement experience, do I still have to submit TABE scores to apply?  Yes

4. Is there a study guide available?  Yes, McGraw-Hill developed the TABE and an accompanying study guide. It can be found for sale online and in many college book stores. Be sure to get the Level A study guide. The Florida Department of Education also has a much shorter study guide, which is free.

Go to: http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7522/urlt/0061349-tabe_book4web.pdf

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE T.A.B.E.

T.A.B.E Computer-Based Testing Centers – Open to Public

Scroll down for a list of some locations across the State of Florida that offer the T.A.B.E. This is not a list of every location, so you may want to check for other testing centers in your immediate area. Whichever center you select, it is highly recommended that you call in advance to confirm testing dates, times, seating availability, and costs.

Required Test:

TABE 9/10A – Survey Version (90 minute test). A few centers only offer the Full Battery Version, (3 hour test), which is acceptable as long as the categories match the ones listed below.

Mandatory testing categories:

  1. Reading
  2. Mathematic Computation
  3. Applied Mathematics
  4. Language
  5. Spelling

Alachua County

School Board of Alachua County

Traffic Safety Center

3501 NE 12th St.

Gainesville, FL 32609

Phone: (352) 955-7795

Offered: every Friday

Cost: $30

View website: School Board of Alachua County

 

Baker County

Baker County School District Career & Adult Education

523 West Minnesota Avenue

Mcclenny, FL 32063

Phone: (904) 259-0403

Offered: every other month

Cost: $20

View Website: Baker County School District Career & Adult Education

 

Broward County

Broward College  Institute of Public Safety

Testing Center – Building 21

3501 Davie Road

Davie, FL 33313

Phone: (954) 201-6790

Offered: Tuesdays

Cost: $35

View Website: Broward College Institute of Public Safety

 

Broward County

Atlantic Technical Center

Building 19, Room 279B

4700 Coconut Creek Parkway

Coconut Creek, FL 33063

Phone: (754) 321-5100

Offered: Monday through Thursday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Cost: $10

View Website: Atlantic Technical Center

 

Broward County

McFatter Technical College

6500 Nova Drive

Davie FL. 33317

Contact: Kevin Frye (754) 321-5812

Offered: Tuesday & Thursday

Cost: $10

View website: McFatter Technical College

 

Broward County

Sheridan Technical Center, Building 125

400 Sheridan St.

Hollywood, FL 33021

Phone: (754) 321-5541

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $10

View Website: Sheridan Technical Center

 

Charlotte County

Charlotte Technical Center

Building A, Room 075

18150 Murdock Circle

Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Phone: (941) 255-7500

Offered: Every Tuesday

Cost: $20

View Website:  Charlotte Technical Center

 

Citrus County

Withlacoochee Technical Institute

1201 W Main Street

Inverness, FL 34450

Phone: (352) 726-4378 Ext. 4361

View Website: Withlacoochee Technical Institute

 

Columbia County

Florida Gateway College

Building 17, Room 1

149 SE College Place

Lake City, FL 32025

Phone: (386) 754-4378

Offered: Schedule Online

Cost: $25

View Website: Florida Gateway College

 

Desoto County

South Florida State College

Building B, Second Floor

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33966

Phone: (863) 784-7327

View  Website: South Florida State College

 

Duval County

Florida State College at Jacksonville – Deerwood Campus

9911 Old Baymeadows Road

Jacksonville, FL 32256

Phone: (904) 997-2619

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $30

View Website: Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

Duval County

Florida State College at Jacksonville – Downtown Campus

Room A1020

101 West State Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Phone: (904) 632-5077

Offered: Monday through Friday

Cost: $30

View Website: Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

Duval County

Florida State College at Jacksonville – Kent Campus

Buliding A102

3939 Roosevelt Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32205

Phone: (904) 381-3754

Offered: Monday through Saturday

Cost: $30

View Website: Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

Escambia County

Pensacola State College

Testing Center – Bldg.6 Student Services, Room 635

1000 College Boulevard

Pensacola, FL 32504-8998

Phone: (850) 484-2146

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $10

View Website: Pensacola State College

 

Flagler County

Flagler Technical Institute

1 Corporate Drive

Palm Coast, FL 32137

Phone: (386) 447-4345

Offered: Monday through Friday

Cost: $50

 

Hardee County

South Florida State College

Building B, Second Floor

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825

Phone: (863) 784-7327

** Full TABE version only (longer test)

Offered: Monday through Friday

Cost: $30

View Website: South Florida State College

 

Highlands County

South Florida State College

Building B, Second Floor

600 West College Drive

Avon Park, FL 33825

Phone: (863) 784-7327

** Full TABE version only (longer test)

Offered: Mondays & Tuesdays

Cost: $30

View Website: South Florida State College

 

Hillsborough County Schools

Learey Technical Center

5410 N. 20th Street

Tampa, FL 33610

Phone: (813) 231-1650

Offered: Mondays & Wednesdays

Cost: $5

 

Holmes County

Washington-Holmes Technical Center

757 Hoyt Street

Chipley, FL 32428

Phone: (850) 638-1180

** Full TABE version only (longer test)

Offered: Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Cost: $10

View Website: Washington-Holmes Technical Center

 

Lafayette County

Lafayette Adult and Family Education Center

160 NE Hornet Drive

Mayo, FL 32066

Phone: (386) 294-2446

 

Lee County

Tech Center Central

3800 Michigan Ave

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Phone: (239) 334-4544

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $15 cash only

View Website: Tech Center Central

 

Leon County

Lively Technical Center

500 N. Appleyard Dr.

Tallahassee, FL 32304

Phone: (850) 487-7555

Offered: Monday through Friday

Cost: $25

 

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade College Testing Centers

Offered: see link for list of locations & times

Cost: $10 to $45 (see link for specifics)

View Website: Miami Dade College Testing Centers

 

Monroe County

Florida Keys Community College

5901 College Road

Key West, FL 33040

Phone: (305) 809-3250

 

Osceola County

Adult Learning Center Osceola

2320 New Beginnings Road

Kissimmee, FL 34744

Phone: (407) 518-8140 Ext. 29220

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $25

 

Palm Beach County

Palm Beach State College Testing Centers

Offered: see link for list of locations & times

Cost: $25

* must register online as a college student prior to taking test – no cost for registration.(See link for specifics)

View Website: Palm Beach State College Testing Centers

 

 

Pasco-Hernando Counties

Pasco-Hernando Community College

10230 Ridge Road

New Port Richey, FL 34654

Phone: (727) 816-3483

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $20

View Website: Pasco-Hernando Community College

 

Seminole County

Seminole State College of Florida

D-108

100 Weldon Boulevard

Sanford, FL 32773

Phone: (407) 708-2020

View Website: Seminole State College of Florida

 

Volusia County

Daytona State College – Daytona Beach Campus

1200 West International Speedway Boulevard

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 506-3845

Offered: Monday through Thursday

Cost: $30

View Website: Daytona State College

 

Washington County

Washington-Holmes Technical Center

757 Hoyt Street

Chipley, FL 32428

Phone: (850) 638-1180

View Website: Washington-Holmes Technical Center

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