Per state rule 6A-10.040, students enrolled in a postsecondary program offered for career education shall complete an entry-level basic skills examination. The TABE is a nationally recognized test approved by the Florida Departmanet of Education for administration to students entering Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The TABE measures basic skill levels in Reading, Math and Language. The TABE is not a pass/fail test.
TABE Exemptions Per Florida State Rule 6A-10.0315:
A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education.
Students who entered the 9th grade in a Florida public school prior to the 2003-2004 school year or did not attend a Florida public high school must take the Florida Post Secondary Education Test (P.E.R.T.) or submit SAT, ACT, Accuplacer or FCAT scores that exempt them from the college developmental education program or they must submit college transcripts that show the completion of Freshman English I or Intermediate Algebra.
All placement test score results and test scores used for exemption to taking a placement test are valid for two years. There is an exception for Adult Education placement testing.
Online TABE preparation assistance is available at:
Taking the TABE:
- Plan on approximately 2 hours for CTE college program TABE testing
- All test questions are multiple choice
- Calculators will be provided for the Applied Math section
- No notes, dictionaries, etc. may be used during the test
- Retesting - students will be eligible to retest after completing remedial instruction and must have approval to retest
- Students that need testing accommodations should contact the Student Disabilities Office prior to testing (www.daytonastate.edu/sds/)
After meeting with an Academic Advisor, assistance with TABE remediation is available through the College Transition Unit at your campus.
Assessment Services is responsible for monitoring test sessions. Daytona State College does not tolerate cheating nor disruptive behavior. If an examinee is suspected of cheating, testing will be stopped and the examinee will be directed to leave the area. The test may be voided. The incident will be reported to college officials and disciplinary action may be taken.