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TABE Testing

As part of your enrollment at MTC, you are required to take the (TABE) Tests of Adult Basic Education. Unless wavered, the initial TABE test must be taken within 6 weeks of your admittance date. These tests are used to determine your strengths and assist you in successfully completing the requirements to graduation from your program. The cost of the TABE test is $25.00 payable in the Cashier’s Office. After payment, please bring the receipt to Jackie Coots in Student Services to register for the TABE Test. The results are valid for two years.

TABE Exemptions:

  • Have an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree or higher
  • Approved apprenticeship programs
  • Active Military
  • Shown readiness for public postsecondary education (6A-10.0315, F.A.C)
    • An Official College Transcript for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) level or higher, Bachelors, Masters.
    • An Official High School transcript for 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
    • An Official Transcript for the 2014 GED® Tests: Reasoning through Language Arts and Mathematics Reasoning where a minimum score of 145 in each section has been achieved.

The TABE has three major areas: Reading, Language, and Mathematics, all answers are multiple-choice format.
Due to the length of test, the test is administered in two separate sessions as follows:

Session 1: Language Arts (60 minutes) / Math (70 minutes)
Session 2: Reading (120 minutes)

Session 1: Locator (40 minutes) / Language Arts (60 minutes)
Session 2: Reading (120 minutes) / Math (70 minutes)

After testing, a score report will be generated. If any score in any subject does not meet the TABE graduation requirements, remediation will be required. Again, you will see Jackie Coots, with your receipt to sign up for ITTS remediation. Remediation is an online program called ITTS, which is customizable to meet individual needs. The cost of the remediation program is $25.00 payable in the Cashier’s Office. Retesting, at no charge, occurs after remediation hours are met.


TABE Practice
Preparing for the TABE
TABE Academic Refresher 
TABE Mathematics Test Practice
TABE Reading Test Practice

TABE Algebra Test Practice
TABE Language Test Practice


CASAS Testing

CASAS is the most widely used competency-based assessment system in the United States designed to assess the relevant real-world basic skills of adult learners.
CASAS measures the basic skills and the English language and literacy skills needed to function effectively at work and in life.

Contact Student Services to take this test. – 941.751.7900



Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson Vue Authorized Test Center


Monday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM-2:30 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday 8:00-12:30 PM

Testing available on select Saturdays.


Manatee Technical College Main Campus
6305 State Road 70 East
Bradenton, FL 34203

941.751.7900 x 1030