How Talented Adult Ed Teachers Prepare Students for TABE 11&12

Prepare students for TABE 11 & 12 is crucial to your class performance on the test.

Good adult ed instructors know how to utilize target standards, develop students’ skills and use testing materials to set students up for success.

You care for your students and want them to perform well on the TABE. But finding the right materials and tools to support your class is hard work.

As you probably know, understanding the TABE is one thing but how you prepare your students for it makes all the difference.

That leads us to the top 3 tools below that guides the way competent teachers prepare students for TABE 11 & 12.

1. Sample Practice Questions for TABE 11 & 12

Competent teachers use the new sample practice questions. These questions are available online. There are not a lot of them. But the question stems allow students to understand TABE test format and structure.

For example, some teachers even use these questions to develop or find practice materials that mimic TABE 11 & 12 format.

2. The Objective Structure of TABE 11/12

Teachers who care for their students make sure they understand the objective structure. This document presents the core content that should be taught and assessed in the classroom per subject area (Reading, Language, Math) and per levels (L, E, M, D, A).

This is a tool that allows responsible teachers to design lessons that cover key concepts and address essential skills that students need so they can perform well on TABE 11 and 12.

If you think this is important, wait till you see the test blueprint for reading, language and math.

3. TABE 11 & 12 Test Blueprint

Almost all proficient teachers  utilize the TABE blueprint. Why shouldn’t you? Don’t stop reading now…

The test blueprint describes the percentage of content and the skills covered in each test per each level (L, E, M, D, A) and per subject matter (Reading, Language, Math).

In addition, this tool matches the content area with their appropriate standards.  For example, Math level D test should  cover the following:

  • 11% functioning
  • 18% geometry
  • 18% expressions and equations
  • 10% ratio and proportional relationships
  • 22% statistics and probability
  • 21 % the number system

Resources: TABE 11 and 12 Test prep books for adult-ed

  • TABE Test Study Guide: Prep Book & Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education 11 & 12 Fundamentals Level A: by Test Prep Book
  • TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education 2018-2019 Edition by TABE Exam Prep Team

What tools would you like to add to the list? Feel free to add your input in the comment section. Thanks in advance for commenting and sharing this post in your adult ed network.

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6 thoughts on “How Talented Adult Ed Teachers Prepare Students for TABE 11&12

  1. Instructor Norton says:

    TABE used to (9/10) generate reports that referenced popular textbooks on the market. It would not only list the skill domain but point students to specific pages or lessons in a textbook. This was very handy, of course.

    Does such a database exist for TABE 11/12?

    1. The coach says:

      Hi Instructor Norton,
      I hope TABE 11/12 will generate the same type of report/data but I have not seen a report that makes reference to any textbooks. Here’s what I was able to find: http://www.tabetest.com/PDFs/TABE_11_12_Individual_Profile_Report.pdf.

      Good luck!
      The CBL Team

  2. Thomas Murrey says:

    Thanks for sharing..

  3. Angela Carpenter says:

    When will teachers and students get text books/workbooks that go along with the NEW TABE 11 & 12? It’s crazy how we can’t find resources that go hand in hand with the TABE 11 & 12.

    1. The coach says:

      Hi Angela,
      New Readers Press sells some. Feel free to check this out:https://www.newreaderspress.com/tabe-test-preparation

      The CBL Team

    2. Clint says:

      Pace (https://pacelearning.com/targeting-tabe-tests) offers resources connected directly with TABE sub-skills…through their “TABE Test Translation,” you can see emphasis of TABE skills, CCR anchors and sub-skills, as well as a unique “translation” of exactly what is tested on each TABE 11/12 test item…the tool is very useful, whether you are using Pace instructional modules or not. The information offered through that “test translation” is not available anywhere else…

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