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Adult Basic Education Test Preparation

Looking to further your education or career? Then you will most likely have to take an Adult Basic Education (ABE) Test. JobTestPrep provides you with up to date content and information on the different kinds of tests that you may encounter when trying to further your education or career.

Adult Basic Education Tests

Adult Basic Education Tests (ABE) are used by educators to provide a foundation for effectively assessing skills and knowledge of adult learners. Each ABE test is used for a different purpose, such as:
  • Those who did not finish high school with a diploma
  • Adults whose second language is English
  • Determining Career and College Readiness
Preparing for ABE Tests will help you move forward in life, whether that be college or a career.

Types of Adult Basic Education Tests

Adult Basic Education programs use different kinds of tests to measure different skills. These tests are:

ABE - Educational Functioning Levels

The National Reporting System (NRS) is the system for the Federally funded adult education program, mandated by the Workforce Investment Act. The NRS sets the Educational Functioning Levels which measures the primary purpose of the adult basic education programs to improve the basic literacy skills of participants.

The NRS divides educational functioning into six levels for ABE tests. Each of these levels uses different tests to measure: Basic Reading & Writing; and Functional & Workplace Skills. These tests include:
The levels for ABE are beginning literacy, beginning basic education, low & high intermediate basic education, and low & high adult secondary education. Each ABE level measures basic reading, writing, numeracy, and functional & workplace skills that can be expected from a person functioning at that level.

Below is a list of the test benchmarks with scores for each ABE level.

Beginning ABE Literacy Reading: 367 and below
Total Math: 313 and below
Language: 389 and below
Reading: 200 and below
Math: 200 and below
English: 200-406
Math: 200-314
Beginning Basic Education Reading: 368–460
Total Math: 314–441
Language: 390–490
Reading: 201–210
Math: 201–210
English: 407-525
Math: 315-522
All tests: 200-299
Low Intermediate Basic Education Reading: 461–517
Total Math: 442–505
Language: 491–523
Reading: 211–220
Math: 211–220
English: 526-661
Math: 523-669
All tests: 300-399
High Intermediate Basic Education Reading: 518–566
Total Math: 506–565
Language: 524–559
Reading: 221–235
Math: 221–235
English: 662-746
Math: 670-775
All tests: 400-499
Low Adult Secondary Education Reading: 567–595
Total Math: 566–594
Language: 560–585
Reading: 236–245
Math: 236–245
English: 747-870
Math: 776-854
All tests: 500-599
High Adult Secondary Education Reading: 596 and above
Total Math: 595 and above
Language: 586 and above
Reading: 246 and above
Math: 246 and above
English: 871-1000
Math: 855-1000
All tests: 600-700

GED and GED Equivalent Tests

The purpose of the GED and GED equivalent tests is to measure basic skills for those who did not earn a high school diploma and to give them the opportunity to gain a higher level of education or a career of their choosing.

GED – The GED is provided by Pearson. It is used as part of a start-to-finish program for adult learners. The GED ensures that an adult’s high school equivalency (HSE) credential demonstrates that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to take the next critical steps in their life. There are four test section on the GED: Math, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning Through Language Arts.
Learn how to prepare for the GED here.

TASC – The TASC was designed by DTC|CTB to determine high school level basic knowledge and skills for those who are ready to start college or a career. There are five test sections on the TASC: Reading, Math, Social Studies and Writing.
Learn more about the TASC here.

HiSET – The HiSET was created by ETS, to help those who want to pursue a career or continue their education. The test consists of five test sections: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.
Start preparing for the HiSET with JobTestPrep.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) test, also called English as a Foreign Language (EFL), is an English language test for nonnative speakers. ESL tests are used to measure the English language proficiency of job applicants, current employees and personnel seeking promotions.

TOEIC - The TOEIC provided by ETS, assesses English-language speaking and writing skills for the workplace. It consists of two tests: Listening & Reading Test and the Speaking & Writing Test.
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IELTS for Work - The IELTS is used for those who are going to English speaking countries to seek out secondary education, work experience or training programs. It contains four sections: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
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BEST Plus & BEST Literacy - The BEST tests measure English language skills of adult English language learners. The BEST Plus measures your oral proficiency skills. Where the BEST Literacy test measures reading and writing skills.
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TABE CLAS-E - The TABE CLAS–E measure adult learners' English language proficiency and helps people in their career paths. The test consists of Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing.
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JobTestPrep Adult Basic Education Practice Tests

The ABE test emphasizes basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving. JobTestPrep offers various practice ABE tests to prepare you for the exam. Our practice packs include study guides, practice tests, and answers with explanations to help you achieve high score on the exam. Start preparing for the exam today!

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