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:
Preparing for ABE Tests will help you move forward in life, whether that be college or a career.
The National Reporting System (NRS) is the accountability system for the Federally funded adult education program, mandated by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The NRS sets the Educational Functioning Levels. EFL measures the primary purpose of the adult basic education program: to improve the basic literacy skills of participants. The NRS divides educational functioning into six levels for ABE. Each of these levels uses different tests to measure: Basic Reading and Writing; and Functional and Workplace Skills. These tests include:
The levels for ABE are beginning literacy, beginning basic education, low and high intermediate basic education, and low and high adult secondary education. Each ABE level measures basic reading, writing, numeracy, and functional and workplace skills that can be expected from a person functioning at that level. Below is a list of the test benchmark with scores for each ABE level.
|ABE - EFL||TABE 9-10||CASAS||Wonderlic GAIN||MAPT|
|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|
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 signifies he or she has 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.
TASC – DTC|CTB designed the TASC to show the same basic knowledge and skills as high school students for those who are college and career ready. There are five test sections on the TASC: reading, math, social studies, and writing.
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 and writing), mathematics, science and social studies.
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 English language proficiency, which tests skills of job applicants, current employees and personnel seeking promotions.
TOEIC - The TOEIC is 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.
IELTS for Work - This is used for those who are going to English speaking countries to do secondary education, work experience or training programs. It contains four sections: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
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.
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.
The ABE test emphasizes basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving. JobTestPrep offer various practice ABE tests to prepare you for the exam. Our practice packs include study guides, practice tests, answers with explanations to help you achieve high score on the exam. Start preparing for the exam today.
|TABE||Wonderlic GAIN||CASAS Exam|
|IELTS for Work|