TABE is a norm-referenced test.  A norm-referenced test compares an examinee's scores to a group that took the tests and provided "normal" scores.  The results are reported as a percentage as compared to the norming group.  A scaled score represents an educational level at which a student can be placed.  To learn more about TABE, go to the Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) website.

DRC has created an online training option for individuals to complete on their own time. Those that want to choose this option can go to To be certified to administer the TABE 11 & 12 tests, the individual must complete both Parts 1 and 2. The training links, along with the needed password, can be found on the first document.

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TABE 11 & 12 Implementation Training

This is a basic, introductory training, designed to introduce participants to the administration of TABE !!&12 assessments, and walk them through the process, from Locator test to post-test.  The intended audience for this training includes:


  • New teachers who are not familiar with the TABE 11&12 assessment system

  • Other new support staff who may be responsible for intake and assessment

  • Intake and support staff who may be familiar with TABE assessments, but who want to gain a better understanding of TABE 11&12


Implementation trainings are 3 hours long. The optimal number of participants is 8 to 25 people. These trainings are available to Minnesota ABE consortia and their partners. Please contact Marty Olsen ( to schedule a training.


To view currently scheduled trainings, go to the Calendar.

Presentation Powerpoints and Handouts
Fallen Apples
Minnesota-made Resources

Resources for CCR Standard Instruction

Test Prep Links

The links below will open to documents or site on the internet that will assist students in preparing to take TABE assessments.




Language - Writing Links

Reading Links

Mathematics - Basic

Mathematics - Advanced (Algebra, Geometry and beyond)