Free Study Guides for the


Adult education classes may seem like a daunting task, but you have goals! If those goals require taking the TABE, then we can help. Our free Study Guides for the TABE can steer you in the right direction when it comes to studying. With our revision to the TABE 11/12, we have divided the skills into the ones needed for each of the last four levels of the test: E, M, D, and A. You’ll know just what to study and be able to practice what you need in order to score well at whatever level you test and move on to the next phase of instruction and life!

Note: Our practice test support is divided into test levels E, M, D, and A within each subject tested (Reading, Language, and Mathematics). However, we have combined our study tips into one study guide for each of these subjects. Within the study guides, study material is labeled with the level(s) on which the concepts are tested so you’ll know what to focus on. Our flashcards are also combined for quick vocabulary and procedure practice in each of the tested subjects.

Table of Contents

Sections of the TABE Test

Language: Levels E, M, D, and A

The English language is difficult for even native speakers. If English is not your first language, it can be even more complicated. In this study guide are all the important things you’ll need to know and understand to do well on the TABE Language Tests. Don’t forget to try out our practice questions and flashcards for language before taking your test. Doing this will move you one step closer to GED testing or great performance on that job you seek!

You’ll notice that this study guide covers all the language skills tested by levels E, M, D, and A of the TABE. There are charts at the beginning of each skill grouping to tell you on which level the skills that follow are tested and in what percentage. If you are preparing for level E of the TABE, start with the easiest skills—the ones marked for level E. If you are working on level M or D, you’ll need to also review the middle level skills and to prepare well for level A, you’ll need to be fluent in all the skills in this study guide.

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Mathematics: Levels E, M, D, and A

There is a great deal of difference in the level of math required for the four test levels of the TABE. This study guide is organized by concept area, like “geometry”, “the number system”, etc. so you’ll get all levels of information about that concept in one place in the study guide. But we also give you a chart that tells what percentage of the information from each concept area will be covered by the level of test you take. This way, you can continue to grow in your skills as you move through the TABE testing program, using the same study guide. For example, if you are preparing for the E level of the TABE, begin by studying the easiest skills in all the concept areas that are listed for that level. As you move through M, D, and A level preparation, add more complex skills and skills in newly tested concept areas to your studies so you can pass the next level of the test. Take a look inside this study guide and you’ll see what we mean.

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Reading: Levels E, M, D, and A

Reading for pleasure is one thing—you read what you want to and no one quizzes you on it. Reading to answer questions about what you’ve read is entirely another. You may have to read things on topics that are not your main interest and are unfamiliar to you. This study guide will help you review reading skills you’ll need on the TABE Reading Test. Then you can try out our practice questions and flashcards to self-assess before going for the actual test. You’ll feel more confident and will probably do a better job.

While we have separate sections of practice questions for levels E, M, D, and A of the TABE, this study guide contains support for skills tested on all four of these levels. As you go through this guide, start with the easiest skills and those tested on level E. If you are preparing for another level of the TABE, work on more advanced skills and note which levels of the TABE assess which skills, according to the charts included in this study guide.

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