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TABE Testing and Remediation

The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) has mandated that each student enrolled in a certificate/diploma program meet minimum basic academic skill levels in reading, mathematics, and language in order to receive a Certificate of Completion or Applied Technology Diploma. A chart that shows the levels for each Post-secondary Career Certificate Programs (PCCP) offered at Erwin is available in the Appendix of the School Catalog, on the school’s website, and in hardcopy in the Student Services office.

Unless exempt, all students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within 6 weeks of enrolling in a PCCP. TABE is a test that measures the basic academic skill levels regarding Reading, Language and Math.  TABE results are reported in grade-level equivalents an remain valid for 24 months. Students who are not exempt must meet a minimum grade-level prior to graduation.

TABE Testing information can be found here.

If a prospective student does not meet the basic requirements for a specific program, he/she is encouraged to begin remediation as soon as possible. Applicants are referred to The Learning Center (TLC) at Erwin for assistance. Test results are used to create an individual education plan for remediation. Students register for The Learning Center on a first-come, first-served basis, as space permits. 

TABE Exemptions

Students are exempt from the TABE if they:

  • Entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida Standard High School Diploma;
  • Possess a college degree at the associate in applied science level or higher from an accredited post-secondary institution; or
  • Are currently serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services.
  • Attainment of an Industry Certification

If you meet any of these exemption policies, please contact a program advisor in the Office of Student Services (room 158). 

Last updated on 2/16/2021
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