TABE Adaptive™ is a computer adaptive version of TABE 9&10, and can individually adjust to the ability level of each student. Administered online, it provides a quick and easy way to measure the skills adults need to succeed on the job and in life.
Basic Skills: Reading, Language,
Applied Math, and Math Computation
- Immediate online scoring
- Web-based (online)
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Save time and create a more positive testing experience with individualized tests administered and scored online.
TABE Adaptive brings an innovative computer adaptive testing platform to TABE 9&10. TABE is the most comprehensive and reliable adult basic skills assessment in the education industry, providing a solid foundation for effectively assessing the skills and knowledge of adult learners.
TABE Adaptive is a computer adaptive test that is individually adjusted to the ability level of the student. Administered online TABE Adaptive provides a quick and easy way to measure the skills adults need to succeed on the job and in life.
What is computer adaptive testing?
A computer adaptive test is a computer-based or online assessment that automatically adjusts to the individual ability level of the student.
Immediate score reporting
TABE Adaptive lets you assess and report adult basic education skills at any time using the Internet. It provides you with reliable, skill-level data to screen and place students in training and employment programs or to determine readiness for the GED® Tests. With easy-to-read reports, you get immediate information to support important instructional and training decisions.
TABE Adaptive will work on Windows®, MAC®,and Linux® based systems.
Experience the benefits of TABE Adaptive
As a computer adaptive test, TABE Adaptive adjusts and adapts to each student’s individual ability level, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced costs, and an improved test taking experience.
- Quicker, shorter tests
TABE Adaptive accurately determines a student’s score with fewer questions, reducing the overall length of the test.
- No Locator Test
Test students in approximately half the time of the current TABE Complete Battery test without the use of a pre-placement Locator Test.
- Shorter testing times, without sacrificing score validity or reliability
Since fewer items are needed to achieve an accurate score, TABE Adaptive reduces testing time while maintaining the same level of reliability.
- Reduced testing costs
Keeping testing times down reduces test delivery costs, student seat time, and the burden on staff.
- Appropriately challenging exams
With TABE Adaptive, each student receives test items that are appropriately challenging. As a result, students do not feel bored with questions that are too easy or frustrated with questions that are too difficult.
- Improved accuracy
TABE Adaptive delivers more precise measurement of all adult students, no matter where they fall on the ability continuum. Because TABE Adaptive can present items at any ability and skill level, it can compute an accurate score for high- and low-ability students.
- Increased satisfaction
Adjusting assessments to the unique ability level of each student results in a better test taking experience and a more positive attitude toward testing. Shorter tests also reduce student fatigue.
- Increased test security
Since virtually every assessment is unique and delivered online, TABE Adaptive offers greater test security and more accurate assessment results.
- Immediate score reporting
Because TABE Adaptive is administered online, scores can be reported immediately to test administrators and students. With easy-to-read reports, test administrators get immediate information to support important instructional and training decisions.
- Objective Mastery Scores
Reporting incorporates overall performance on TABE using Item Response Theory (IRT) and provides a profile of objective mastery using that overall TABE performance score.
- Diagnostic skill evaluation and reporting needs
With a complete integrated adult assessment and reporting system, you can easily fill all your diagnostic skill evaluation and reporting needs—for instruction and training capabilities, for GED Tests readiness, and for employment screening.
TABE Adaptive Resources
A New Era in Computer Adaptive Testing Begins Here
Presenters: Dr. Wim van der Linden, Dr. Richard Patz, and CTB President Ellen Haley
The potential of computer adaptive testing is remarkable—learn more about what it offers now for the next generation of assessment. CTB/McGraw-Hill is uniquely positioned to offer new assessment technologies that propel adaptive testing forward dramatically—making it more accurate, while more personalized and engaging for every learner.