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Adult education teachers, employers, and training professionals can effectively plan individual and group instruction with results from TABE Español. This unique Spanish-language test assesses basic reading, mathematics, and language skills using content and language appropriate for adults.

Subject Areas

  • Reading, Language, Mathematics

Levels: 2

  • Easy
  • Medium

Delivery Formats

  • Paper and pencil
  • Computer-based (PC)

Scoring Options

 
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The first instrument of its kind, TABE Español helps adult education teachers, employers, and training professionals to effectively plan individual and group instruction. The Spanish-language tests assess basic reading, mathematics, and language skills using content and language appropriate for adults.

TABE Español uses an orientation and structure similar to TABE 7&8. The Spanish edition assesses two basic skill levels: Level E (Easy) tests grade ranges 1.6 to 3.9, and Level M (Medium) tests grade ranges 3.6 to 6.9.

Short Interview Forms and more detailed 20-minute Locator Tests help you determine the appropriate testing level for each examinee. A laminated Word List shows whether the examinee reads well enough to take the Locator Test.

Examiners must be able to read and speak both English and Spanish to administer the tests.

Pre-Test/Post-Test Evaluation

For an in-depth program that includes skills-growth measurement resulting from instruction, consider TABE. The TABE solution allows for pre- and post-testing along with instructional assistance. With TestMate TABE scoring and optional TABE PC administration systems, you can automatically produce a complete prescriptive plan for each student.

Screening for Placement

TABE's Survey edition is an excellent choice for screening and placement of new students, clients, or employees. You will get fast and accurate information on the examinee's skill level in each content area.

TABE Español Objective Structure

Objetivos de los Exámenes

Test

Objective

Level

Examen

Objetivo

Nivel

Reading

Link Sentence with Picture

E

M

Lectura

Unir oración y dibujo

  
 

Word Meaning in Context

E

M

 

Significado en contexto

  
 

Recall Information

E

M

 

Recordar información

  
 

Construct Meaning

E

M

 

Estructurar significado

  
 

Evaluate/Extend Meaning

E

M

 

Evaluar/Extender significado

  
 

Use Reference Sources

E

M

 

Usar fuentes de referencia

  

Math Computation

Cálculos matemáticos

 

Addition of Whole Numbers

E

M

 

Adición de números enteros

  
 

Subtraction of Whole Numbers

E

M

 

Substracción de números enteros

  
 

Multiplication of Whole Numbers

E

M

 

Multiplicación de números enteros

  
 

Division of Whole Numbers

E

M

 

División de números enteros

  
 

Decimals

E

M

 

Números decimales

  
 

Fractions

-

M

 

Fracciones

  

Applied Mathematics

Aplicaciones y conceptos matemáticos

 

Numeration

E

-

 

Numeración

  
 

Computation

E

M

 

Cálculos

  
 

Number Theory

E

M

 

Teoría de los números

  
 

Measurement

E

M

 

Medición

  
 

Data Interpretation

E

M

 

Interpretación de datos

  
 

Geometry

E

M

 

Geometría

  
 

Pre-algebra/Algebra

E

M

 

Pre-álgebra/Algebra

  

Language

Usage

E

M

Lenguaje

Uso

  
 

Sentence Formation

E

M

 

Formación de oraciones

  
 

Paragraph Structure

E

M

 

Estructura del párrafo

  
 

Writing Conventions

E

M

 

Reglas de la escritura

  

Appropriate Test Language and Culturally Relevant Passages

Spanish-speaking experts developed TABE Español to include positive cultural references and an objectives structure targeted to basic skills instruction in Spanish. Although TABE Español measures the same skills as TABE 7&8, it is not a literal translation of the English test. TABE Español uses standard Spanish and avoids regionalism and ambiguous words. It is appropriate and relevant for students with various dialects, including those from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Developers wrote test passages that positively convey the diverse cultures of native Spanish speakers. Thus, the testing activity engages adults because they feel comfortable with the test content.

TABE Español produces a wide range of highly usable results, including norm-referenced scores and diagnostic scores based on objectives for planning instruction and identifying strengths and needs. Norm-referenced scores include scale scores and grade equivalents based on the same scale as TABE 5&6, and percentile are based on an adult Spanish-speaking population.

Adult Scale Score

A scale score based on the ways adults learn and perform is available in addition to grade equivalents. The adult scale results in a more relevant score. It also makes pre- and post-testing for growth easier to measure because the scaling between levels is smooth.

TABE Español is scored locally either by hand or with TestMate TABE software.

TABE-PC for Computer Administration, Scoring, and Reporting

TABE-PC offers a software version of TABE Español that saves time in administration, scoring, and reporting because it handles everything right on your personal computer. TABE-PC administers tests individually, doing much of the work of the typical test administrator. It provides complete and easy-to-follow instructions, times each subtest, and monitors examinee progress through the subtests. It automatically provides immediate results.

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