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Education

CTB's solutions for adult education accurately measure the real-world skills critical to success on the job.

Overview

Use CTB’s adult education assessment to evaluate the reading, mathematics, and language skill levels of your students or trainees. The results will help you place each person in the appropriate instructional or training program and track their progress towards earning a high school equivalency. Tests are focused on key factors required for vocational training programs and most often demanded by employers. Engaging and relevant test questions focus on items encountered in daily life, such as paychecks, bills, and advertisements. The assessments comes in a variety of lengths, levels, and forms to fit your assessment needs and goals. A wide range of accommodation materials are also available to help you evaluate the skills of adults with special needs.

  • Measure the skills adults need to succeed on
    the job and in life
     
  • Assess basic skills, such as reading, math,
    language, language mechanics, vocabulary,
    and spelling
  • Evaluate adults' English language proficiency
     
  • Administer advanced-level tests for science, social studies, algebra, geometry, and writing
  • English language proficiency and Formative assessments

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TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion

TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ is a state-of-the-art, affordable national high school equivalency assessment that assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures examinees' levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and career and college readiness, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards. Learn more »

Subject areas and grades

High school equivalency:
• Reading
• Writing
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Studies

TABE

TABE testing remains the most comprehensive and reliable assessment solution in the industry. Learn how TABE tests from CTB can improve student achievement. Learn more »

Subject areas and grades

  • Basic Skills (Adult Education)
 
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The TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ is a state-of-the-art, affordable national high school equivalency assessment that assesses five subject areas including Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. It measures examinees' levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and readiness for college and the workforce, as outlined by the Common Core State Standards.

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TABE® remains the most comprehensive and reliable assessment product in the education industry, providing a solid foundation for effectively assessing the skills and knowledge of adult learners. TABE and TABE CLAS–E™ combine to provide a flexible system of diagnostic assessments and instructional materials to meet the diverse needs of today's growing adult education market.

  • TABE 9&10
    Reading, Math, Language, Language Mechanics,
    Vocabulary, Spelling
  • TABE Adaptive
    The computer adaptive version of the TABE 9&10
  • TABE Advanced-Level Tests
    Science, Social Studies, Algebra/Geometry, Writing
  • TABE CLAS–E
    English Language Proficiency
  • TABE Online
    Administer, score, and analyze TABE tests over the internet
  • TABE-PC
    PC software that automates administration, scoring,
    and reporting of TABE tests
  • TestMate for TABE
    Scan, score, and report from TABE paper-and-pencil
    score sheets with easy-to-use software

Assessment Type

  • Diagnostic
  • Summative
  • Formative

Delivery Format

  • Paper and pencil
  • Computer-based (online or PC)

Scoring Options

  • Hand scoring
  • Local scanning
  • Online scoring

TABE Online is a complete system that assesses and reports adult basic education skills at any time over the Internet. It provides reliable, skill-level data to screen and place students in training and employment programs or determine readiness for success as tested by the GED®Tests. TABE Online includes the Locator, Complete Battery, and Survey tests for TABE 9&10.

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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, it provides a quick and easy way to measure the skills adults need to succeed on the job and in life.

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TABE CLAS–E™ is a coordinated system of assessments, instructional support, and staff development materials. It provides the resources to assess the language proficiency of adult English language learners in the areas of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Scores are linked to TABE 9&10, which help ease students’ transition into the nation’s leading adult basic education programs.

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Writing Roadmap™ is an online essay scoring tool that provides continual practice and automatic feedback, and is available for grades 3–12, college and adult learning. Its easy-to-use interface and instructional tools motivate and guide students through each step of the writing process. Learn more about Writing Roadmap »

Subject Areas and Grades

  • Writing (Grades 3–12 and
    adult education)

Objectives

  • Helps prepare students for state and national writing assessments

Assessment Type

  • Writing prompts in any of four styles: narrative, informative/
    expository, descriptive, or persuasive

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Delivery Format

  • Online

Adult Education Resources

  • Videos

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.

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Assessment Glossary

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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.

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