Just passed the TABE test! (La Puente)
- 1Apr 19, '13 by sr20alexI took the TABE test yesterday for La Puente adult school for their LVN course. Let me say it was really easy. Even though it was timed test; I didn't have a problem with it at all. Especially with the reading portion, if I didn't know the answer by skimming over the answer key I just moved onto the next problem, and came back to it when I had time.
Math was simply just addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Know your fractions, percentages, and decimal points! There were a few geometry questions, maybe 2-3 at max. One of them was finding the circumference of the circle. There weren't any word problems from what I can recall.
Reading, it was pretty much straight forward. Some of the passages were long but as long can read fast / skim you should be okay.
Spelling, one of my worse subjects back in the day. The correct answer stuck out like a sore thumb. My suggestion is to write out the word on your scratch paper and then choose your answer. I remember one word that I stumbled on, Breviary.
I scored 12.9 on 4 of the tests and 12.4 on the other one. Make sure you double check your answers if you have spare time. Well, time to start studying my anatomy and physiology!
- 0Apr 26, '13 by WideOpenHeartCongrats - and thanks! I used your advice on the test to prepare for the TABE (in three days, btw), and it was invaluable.
So happy for you - and so appreciative that you took the time to share info on the test!
I would add (for people prepping to take the test): be sure to firm up on your negatives and positives (i.e. a negative times a negative, a negative divided by a positive, etc.)
Again, congratulations and best of luck in nursing school!
- 0Apr 26, '13 by WideOpenHeartpnkgirl25, just study more and try again.
For most people, on most tests, math scores are the most amenable to change - by that, I mean that studying for the math portion is likely to reap you big rewards.
Reading/Language Arts scores are tougher to change - take more time.
I don't know about your school, but the LPN program in my area provides you the opportunity to take classes and re-test if your first scores aren't sufficient... as long as you take the (first) test in time.
If no other options are available, don't give up (if nursing is your dream).
Enjoy the upcoming year, study, take math prep classes if you can, and re-take the test.