- 0Apr 18, '08 by morgan32hi guys... i new to the board and i have to take the tabe test to get into the lpn program that i interested in. if there's anyone who has taken this test or have any information on this test would advise me on what study guide to get or how hard is this test. i was told in order to pass you have to be at a 6 grade learning level. currently i am doing my require classes for the rn program; but i decided to going into lpn and then go back for my rn. i am just kind of nervous about taking this test. i am schedule to take the practice test on april 24th, 2008. any information would greatly be appreciated.
- 1Apr 18, '08 by GizmosMomI found these links at Florida Community College:
You can also do a search at allnurses for TABE to see what others have thought about it.
- 0Apr 18, '08 by NycCutieHey , I took the TABE n april 3 2008 an dI was sweating before I took it,studying everything in math I could but turns out I did all that for nothing cause alot that I studied was not on there. It has 4 parts 2 math, reading ad language arts. The reading was a breeze jus reads passages then answer about 4 questions for each passage, for the math study adding, multilpying and dividing fractions and whole number, negatives and positives(adding, subtracting, multilying them, also percents and decimals alot of highschool math, get a GED book and brush up on the basic math you should do fine I passed with flyng colors. good luck
- 0Apr 18, '08 by peridotgirlQuote from morgan32really a 6th grade level?... well i'm a senior at my high school and i'm in an lpn program and we have to take the same exact test before we continue on to the vocatioal center- adult side. the only thing is that my instructor told me that we had to be at an 11th grade level. that's interesting.hi guys... i new to the board and i have to take the tabe test to get into the lpn program that i interested in. if there's anyone who has taken this test or have any information on this test would advise me on what study guide to get or how hard is this test. i was told in order to pass you have to be at a 6 grade learning level. currently i am doing my require classes for the rn program; but i decided to going into lpn and then go back for my rn. i am just kind of nervous about taking this test. i am schedule to take the practice test on april 24th, 2008. any information would greatly be appreciated.
- 0Apr 19, '08 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorI took the TABE back in 2004, since it was the entrance exam being used for the LVN program that I was attempting to get admitted into. In my honest opinion, it was very basic and easy. If you can read, write, and do math at a middle school level, you should be able to ace the TABE with flying colors. Good luck to you!
- 3Apr 23, '08 by tgreen1Hello, I am new as well I am a PN graduate and i have attempted one try on the NCLEX-PN and did not pass, I hope to retake soon. As far as the TABE I needed a 11'th grade level in the reading, math and English. Not to discourage I took the test several times and had to use many stradegies upon becoming successful. The math was most difficult for me. They do have a TABE test prep book it's abot 14-15 dollars. I did not purchase it; and yes, a GED book will do just fine. I ended up getting a math tutor as well as switching my test site for atmosphere change, breaking down each test subject one by one and testing on them on different days , and lastley requesting the paper test booklets rather than taking the test on the computer. It was an adventure however I did it. The NET test was not so bad I passed it on the 1'rst attemp-glad because that test in my area is 27.00 evertime you take it. I did get through the PN program Dec. 07 I just have to fine a plan to get me ready to retake the NCLEX-PN again and pass -good luck in your nursing career.Last edit by tgreen1 on Apr 23, '08 : Reason: spelling
- 0Jul 13, '08 by trininurse16THE TABE TEST IS PRETTY BASIC I TOOK IT A FEW WEEKS AGO IT WAS BASIC MATHS AND ENGLISH COMPREHENSION. I DID WELL ON IT.
THE KEY TO PASSING THIS EXAM IS TO NOT STAY ON ONE QUESTION TO LONG BECAUSE THE TIME IS LIMITED. THE MATH HAS 2 SECTION: BASIC ALGEBRA, TRIGONOMETRY and GRAPHS. THE READING PART, YOU WERE GIVEN A FEW PARAGRAPHS TO READ AND YOU ANSWER THE QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE PARAGRAPH.
IT WAS QUITE SIMPLE.
- 0Jul 14, '08 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from trininurse16When I took the TABE four years ago, my exam had no algebra or trigonometry whatsoever. It had basic arithmetic (fractions, decimals, percentages, integers). If there had been any basic algebra or trigonometry on the version of the TABE that I took, I wouldn't have been able to pass.THE MATH HAS 2 SECTION: BASIC ALGEBRA, TRIGONOMETRY and GRAPHS.
- 2Jul 14, '08 by KIMMY03Hi,
I took the TABE a little over a month ago, and although I can't speak on behalf of any school but my own, I can say that my school required that you get all 12.0's in order to pass, and that is the equivalent of a 12th grade education. To my knowledge, the range of grades you can get on the TABE from lowest to highest is anywhere from a 9.0 (9th grade education) to a 12.9 (some college and beyond), and my school does not even acknowledge an 11.9 on any of the 4 sections if you are interested in the LPN program. It is mandatory that you be at 12th grade level (or better) in all four areas of knowledge pertaining to the TABE for any of the programs in the medical field. With that said, I have heard of instances where schools only require a score of 11.0 or better, but never any lower.
Not to discourage you or take away from anyone else, but I cannot possibly imagine ANY educational institution having such low standards as to accept a student with as minimal knowledge as a 6th grade education provides. If there were such an institution, I would be absolutely APPALLED and quite frankly in fear of my life, and the direction this country is moving in medically! I mean, imajine having a loved one in a nursing home (or any medical facility for that matter) knowing that aside from the year long LPN training received, your loved ones caretaker has no more than a 6th grade education!! :uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21: It is obvious that any school with such embarrassingly low standards would be in place primarily for their own financial benefits and I expect that their Nclex pass rates would reflect that.
Rather than following word of mouth and risking being underprepared, I would go in and speak with someone from the actual school, and have them clarify on exactly what is expected of potential students when taking the TABE, and possibly even look into whether or not they have study guides available that you can use to prepare. If they don't offer any study material, no worries, you can always google TABE. There are a ton of practice TABE questions on the web.