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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.

-morgan32

Hey , 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

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.

-morgan32

really 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.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I 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!

suzi-Q

Specializes in Addiction & Recovery, Community Health. Has 5 years experience.

You'll do fine. You already write above that level! 6th grade? Mine was 12th!!! Brush up on math though.

Good luck!!

Hello, 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.:nurse:

trininurse16

Specializes in LPN Student, next step RN.

THE 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 :yeah:QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE PARAGRAPH.

IT WAS QUITE SIMPLE.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

THE MATH HAS 2 SECTION: BASIC ALGEBRA, TRIGONOMETRY and GRAPHS.
When 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.

Hi,

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.

GOOD LUCK!!!

trininurse16

Specializes in LPN Student, next step RN.

You're right i scored a 12.9 in all areas.

You're right i scored a 12.9 in all areas.

So did I!! :yeah:Go Us!

trininurse16

Specializes in LPN Student, next step RN.

did u apply for the same program? boe lpn

I will be going to TECO in Kissimmee

CYoungLPN, LPN

Has 7 years experience.

its really not that bad

I just took the TABE test yesterday and found out my scores this morning. I got 12.9 in everything except for the 25 question/10 minute math section, I scored slightly lower. Before the test I went to this link:

http://www.testprepreview.com/tabe_practice.htm. It gave me a practice test in each section. I have always been really good at math.... I just suck at the stuff you'll never use..... or at least I won't being a LPN, RN, or CRNA. I will never need to find the Area or circumference of someone's blood lol. Now is this test hard? Well I almost walked out because they give you only TEN minutes to complete at 25 question math section. And YES while some of the questions were "what is 2 - (-7)", Some also made you think. That's where the pressure really turned on. I am a deep thinker and I think too deep into the equation when the answer is right in my face. We weren't given a calculator. My advice:

-Know how to find percentages of things

-Know how to divide fractions

-Know your integers (there was a few questions of putting the integers in order from least to greatest... which is simple but could be tricky if you aren't paying close attention. obviously -5 would look like a larger number than 1 if you aren't pay close attention..... you'll never see that negative sign.

-take the practice tests for each section at the website I posted above.

English portions:

Reading sections... and then there is usually a word that was used somewhere in the paragraph. Question will read like this "When the paragraph said 'She made such a rational decision', what did they mean by 'rational'? Then they will give you four options.

On most tests, two are obviously wrong while 2 are obviously the better choices. Well, I SWEAR on this test, it was like all 3 were obviously wrong and the right one stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't even read half of the stories! I read the questions first, then went back to search for the answer.

They also had a spelling section.. which i LOVE to spell..... but it had words like Discreet, experience, stationery, and that's all i can remember for now.

They also had questions in math about Volume, Area, Ratios(with a pie chart), a census chart with questions about the chart and percentages.... and many more.

OOO One suggestion...... I don't know if this is on every test, but it was definitely on mine... and I was almost dumbfounded when I saw this.... but then I wiped off the dust on my brain and my memory slowly came back. go to google.com and type in library card. or Card catalog. They showed a picture of a card.... with the information about a book, amount of pages, types of print, when written, by whom. They asked what the call number meant(The dewey decimal number). Then other simple questions that can easily be read. But I was like wow I don't go to the library, I haven't even seen one of those cards in over 12 years lol.

All in all, I thought it was a very easy test.... although nerve racking in certain areas! lol. Yes in school I was in the gifted and talented accelerated classes, from 3-8th grade. But in high school I was lazy so I took college courses. I was still lazy so I never did any work and failed everything and went to summer school every year. I hated high school and couldn't afford summer school(private high school) so I just stop going to school a few weeks before graduation and got my GED. I consider myself bright and intelligent but I'm not a genious. If I can pass this test anyone can.

Best of luck! Pray to God and He will guide you to what is right!

God Bless!

-Mrs. Jenkins

Jannah_Zawjatul_Musa

Specializes in CNA. Has 8 years experience.

hay i have to take the test as well i just purchased the mcgraw hill level a study guide i got it from barnes and noble no more than 18 bucks also for the math i found a site called math.com and also mathisfun.com good luck if u find sumthn let me know i also have the practice test down loaded on my pc if u need it send me ur email and i will gladly send it to u

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.

-morgan32

The TABE test isn't at all difficult to pass. I scored 12.9 in all areas except reading, I don't know what happened but I scored only a 11.1 in that area. The school that I am applying to requires a 11.0 in each area, but overall it's not hard. Good Luck!

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