The Program Testing Center at Emily Griffith Technical College offers the TABE Assessment for prospective students and paraprofessionals. Initial TABE test for entrance to Emily Griffith Technical College programs is free, retests are $15. TABE tests and retests for paraprofessionals are $15.
The TABE Assessment is required for entry to Career and Technical Education programs and Adult Education classes. Other assessment tests (SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, CASAS, CCPT, MAP) and/or prior college credits (English 121 and Math 108) may be used in place of the TABE, see here for the full waiver requirements.
- Students must have valid government photo ID or student ID to test. See below for accepted forms of ID.
- Testing must be done during official test hours.
- All personal items will be secured in individual lockers.
- Pencil, scratch paper, beverage, and jacket are allowed in testing room. NO cell phones are allowed in the testing room.
- Supplemental items needed for testing must have prior approval, i.e. calculators.
Total Estimated Testing Time: 2.5 hours
- Reading: Untimed, 1 hour average testing time
- Math: Untimed, 1.5 hour average testing time
Tests for Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing Pre-requisites are timed.
Accepted forms of ID
- Driver's License or state photo ID
- Permanent Resident Card (green card)
- Mexican Consulate Card
- Department of Corrections
- Military ID
For programs that require the TABE Reading Test only, the estimated testing time is 1 hour.
For programs that require both the TABE Reading and Math tests, the estimated testing time is 2.5 hours.
|Program||TABE Reading Test Minimum Score Required *||TABE Math Test Minimum Score Required *|
|Culinary Arts||8.0||Not Required|
|Professional Baking||9.0||Not Required|
|Massage Therapy||10.0||Not Required|
|Hospitality Administration & Management||9.0||Not Required|
|Video Production & Editing||8.0||Not Required|
|Legal Office||10.0||Not Required|
|Medical Administrative Assistant||10.0||Not Required|
|Nurse Assisting||10.0||Not Required|
|Dental Assisting||12.0||Not Required|
|LPN Pre-Requisites||12.0 (TABE Level A)||Not Required|
|LPN||12.0 (TABE Level A)||77% (Custom Math Test)|
|Automotive Collision Repair||6.0||6.0|
|CAD-Building Information Modeling||8.0||6.0|
|Water Quality Management||12.0||10.0|
|Geographic Information Systems||12.0||12.0|
*Scores take effect: 5/1/19
*Any prior TABE scores are still valid from the last year and are grandfathered into classes.
TABE Equivalency Requirements
If you have taken the ACT or SAT test in the last 3 years or the Accuplacer, CASAS, or CCPT test in the last year, you may be able to waive the TABE test. You can view the TABE equivalency requirements here.
Testing Center Hours of Operation
Program entrance tests are done on a walk-in basis during the times listed below, in room 657 at 1860 Lincoln Street:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
As of March 1st, 2018, Emily Griffith Technical College is no longer administering Work Keys exams. Instead, we offer the TABE Reading & Math test for all DPS Paraprofessionals. Tests will be $15. Retests will be $15 as well.
Testing is available at any time during the following hours (offices are closed most holidays -- check for closures on the main page):
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Questions? Please reach out to your DPS Talent Representative.
Emily Griffith Technical College provides free test-prep using EdReady. EdReady builds a personalized learning path tailored to the entrance test(s) you will take. EdReady is a digital learning system you can access on any device. It is the easiest, fastest, most complete way to prepare.
To get started:
- Find your key codes here.
- Review the steps to set up your account here.
- Then click the button below.
To determine whether you need to take a Reading-only TABE test, or both Reading and Math TABE tests, please see the Program Tests tab.
If you are interested in the LPN program, please use this Practice Reading Test.
If you are interested in the LPN program please use the LPN Math Practice Test to prepare for the LPN math test.
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