gain is based on a student's primary goal, so programs should record
in SMARTT the TABE scale score in the student's ABE primary assessment
area--either ABE Reading, ABE Math, or ABE Writing/Language — and check
the "Primary Area" box. Only the following tests are required
for the relevant primary area:
- Math Computation and Applied Mathematics
- Language Writing
Programs may choose to administer the Complete Battery (Tests #1-5) for teaching
purposes. If you do so, record all scores in the appropriate sections. Reserve the
"Other" category for reporting placement tests or classroom
tests other than BEST Plus, TABE CLAS-E, or TABE Forms 9/10.
When using the TABE Forms 9/10 Norms Book, check to make sure you are looking at the chart for
the correct Form of the test, either 9 or 10, and the correct Level (E,
M, D, A) for the appropriate subject area. Look at the column indicating
the number of items correct and then look at the corresponding column
for the scale score.
NOTE: Sometimes a student will be given the incorrect Level of the TABE,
perhaps because of a glitch with the Locator testing. In that case, you'll
have to re-test immediately, so be sure to read the section "Deciding
to Re-Test" in our TABE Forms 9/10 overview.
report will be developed that correlates scale scores to GLE levels for
reporting purposes to USDOE.