Mandated Tests

The NYSED-approved tests for adult education programs in New York State
Instruction Type Testing Instrument

Adult Basic Education
High School Equivalency

TABE Reading (complete battery only) 9/10 for all levels

TABE Math (complete battery only) 9/10 for all levels

 

English as a Second Language

BEST Plus

Please note the following policies regarding assessment:

When using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), programs must administer the complete battery version of the test.  It is permissible to use the TABE online version.

When using TABE Math, programs should administer both sub tests (Computation and Applied) and combine the scores to produce one scale score or grade equivalent. The Computation and Applied subtests must be on the same level for a total math score to be generated.

Administration of the TABE Language and Spelling are not necessary for NRS purposes. However, agencies may wish to use them for diagnostic purposes.

The following assessments previously used in NYS programs can no longer be used for NRS reporting purposes: TABE Reading and Math 7/8.

For complete information on NYSED assessment policies and procedures, please refer to Chapter 4: Assessment Practices of the New York State NRS Manual.

The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are available from DRC.

The Basic English Skills Test (BEST Plus) is available from the Center for Applied Linguistics.