TABE Complete Language Assessment System–English (TABE CLAS–E™) provides you with the resources you need to assess the reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills of adult English language learners. Scores are linked to TABE 9&10, which helps ease your students' transition into the nation's leading adult basic education programs.
English Language Proficiency: Reading,
Listening, Writing, Speaking
- Paper and pencil
- Hand scoring
- Local scanning
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TABE CLAS–E is an integrated system of assessments, instructional guidance, and staff development materials designed to measure adult learners' English language proficiency and aid in transitioning learners into mainstream education programs or career paths.
TABE CLAS–E provides you with the resources to assess the language proficiency of adult English language learners in the areas of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Scores are linked to TABE 9&10, which helps ease your students' transition into the nation's leading adult basic education programs.
The items and passages in TABE CLAS–E focus on workplace, community, and education contexts that are practical and familiar and that will motivate adult learners. The TABE CLAS–E items are aligned with the NRS English as a Second Language (ESL) Educational Functioning Level Descriptors, Student Performance Levels, and several state standards for English language proficiency. TABE CLAS–E makes it easy for you to pinpoint student strengths and areas of opportunity and to demonstrate student gains for NRS reporting purposes.
- Locator Test for accurate initial placement
- Easy computer-based local scoring
- Proven, research-based test questions
- Scale score, NRS ESL scores, and Student Performance Levels
- Links to instructional materials, including the All-Star series from McGraw-Hill ESL/ELT
- Alignment to key adult education ESL standards
- Instructional staff guidance materials designed for classes with learners at different proficiency levels
- Interactive staff development DVD for individual or group training sessions
TABE CLAS-E score reports
Get a complete picture of the skill level and progress of your students with these score reports:
- Individual Student Report
- Item Analysis Report
- Pre- and Post-Test Report
- Prescriptive Report
- Group List Report
- Assessment Summary Report
- Rank List Report
DRC|CTB subject matter experts created the test objectives and proficiency levels after a thorough examination fo several sets of state and international standards.
|Reading, Forms A and B||Quantitative Literacy||Numbers and Numeracy Terms|
|Read Words||Morphemes and Syntax|
|Words and Phrases|
|Appropriate Associated Information|
|Reading Comprehension||Identify information|
|Listening, Forms A and B||Quantitative Literacy||Numbers and Numeracy Terms|
|Listen for Information||Discern Sounds|
|Writing, Forms A and B||Quantitative Literacy||Numbers and Numeracy Terms|
|Usage and Conventions||Verb Phrases|
|Sentence Formation and Coherence||Sentence Formation|
|Expository Writing||Write to Describe|
|Write to Accomplish Tasks|
|Speaking, Forms A and B||Quantitative Literacy||Numbers and Numeracy Terms|
|Expository Writing Folio||5||27|
TABE CLAS-E aligns with key U.S. standards for adult education English as a Second Language (ESL), as well as the Common European Framework and the National Reporting System (NRS) core measures for literacy.
NRS Outcome Measures Alignment
Below are sample test items from the Reading and Listening tests.
Reading, Level 1
To assess students' reading proficiency, the Reading test employs realistic document-based passages such as schedules, forms, flyers, store receipts, advertisements, product instructions, and newsletters. Lower-level students also answer discrete, picture-based items. Assessed Reading objectives include quantitative literacy, read words—e.g., applying knowledge of morphemes and syntax, word meaning, and appropriate associated information—and reading comprehension.
Listening, Level 1
With the use of a CD or audiocassette, the Listening test presents items in a spoken format of varying lengths. Familiar adult contexts are used to assess students in meaningful work, community, and education situations. Students are tested in quantitative literacy, listening comprehension, and interpersonal skills.