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What is the difference between the Health Education Placement Test (TABE), the ACCUPLACER test and the TEAS test and which can be used for Health Education Programs (CNAI, CNAII, Medication Aide, EKG Technician)?

  • The Health Education Placement Test (TABE) is a test designed to measure the student’s reading and math grade levels.  This test is used for Health Education  Programs.
  • A student must receive a minimum of 10 on the Reading (10th grade Reading level) and a minimum of 6 on the Math (6th grade Math level) on the Health Education Placement Test (TABE) in order to be eligible to take a Health Education class. 


  • The ACCUPLACER test is a computerized college placement test and is different from the Health Education Placement Test (TABE).  It is designed to provide information on the student’s reading, English and mathematics skill levels for the purpose of placing them in college level and remedial classes.  If a student has taken the ACCUPLACER test within the past 3 years and received a minimum of 80 on the Reading and a minimum of 55 on the Arithmetic, these scores can be used for admission into a Health Education Program.


  • The TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test is required for all students who are interested in pursuing a degree in Nursing, either in the ADN or LPN programs.  The TEAS score is added to points earned from related course work and is used in ranking eligibility into the desired curriculum Nursing program.  The TEAS test is not relevant to the CNA program.
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Last update: 2013-07-18 08:16
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