TABE Remediation Process

Eastern Florida State College supports Vocational and Career Education students with academic skills development and the remediation process required for awarding Certificates and for success in their future employment environment. Testing and academic support services are available on each campus.

Students enrolled in career programs falling under the Section 1004.91, Florida Statutes (F.S.) must complete testing in basic skills by the sixth week of class. Program specific minimum levels are required, which are exit requirements for the award of a Career of Vocational Certificate. 

EFSC students whose initial TABE scores do not meet designated program levels may obtain personalized remediation assistance through various means. Assistance is available through a process known as Vocational and Career Education Academic Support. Review options range from one-on-one tutoring sessions, online review, use of TABE review materials in a campus Learning Lab, or the purchase of TABE review materials to review on their own schedule. 

Students are advised to begin any needed remediation earlier, rather than later, in their program of study. Upon completion of the remediation prescribed for basic skill deficiencies, the student can petition for retesting. Students may retest after 90 days from the initial test in order to allow sufficient time for review and skill development. TABE test administrations are constrained by specific time intervals between administrations of the two test forms. It is important that adequate preparation occurs prior to petitioning to retest.

No student can be granted a career or vocational certificate until the student achieves the minimum level of basic skills required for their program by the Florida Department of Education.