The TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) Survey test is required for the Plumbing and Construction Electrician Apprenticeships at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Scheduling an Appointment

Please contact Southwest Tech at 308.822.2313 to schedule an appointment.

General Rules

  • A valid photo I.D. is required for testing.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the testing center.
  • Personal belongings are not allowed in testing rooms, locked bags are available.

TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) Survey Testing Facts

  • Is an appointment necessary for testing?
  • Yes, to schedule an appointment, call (608) 822-2313 to schedule your test. Appointments are scheduled on Mondays at 9:00 and 1:00 or on Wednesdays at 9:00.
  • Do I need to bring anything for testing?
  • No Pencils, scratch paper, and calculators are furnished for testing. If you would like to bring your own calculator, you may do so.
  • When will I find out what my test scores are?
  • Tests are scored immediately upon completion.
  • What if I need accommodations for testing?
  • Students with disabilities, who need accommodations, should contact the office of the Disability Services Specialist, Building 300, Room 314, 608.822.2631, TTY/TDD 608.822.2072, or email .
  • Can I prepare for the test?
  • The test will cover the following areas: Applied Math, Math Computation, and Reading. Following are links with sample questions and information to utilize to prepare for the test.
If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Testing Center (testingcenter@swtc.edu, 608.822.2313)

Additional assistance with reviewing specific areas of study for the TABE can be found on the TABE Prep Review website.