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Test Schedule*

(All Test Schedule information is accurate as of the time of publication. Changes may occur subsequently.)

TABE Reading & Math Test

Students are required to take the TABE Reading Test before enrolling in High School Diploma classes, High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Preparation, and designated Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. The testing process takes approximately 2 hours. In addition, the TABE Math Test is required before enrolling in any High School Diploma math class.
  • Bring a valid picture I.D. No charge for test.
  • Arrive early; space is limited/first-come, first-served.

TABE Reading Test Schedule:

WVOC
  • Every Tuesday - 9:00 am, 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
  • Sign-in prior to test in the Registration Office (Room 102)

Reseda
  • Every Tuesday - 6:30 pm

Van Nuys
  • By appointment only

 

Required Reading Level by Program

Computer Technician (Introduction)
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts: Baking/1
Culinary Arts: Catering
Esthetician
High School Diploma Academic Classes
High School Equivalency (HSE)Test Preparation
Manicuring (if 10th Grade not completed)
Nursing Assistant
Pharmacy Technician
Physical Therapy
Sports Therapeutics
8.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
6.0
6.0

 

 Required Math Level by Program

Algebra/Geometry
Math
9.0
1-3 5

 

Note: ESL students scoring 236 or higher on a CASAS Test will be eligible to take the TABE Test for CTE courses.

Practice High School Equivalency Test

Practice Tests are given to determine students' readiness to take the High School Equivalency (HSE) Test. The 2-day tests are 21/2 hours in length each day. Tests must be started and completed in the same week.

  • Proof of TABE Reading score of 9.0 or higher required
  • Bring valid picture I.D. No charge for tests
  • Arrive early; space is limited/first-come, first served
 
Practice HSE Test Schedule:
 
WVOC:
  •     Day:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  •     Evening:  Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  •     Make appointment for test in Registration Office (Rm. 102)
         (Practice HSE Test is also offered on selected evenings. Contact Registration Office for
          dates/times at (818) 346-3540
 
Reseda:     Every Monday - Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
                    Call (818) 758-3700 after 3:00 p.m.
 
Van Nuys:  Every Monday - Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
                    Call (818) 778-6000 after 3:00 p.m.
 
Note:  Students must be at least 17 years and 10 months of age to take the High School Equivalency (HSE) Test. For more information, contact the HSE Test Center at (213) 765-2573 or go online to https://achieve.lausd.net/domain/485 and click on High School Equivalency Test Center.
 
ESL Placement Test
New ESL students must be assessed for correct level placement to register for classes. Testing is scheduled as follows:
WVOC:      Monday and Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Reseda:     Wednesday and Thursday - 5:30 p.m.
Van Nuys:  Monday and Tuesday - 6:30 p.m.
 

 Computer Challenge Test

Students may skip Computer Operation/I by passing the Computer Challenge Test. The test is given Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. by appointment only, and may not be re-taken.  There is a $20 fee for the test. Fees are paid in the bookstore. For an appointment, call (818) 346-3540. Ext. 211.

 

Typing Test

A typing test for speed and accuracy is given Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. by appointment only, and may be re-taken.  The fee for the test (and each re-test) is $20.  Fees are paid in the bookstore. For an appointment, call (818) 346-3540, Ext. 211.

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*All Test Schedule information is accurate as of the time of publication.  Changes may occur subsequently.