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Topic: Questions about TABE 9/10
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Iddo Gal

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Questions about TABE 9/10
Posted: Feb 7, 2006 3:15 AM
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Hi all:

I am looking for good info regarding the content and background of the math
subtests of the new TABE 9/10, and what are the differences between TABE
7&8 and 9&10.

I have been frustrated by the lack of detailed info on the website of the
publishers. Contemporary's website has just commercial info about the
different booklets and products, and McGraw Hill, the parent company, has
more info but nothing of value if one wants to undestand to what extent a
different logic was used in TABE 9&10 - it says somewhere that the new
versions were created based on NAEP framework (I guess unlike 7 & 8), but
there's no way to verify that, and no link to a Technical Manual which
would have the background professional details and supporting research.

Further, I found some conflicting info on the websites of different State
Resource Centers, with a couple saying the 9 & 10 are essentially the same,
but others claiming there are substantial differences. Hmm....

Overall I am quite surprised that so little systematic info has been
published for the community. Seems adult educators and managers have to
make test-selection and interpretive decisions with very patchy info to go

Can anybody direct me to any resource which has deeper info on TABE 9 & 10,
or do you know of a program that has conducted its own analysis of the
differences between 9 & 10 and 7 & 10?

Much obliged,


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