To enroll in a program at Davis Tech, students must meet designated admissions testing requirements. Davis Tech uses TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) or the Accuplacer test. These tests evaluate skill levels and the aptitudes needed to be successful in a chosen program and in the workforce.
Program Admissions Testing
Depending on the program admission requirements, you may be required to test for Math, Reading, Language, and Spelling. In addition, some programs include Computer Literacy Testing and Typing.
- Math: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages and decimals.
- Reading: Vocabulary and reading comprehension.
- English: Spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, etc.
- Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office 2013 (Operating system and E-mail, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Typing: Minimum 30 wpm.
In some cases, students may need assistance with these skills before they can start their program or even while they are enrolled in the program. Refer to the Admissions Requirements listed on the program pages on the Davis Tech website for the testing requirements for your selected program.
Test Waiving / Alternate Documentation
Transcripts or Certifications for prior academic learning or testing, may waive some or all of the Davis Tech Admissions Tests. Copies must be provided to the Testing Center for review, prior to testing. See the attached summary of Testing Waive/Alternate Documentation to see if you are eligible.
Admissions tests are covered by the Enrollment Fee. There is a $5.00 retest fee if you need to retake any of the tests.
Test Preparation/Useful Websites
There are many free online guides, resources and practice test to help you prepare and study for your test. YouTube is also a great resource for instructional videos.
You'll find useful information on many tests, including practice tests and resources to help you successfully prepare for your exam
Reading, Writing, Spelling
IXL Language Arts
SIMnet is the testing program used to demonstrate computer competence. Search for tutorials in Microsoft Office Windows 2013 [E-mail and Operating Systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint] and SIMnet Microsoft Office 2013 Practice Tests. (Look on YouTube for video guides).