Mapping Your Future: Updated list of "Ability to Benefit" tests published in the Federal Register



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Updated list of "Ability to Benefit" tests published in the Federal Register

By Catherine Mueller

November 12, 2020

If a student wants to benefit from postsecondary education, they must first prove their ability to benefit.

For many students, that is done with a high school diploma or equivalent, but students without that diploma must take an approved ability to benefit (ATB) test. An updated list of approved ATB tests, along with the required passing scores, was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2020.

The list is updated to reflect revisions to the list of approved ATB tests and passing scores that was published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2006 (97 FR 29135) and updates to the list that were made through an Electronic Announcement dated June 24, 2015.