Paths to a brighter future.

Give your adult students paths to a brighter future.

Pathfinders helps teach adult students the skills they need to be successful on the job and in life. Pathfinders provides instruction based on the blueprints of the rigorous TABE® 11/12 tests. TABE® scores are used to determine eligibility for certain courses and certification programs. Employers use TABE® scores as a screening tool along with information from other sources.

Pathfinders on the Web

Brainchild’s web subscriptions offer real-time student and classroom reports, hours of usage, the ability to print student worksheets, and more. Subscribe to one subject then order additional subjects at half price!


Pathfinders on Study Buddy

Study Buddies offer the benefits of computer interactive instruction anytime, anywhere, with no need for the Internet. Study Buddy helps students learn at their own pace with:

• Multimedia instruction
• Practice with guided feedback
• Test mode with “Review Mistakes”
• Progress report to show scores.

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Two Decades of Higher Test Scores

Brainchild has developed award-winning, evidence-based test preparation programs since 1995 for tests such as CTBS, ITBS, ASVAB, and SAT. From 2005 onwards, the company specialized in standardsbased online assessment and instruction built to state standards.

How adults learn the best. 

Adults want to learn when it’s for a purpose they understand. Extensive research indicates that adults prefer to be self-directed instead of relying on others for help. They must believe that the knowledge they gain will help them further their goals. Brainchild’s progams are self-directed and self-paced.

Alignment to CCR and OCTAE Adult Standards 

Pathfinders is aligned to the Adult College & Career Readiness Standards for adults in the three core subject areas: Reading, Mathematics, and Language. Pathfinders provides “Measurable Skills Gains” as required WOIA, the Workforce Opportunity and Innovations Act.

Level 1 Reading (TABE E)

Key Details
Main Idea
Author’s Purpose
Cause & Effeect
Text Features
Words in Context
Prefixes & Suffixes

Level 2 Reading (TABE M)

 Key Details
Main Idea
Author’s Purpose
Making Inferences
Point of View
Graphic Features’
Words in Context

Level 3 Reading (TABE D)

Key Details
Author’s Purpose
Point of View
Graphic Features
Words in Context
Figurative Language

Level 1 Language (TABE E)

Grammar & Usage
Adjectives & Adverbs
Irregular Nouns
Irregular Verbs
Pronouns & Antecedents
Reflexive Pronouns
Sentence Structure
Simple Verb Tenses

Punctuation & Capitalization
Commas (Greeetings and Addresses)
Contractions & Possessives
Quotation Marks

Level 2 Language (TABE M)

Grammar & Usage
Coordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Fragments & Run-Ons
Order Adjectives
Relative Pronouns
Verb Tenses – Perfect
Verb Tenses – Progressive

Punctuation & Capitalization
Commas (Items in series)
Quotation Marks
Root Words

Level 3 Language (TABE D)

Grammar & Usage
Active & Passive Voice
Fragments & Run-Ons
Misplaced Modifiers
Pronoun Forms
Pronouns & Antecedents
Verb Moods

Punctuation & Capitalization
Commas (with Conjunctions)
Parentheses & Dashes

No Wifi, No Problem! 

Software is on cartridges.Study Buddy does not use WiFi.

Level 1 Math (TABE E)

Number & Operations in Base Ten
Place Value
Estimation & Rounding
Read-Write Numbers
Compare Numbers
Skip Counting
Add-Subtract to 1,000
Multiply by Tens

Number & Operations-Fractions
Represent Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Compare Fractions
Fractions on Number Lines
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Fact Families
Model Multiplication & Division
Multiply-Divide to 100
Properties of Multiplication
Represent 2-Step Word Problems
Solve Two-Step Word Problems

Measurement & Data
Area with Operations
Measure Difference
Weight & Capacity
Tell Time
Elapsed Time
Line Plots
Graphs & Charts

Classify Shapes
Parts of a Whole
Partition Shapes

Level 2 Math (TABE M)

Number & Operations in Base Ten
Place Value
Read-Write Decimals
Add-Subtract Multi-Digits
Add-Subtract Decimals
Multiply Multi-Digits
Divide Multi-Digits
Estimation & Rounding

Number & Operations-Fractions
Greatest Common Factors
Decompose Fractions
Equivalent Fractions
Add-Subtract Fractions
Multiply Fractions
Divide Fractions

Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Fact Families
Factor Pairs
Solve Word Problems
Parentheses & Brackets

Measurement & Data
Area and Perimeter
Angle Concepts
Protractor Measurements
Line Plots
Unit Rates

Expressions & Equations
Equivalent Expressions
Evaluate Expressions
Properties of Operations
Solve Equations
Write Expressions

2D FIgures
Coordinate Geometry
Line and Angle Terms
Surface Area of Nets

Level 3 Math (TABE D)

The Number System
Compare Irrational Numbers
Add Signed Numbers
Multiply Signed Numbers
Number Lines with Integers

Expressions & Equations
Scientific Notation
Square & Cube Roots
Integer Exponents
Real Life Problems
Solve-Graph Inequalities
Graph Proportional Relationships

Compare Functions
Functions & Relations
Linear-Nonlinear Graphs
Rate of Change

Ratios & Proportional Relations
Compute Percents
Percent Increase
Ratios & Proportions
Ratios with Fractions

Statistics & Probability
Compound Probability
Multiple Random Samples
Patterns of Association
Bivariate Data
Two-Way Tables
Scatter Plots

Area-Volume Dimensions
Circle Measurements
Complementary Angles
Pythagorean Theorem
Scale Drawings