ABE 015 - Adult Basic Education Integrated Skills 3 10 Credits
To aid adults who need instruction in basic English and math skills. Instruction is delivered in a variety of formats including lecture, group activities, and individualized instruction. ABE Language Arts level 3 is equivalent to CASAS scores under 211-220.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve Students whose basic skills in reading, writing and math are below high school level.
Active Date 2014-05-27
Grading System Credit/Non-Credit
Variable Credit Yes Range 1-10
Continuous Enrollment Yes
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 110 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 110
This course is designed to help students strengthen their English language and math skills in order to achieve a wide range of career, educational, and personal goals. Content will be delivered in lecture and group formats.
Student Learning Outcomes
Decode and use every day and some specialized words and abbreviations within text using content knowledge, oral vocabulary, word parts, pronunciation rules, and pace strategies.
Locate important information in simple text using simple strategies, and use a computer to search for information.
Monitor and enhance comprehension by using a range of simple strategies, and actively apply prior knowledge to assist in understanding information in texts.
Use simple planning strategies to identify and organize ideas to support a single purpose and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
Write simple narrative, informative, or expressive paragraphs and steps/ instructions/ commands/e-mail with some effort but with few errors, using structure and supporting details/examples with a purpose and audience in mind. Type, edit, and print a paragraph with correct formatting, and save and retrieve the document.
Use simple revision strategies to monitor effectiveness of self and others, and demonstrate beginning attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice, and appropriateness of text for audience.
Make several simple edits of grammar, spelling, and punctuate, sentence structure, usage, and text structure using tools such as spelling lists and simple editing checklists.
Explore skills and interests related to a career on which youâ€™ve done basic research.
Identify and know how to use some college resources and educational funding options.
Read, write, and interpret some common types of mathematical information such as
Numbers and number sense: whole numbers, monetary values and prices, benchmark fractions (3/4, 1/10), decimals (.25, .50, .75, .10) and percents (25%, 75%, 10%, 100%).
Patterns/Functions/Relationships: simple patterns, probability and proportions (1:4, 4:1); simple decimal/fraction conversions and equivalents.
Space/Shape/Measurement: commonly used standard units of measurement, common geometric shapes, and the concept of â€œareaâ€.
Data/Statistics: simple ways to interpret and represent data (tables, bar graphs with and without gridlines, line graphs and pie graphs).
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