- Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education Reading is offered for those studendts scoring below 230 on the CASAS Reading assessment. Once a student achieves a 230 or higher on their CASAS Reading, they will enroll in the Adult Secondary Education program, either for a high school diploma or a high school equivalency exam.
Students with a personal interest in improving their basic reading skills may, also, be enrolled in the ABE Reading course.
This course provides instruction to learners with a demonstrated need to improve their ability to read and write words, sentences and paragraphs at a level necessary for entrance into the Adult Secondary Education program.
Upon completion of the ABE Reading course, students will be able to:
- Review rules and grammar necessary to read and write comprehensively.
- increase their core vocabulary.
- Build literal comprehension and fluency skills.
- Practice reading paragraphs and excerpts from content and high-frequency situational texts
- Use critical thinking skills to understand, analyze, and respond to ideas expressed in reading, either orally or in writing.
- Summarize reading passages, using a short-answer or single paragraph format.
- Learn and practice dictionary skills
To gain these academic goals we employ these kinds of instructional strategies:
- Web-based Resources/Curriculum
- Written Study Materials
- Individualized and Small Group Instruction
- Peer Tutoring
Students will be evaluated using online and other practice assessments. A "completion" will be earned when a student scores 230 or above on the CASAS Reading assessment.
Students who are progressing but have not completed the course objectives may repeat or remained enrolled in the course.