Adult Basic Education Courses

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ABE 009|LOC Ed Interviewing

1–3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to improve learner retention, persistence, and performance through research-proven goal setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, intervention, and self-awareness strategies.

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ABE 010|ABE Level 1

1–15 Credits

Math instruction in adding and subtracting of simple whole numbers. Reading instruction in phonics, language patterns, and using context to understand written material. Writing instruction for basic survival needs and for personal communication.

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ABE 020|ABE Level 2

1–15 Credits

Math instruction in place value, whole number operations, and problem-solving. Reading instruction in phonics, language patterns, and using context to understand written material. Writing instruction for basic survival needs and for personal communication.

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ABE 030|ABE Level 3

1–15 Credits

Math instruction in decimals, fractions, and problem-solving. Reading instruction in word meanings, structure in word meanings, structure of paragraphs, identification of main idea, distinguishing between fact and opinion and comprehension strategies for a variety of reading materials. Writing instruction in sentence composition and paragraph construction.

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ABE 040|ABE Level 4

1–15 Credits

Math instruction in percent, ratio, proportion, measurement, tables, and graphs. Reading instruction in organization and main idea, as well as in evaluation, comprehension, and making inferences using a variety of intermediate level reading materials. Writing instruction in writing connected paragraphs with correct punctuation, capitalization usage, spelling, and more complex sentence structure.

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ABE 050|Basic GED(R) Prep

1–15 Credits

Individualized instruction to prepare students to pass the four official GED(R) tests with a total score of 600 points or better. The GED(R) test consists of a battery of four individual tests. The four tests include Language arts-writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts.

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ABE 060|Advanced GED(R) Prep

1–15 Credits

Individual instruction to enable students to successfully complete all four of the GED(R) tests. Students may already have completed two of the tests and need to pass the two remaining tests. Or the student could have passed all four GED(R) tests but needs to accumulate more points to reach the necessary total score of 600 points.

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ABE 070|GED(R) Math

1–5 Credits

Individualized instruction to prepare students to pass the official Mathematics Reasoning GED(R) tests.

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ABE 090|I-Best Studies

1–10 Credits

This course integrates Washington Adult Basic Education ABE level 5 and 6 reading, writing, math, and listening standards and indicators with a college-level course. Example: Child Development Associate certificate, Nursing Assistant Certified, or Phlebotomy.

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