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ABE 003
ABE Level III


Credits: 1- 11
Clock Hours per Quarter: 122

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:98    Lab Hours:24


Description
Instruction in reading, writing, and computational skills for individuals with a goal to improve basic skills. Placement is determined by a score of 211-220 on a CASAS test of other intake assessment test. Prerequisite: All students under 19 years of age must have a signed release form from the last school they attended. Students 16-17 years of age must first be admitted to the College following the Underage Admissions policy, which is available in the Student Development Center.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Complete all WA Adult Learning Standards for level 3 in reading, computation, and writing.
  • Use strategies in combination to identify unknown words in simple texts: identify and blend syllables, apply pronunciation rules, and use the pronunciation guide in a simple dictionary or glossary.
  • Draw from a store of strategies to discern the meanings of unfamiliar words found in simple texts: used embedded context clues, apply knowledge of the meanings of simple roots and affixes, use text aids (margins notes, illustrations, glossary, etc), and use simple dictionary, identifying the appropriate definition from several provided in an entry.
  • Use simple planning strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose and produce a legible and comprehensible draft.
  • Use simple revision strategies to monitor effectiveness by re-reading and revising during the writing process and making revisions to a first and final draft based on review and feedback from others. Demonstrate beginning attention to clarity, descriptiveness, personal voice, and appropriateness of text.
  • Recall and use mathematic procedures such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division on whole numbers, benchmark decimals and fractions, grouping, comparing 2 numbers, basic estimating, measure length, weight, and areas of standard and non-standard shapes using tools calibrated with whole numbers and benchmark fraction and decimal equivalents (rulers, manipulatives).

  • Course Topics
  • Topics are selected from CASAS core competencies and WA State Adult Learning Standards. Additional topics are determined based upon specific learning needs.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ABE 003
    Winter 2015
    A603
    Sonja Sanders
    ABE 003
    Winter 2015
    A613
    Sonja Sanders
    ABE 003
    Winter 2015
    9468
    Teresa Harris
    ABE 003
    Winter 2015
    9457
    Kara Caicedo
    ABE 003
    Winter 2015
    A607
    Pamela Worth


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.