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ABE 004
ABE Level IV


Credits: 1- 11
Clock Hours per Quarter: 122

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:11    Lab Hours:98    Clinical 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 221-235 on a CASAS test or other intake assessment. 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 4 in reading, computation, and writing.
  • Perform all basic math functions with whole numbers, decimals and fractions; interpret and solve simple algebraic equations, tables and graphs; develop own tables and graphs; use math for authentic purposes such as business transactions.
  • Recognize less common patterns and patterns used regularly across specialized areas: Recognize a range of syllable patterns Recognize a range of roots Recognize a range of prefixes and suffixes
  • Analyze and interpret meanings in common informational and literary texts: Draw conclusions about the author's viewpoint and underlying bias(es) Determine the effectiveness of the author's use of language to achieve the author's purpose Consider how narrative elements interact to develop a story
  • Use multiple planning and pre-writing strategies to identify and organize a limited number of ideas to support a single purpose and produce a legible and comprehensible draft
  • Make many edits of grammar, spelling, sentence structure, language usage and text structure, often with the help of tools such as simplified dictionaries, grammar checklists, and graphic organizers.

  • 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 004
    Fall 2014
    A400
    Beverly Miller-Jantz
    ABE 004
    Fall 2014
    9013
    Andrew Gallagher
    ABE 004
    Fall 2014
    9063
    Andrew Gallagher
    ABE 004
    Fall 2014
    A604
    Sonja Sanders
    ABE 004
    Fall 2014
    A613
    Sonja Sanders


    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.