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ABE 061 Adult Basic Education Level 1 • V1-10 Cr.


Prepares native English-speaking adults and, in some cases, high-level English-as-a second language students for credit courses or GED preparation courses by improving basic reading, writing, grammar, and math skills. Substantial and sustained progress required for continued enrollment. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Read with understanding simple directions, signs, maps, forms, job applications, community flyers and want ads.
  • Demonstrate understanding of above types of reading material by restating content of the material and applying information to personal experience and goals.
  • Convey ideas in writing by composing simple, complete sentences.
  • Fill out forms correctly.
  • Take simples phone messages.
  • Use math to solve problems and communicate by adding and subtracting whole numbers.
  • Identify coins by name and value.
  • Design a schedule of daily activities/appointments.
  • Demonstrate in role plays and discussion ability to resolve conflict and negotiate.
  • Cooperate with others as demonstrated by his/her behavior in the class setting.
  • Take responsibility for learning demonstrated by attending class regularly and punctually.
  • Use information and communications technology, identifying the major components of a computer (i.e., mouse, monitor, keyboard) and demonstrating some ability to use a mouse and keyboard.



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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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