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ABE 062 Adult Basic Education Level 2 • 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 and interpret simple materials on familiar subjects, such as pay stubs, medical forms, order forms, and job applications.
  • Use previewing, scanning and skimming to find specific information in short stories, flyers, recipes, and job announcements accurately articulating specified information in a time period that is determined too brief to read selection word for word.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of a text by retelling it and identifying the main idea.•Articulate comprehension of a reading selection by comparing and contrasting new information with prior knowledge.
  • Identify a purpose, chose an appropriate resource (such as a phone book, dictionary, or encyclopedia) locate information appropriate to identified purpose and accurately copy information.
  • Convey ideas in writing for basic family needs, job situation, or community roles, such as taking messages, or completing simple medical forms or job applications writing in complete sentences on the appropriate paper or form.
  • Demonstrate in a variety of writing samples appropriate use of capital letters; periods with initials, abbreviations, and end punctuation; apostrophes in contractions; and commas in addresses and dates.
  • Demonstrate pre-writing techniques to generate ideas and write for personal expression.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform the following basic math functions: identify place value, compare and round whole numbers, add and subtract three digit whole numbers, master basic multiplication facts up through 12, divide by two digit numbers, find the average of whole numbers, and identify key words to determine operations in a word problem.
  • Apply appropriate math operations mentioned above to solve reality based word problems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use information and communications technology by operating a mouse with accuracy to point, click, and drag and access programs by inserting a disk or CD into computer drive.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000