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ABE 063 Adult Basic Education Level 3 • 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 is a requirement for continued enrollment. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to independently select and read with understanding real-life materials on familiar subjects such as simple employee manuals, procedural texts with illustrations, letters from a child’s teacher, etc.
  • Use appropriate reading strategies for effective comprehension.
  • Apply ability to locate information in the dictionary to determine the meaning and pronunciation of new words encountered in classroom assigned selections or new words encountered outside of class (measured through instructor observation and student self-report.)
  • Identify and articulate the main idea and supporting details of an assigned selection.
  • Distinguish between facts and opinions.
  • Articulate the writer’s purpose (i.e., persuasive, narrative, etc.)
  • Interpret written information found in everyday life situations, such as written directions, maps, forms, and schedules.
  • Convey ideas in writing about personal short and long-term goals, and write for personal expression such as journal writing, poetry, or lyrics.
  • Demonstrate in a variety of writing samples appropriate use of commas, apostrophes, and colons; correct errors in capitalization, punctuation, and spelling; create proper compound sentences by combining two simple sentences; identify and correct fragments and run-on sentences; use correct subject-verb agreement.
  • Write a simple paragraph containing a topic sentence and at least three supporting sentences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following basic math functions: read, write, and interpret fractions; multiply, divide, add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers; read, write, and interpret decimals, convert between decimals and fractions; add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals and combinations of decimals with whole numbers; use metric and standard units to measure length, weight, volume, and temperature.
  • Apply appropriate math operations mentioned above to solve reality based word problems.
  • Use information and communications technology to gather and share with others information gained from technology.
  • Use several basic computer software programs and use a word processing program to type sentences.
  • Perform basic computer functions such as saving, retrieving documents, and printing.



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