The mission of the ABE Program at Bellevue College is to offer a flexible program to meet the diverse needs of students needing basic skills to become more self-sufficient by offering courses to support students’ goals in transitioning to college classes, completing the GED, or improving employment opportunities. Students will be able to function independently, participate more fully in a global economy, and exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
ABE math classes
ABE math classes help students learn math operations and use math in real situations. In the five different levels, they develop skills to:
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals, fractions and percents.
- Solve basic and intermediate algebra and geometry problems.
- Read and analyze data, charts and graphs
ABE English classes help students improve their reading and writing skills. In the four different levels, they develop skills to:
- Read articles, papers, short novels, maps, graphs, charts, and other types of writing.
- Write evidence-based, persuasive short and extended responses and essays
- Improve grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
GED Test Preparation classes
GED Test Preparation classes at Bellevue College are designed for students with well-developed reading skills to:
- Review and prepare for the four GED tests.
- Identify readiness to take the GED tests based on in-class practice tests.
- Develop test taking strategies and study skills.
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