Adult Basic Education
EDUCATIONAL INTERVIEWING
ABE 003
1 - 3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
An intake class that assesses new students in basic skills levels and learning styles, identifies barriers to student success, and helps student understand Clark College and Basic Education.
ABE I-BEST EDUCATIONAL INTERVIEWING
ABE 004
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Assessment of new students in basic skills levels and learning styles. Topics include identifying barriers to student success, and helping students understand Clark College and I-BEST integrated instruction programs.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SPECIAL TOPICS
ABE 005
1 - 10 Credits
88 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Monthly seminars conducted by various college and local professionals for the purpose of enhancing the social, personal, and academic skills of the ABE student participant.
ABE PROJECT BASED LEARNING
ABE 006
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Developing Basic Skills in mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and writing, based on the Washington State Learning Standards, while learning in a multi-level, multi-subject classroom explore real-world problems and challenges. Focus on developing confidence and self-direction with both team-based and independent work and understanding the social and professional skills necessary for working in the field, such as interacting in working groups, making compromises, and being dependable. Prerequisites: ABE Educational Interviewing.
ABE WRITING FUNDAMENTALS A
ABE 012
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Practice writing simple, compound and some complex sentences to accomplish life purposes in structured writing activities in a range of familiar settings. Practice organizing information and sentences with correct word order to complete simple forms, notes, letters, and paragraphs. Practice spelling common everyday and significant personal words and using correct capitalization, punctuation, and subject-verb agreement for simple verb tenses. Practice proofreading and editing writing using writing aids, (checklists, dictionaries, etc.). Prerequisite: Appropriate CASAS score.
ABE WRITING FUNDAMENTALS B
ABE 014
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Practice writing one to five understandable and well-constructed paragraphs easily and with few errors to independently accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied reasons (such as for personal expression, to inform, to persuade or to complete a task) and for audiences in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION MATH I
ABE 021
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Practice recalling and using a few simple mathematical procedures such as very basic estimating, counting, sorting, ordering, grouping, adding and subtracting numbers up to three digits, and beginning multiplication of 2s, 5s, and 10s. Practice reading, writing, and interpreting simple benchmark fractions (1/2, 1/4), common monetary values, mathematical relationships (more, less, etc.), high frequency measurement (months, days, etc.), concepts of length and width, interpret simple charts and graphs, and communicate solutions to math tasks. Prerequisite: Entry level students with appropriate scaled CASAS placement scores.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION MATH II
ABE 022
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Building skills for evaluating solutions, adding and subtracting whole numbers through three digits, multiplying and dividing three digits numbers by one digit numbers, recall/use mathematical procedures such as estimating, counting, sorting, grouping, and measuring length and weight using calibrated instruments (rulers, scales). Practice reading, writing, and interpreting simple benchmark fractions and percents (1/2, 1/4, 50%), common monetary values, simple proportions (2:1), very simple data in charts and graphs, and communicate solutions to math related tasks. Prerequisite: ABE MATH 021 or appropriate scaled CASAS placement score.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION MATHEMATICS III
ABE 023
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Building skills to read, write, interpret, and use mathematical information and procedures for life purposes. Concepts and skills include: computing with whole numbers; converting and using benchmark fractions, decimals and percents (halves, quarters, tenths); determining simple patterns and proportions (4:1, etc); grouping, comparing, estimating numbers; using calibrated tools with benchmark units to measure; determining the area of common geometric shapes; selecting and organizing data into simple graphic arrangements; and communicating problem-solving strategies. Prerequisite: ABE MATH 022 or appropriate CASAS placement score.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION MATHEMATICS IV
ABE 024
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Building skills to read, write, interpret, and apply a variety of mathematical information such as the following: monetary values, extensions of benchmark fractions (1/8, 1/3, 1/5, etc.), decimals, and percents (15%, 30%, etc.), patterns and simple formulas (such as d=rt, A=lw), standard units of measurement including fractional units and benchmark angle measurements (90 degrees, 360 degrees, etc), geometric shapes, a combination of common shapes, concept of pi, converting between units of measurement, and ways to interpret and represent data (graphs). PPrerequisite: ABE MATH 023 or appropriate CASAS placement score.
ABE READING FUNDAMENTALS A
ABE 032
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Building skills in the four components of skilled reading: alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Students will recognize common everyday words and practice print-sound correspondence to decode simple texts. Developing simple strategies to increase vocabulary. Activities include reading simple texts accurately with appropriate phrasing and rates; practicing comprehension strategies to understand simplified informational and literary texts and connect the knowledge to personal experiences. Prerequisite: Appropriate CASAS score.
ABE READING FUNDAMENTALS B
ABE 034
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Developing skills in the 4 components of skilled reading: alphabetics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Skills include decoding and recognizing common syllable patterns and developing strategies to increase vocabulary. Activities include reading intermediate texts accurately with appropriate phrasing and rates; practicing a variety of comprehension strategies for different reading purposes and various types of texts; analyzing and evaluating information in connection with previous knowledge in a range of informational and literary texts. Prerequisite: ABE 032 or appropriate CASAS score.
BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY AND KEYBOARDING
ABE 036
1 - 2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Introduction to keyboarding development, computer terminology, use of software and word processing. Concurrent enrollment in ABE or ESL Level IV or above required.
ABE LANGUAGE ARTS I
ABE 041
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Skills for decoding and recognizing all of the letters of the alphabet and everyday words and word groups in short, simple texts by breaking words into parts, and applying pronunciation rules (decoding letter-sound correspondence, isolating first and last sounds, etc.). Activities include appropriately using everyday, high frequency vocabulary to produce a few sentences on a familiar topic with minimal attention to audience, recalling prior knowledge to assist in understanding information in the text students read/write, and making a few simple edits of handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization based on review and feedback from others. Prerequisite: Appropriate CASAS scores.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION LANGUAGE ARTS II
ABE 042
6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Skills for learning to decode and recognize common/some unfamiliar words in short text, for demonstrating familiarity with simple, everyday content knowledge and vocabulary, for locating important information in simplified text, and for monitoring/enhancing reading comprehension. Skills for determining the purpose and audience for student writing, for following a highly-structured plan to organize ideas in order to support a single purpose and for producing a legible and comprehensible draft. Skills for appropriately using familiar vocabulary, and demonstrating beginning attention to revision strategies in order to make basic edits of grammar and syntax based on feedback from others. Prerequisite: ABE Language Arts II requires Language Arts I completion or the appropriate CASAS reading score upon entrance to the program.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION LANGUAGE ARTS III
ABE 043
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Practice writing simple, compound, and some complex sentences to construct simple paragraphs to accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied life purposes. Skills for simple planning and editing strategies including generating and organizing ideas and proofreading for simple writing conventions in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Skills for reading and comprehending most everyday words and some specialized vocabulary, adjust their reading pace, and use various comprehension strategies to accomplish well-defined activities in short to medium length texts in literature, science, and social studies. Prerequisite: Completion of Language Arts 042 or the appropriate reading/writing score on entrance to the program.
ADULT BASIC EDUCATION LANGUAGE ARTS IV
ABE 044
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Practicing the steps in writing a few well-constructed and connected paragraphs to independently accomplish well-defined and structured writing activities for varied purposes. Practicing multiple writing and pre-writing strategies with everyday and specialized vocabulary in science, social studies, and literature. Practicing revision and editing strategies which include mechanics, grammar, and usage. Practice reading and comprehending a variety of texts to establish an appropriate pace and good comprehension for reading and writing in science, social studies, and literature. Prerequisite: Completion of Language Arts 043 or the appropriate reading/writing score on entrance to the program.
I-BEST SUPPORT
ABE 071
1 - 6 Credits
66 hours of lecture
Additional instruction and support for student success in I-BEST designated classes. Review of important concepts and vocabulary introduced during I-BEST classes. Skills to communicate clearly and accurately using vocabulary and expressions commonly used in the I-BEST work place and job search environment. Activities to strengthen basic skills while studying in an I-BEST program. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an I-BEST designated class. Prerequisite: Admission into an I-BEST program.