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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about GED and ABE Classes.

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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 001
Basic Skills Orientation and Assessment (1)

Students will learn about the ESL, ABE and GED programs and understand how to be successful in their classes. Students' basic skills will be assessed and students will be placed at their appropriate level. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 012
Reading and Writing 1 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating the topic, main idea, and key details of texts and use strategies to find the meaning of unknown words. Students will use a writing process to drft and edit connected paragraphs with guidance from the instructor. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 013
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 1 (10)

Students will learn place value of whole numbers to understand the composition of whole numbers. Students will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit whole numbers. Students will distinguish between perimeter and area. Students will apply geometric and operational skills to solve real-world, multi-step problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 022
Reading and Writing 2 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating important information in texts, use strategies to find the meaning of unknown words, and identify author's purpose. Students will write connected paragraphs and five-paragraph essays with guidance from instructor. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 023
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 2 (10)

Students will learn place value of decimal numbers and rounding with decimal numbers. Students will also learn standard algorithms to perform four basic operations with decimal numbers. Students will apply understanding of decimals to solve real-world problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 032
Reading and Writing 3 (10)

Students will read with understanding by locating the main idea and key details and identifying author's purpose. Students will write and edit persuasive and expository essays using a writing process. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 033
ABE Math for College and Career 3 (10)

Students will learn to identify and represent fractions. They will learn to perform all basic operations with fractions and whole numbers fluently. Students will also apply their knowledge of fractions to data, geometry, and real-world problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 042
Reading and Writing 4 (10)

Students develop reading comprehension skills by using a reading process and thinking strategies to understand and evaluate texts. Students will use a writing process to develop clear and coherent evidence-based essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 043
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 4 (10)

Students learn about ratios and proportional reasoning to describe, set up, and solve mathematical and real-world problems involving percents. Students also apply understanding of ratios and proportional reasoning to describe and solve problems involving scale drawings and similar figures. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 046
ESL Math Overview (5)

ESL Math Overview introduces students to basic math terminology. Students also learn (or review) basic math skills within the context of improving life skills. Students improve their English skills as they work through basic number and word problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or placement into ESL Level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 052
Reading and Writing 5 (10)

Students will prepare for GED tests, earn High School 21+ credit, and/or transition to college by demonstrating understanding of texts and analyzing and evaluating arguements. Students will follow a writing process and cite evidence to support arguements. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 053
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 5 (10)

Students will perform operations with rational numbers and extend their understanding of rational numbers to real-world problems. Students will identify and simplify algebraic expressions involving polynomials, absolute value, and multiple variables. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 063
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 6 (10)

Students will understand, solve, and write one-variable equations and inequalities in mathematical and real-world contexts. Stduents will learn and apply the properties of exponents to simplify exponential expressions. Students will reason quantitatively to solve multi-step geometric problems. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 073
ABE Math Skills for College and Career 7 (10)

Students will learn to interpret, write, and graph linear functions. Students will model quantitative relationships using functions and draw conclusions based on functions. Students will learn to solve and analyze systems of equations. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement according to the SCC ABE placement tests. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 081
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 082
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 083
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 084
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 085
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education L1 (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE-L1.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 097
Individual Projects in ABE (1)

Individual project in a specific area of ABE. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GED AND ABE CLASSES

 

What is the difference between ABE and GED classes?  

I completed a high school diploma in my country, but I do not have one from here. Do I need to take the GED?

How do I sign up for the GED?

Can I sign up for ABE classes anytime?

Can I take math only in ABE classes?

Do I need to take ABE classes first and then take GED classes?

How many times can I repeat a GED class?

I took the ASSET test and tested into math 060. Can I take the ABE math class?