ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION
Adult Basic Education (Literacy)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) includes courses designed to improve the employability of the State’s workforce through instruction in language, mathematics, reading, and workforce readiness skills at grade level equivalency 0.0-8.9. ABE involves non-credit courses designed to develop basic skills necessary for successful employment and citizenship. This is an open entry/open exit program of study. The ABE program prepares students to enroll in General Educational Development (GED) preparation. Literacy Completion Points (LCPs) are awarded when a student demonstrates mastery as measured by approved standardized tests and/or documentation of mastery of competencies.
Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The ESOL program provides English language instruction to adult learners who are able to read and write in at least one language other than English. This program helps prepare adult learners to use English for entering career and technical and/or post-secondary education, employment, and participation in the civil life in the United States.
ESOL class sharing tastes from their native culture
General Educational Development (GED®) Test Preparation
The General Educational Development (GED®) program is non-graded and characterized by open entry/open exit, individualized instructional modules, flexible schedules, and performance-based evaluation. Reading and technology are integral parts of each Literacy Completion Point (LCP) and are integrated into the curriculum. Placement into the program is based on a minimum score of 9.0 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an individual needs assessment. A student who is under the age of 18 must be enrolled in the program, score 500 or above in all five (5) academic areas on the Practice GED, have a letter from his/her parent/guardian, and have the Superintendent’s approval prior to taking the GED exam.
Beginning in January 2014, the new computer-based GED® test will replace its former paper-pencil test. The four (4) subject areas for the GED® test include: Reasoning through Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; and Mathematical Reasoning. Successful completion means a minimum score of 150 on each of the four subject-area tests, with an overall score of 600.*
Applied Academics For Adult Education (AAAE) (Formerly VPI)
The purpose of the AAAE program is to prepare students for academic, technical, and personal success. This program strives to inspire and motivate students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The AAAE program is non-graded and is an open entry/open exit, individualized performance based program. The instructional curriculum is based on the assessed needs of the individual as well as the academic and employability requirements related to Florida’s Comprehensive Education programs. AAAE is divided into three (3) Literacy Completion Points (LCPs) that can be taken individually. Placement into the program is based on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and an individual needs assessment.
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