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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 6:45 am: Skagit Valley College is open and on time at all locations. The Try A Trade event on the Mount Vernon Campus has been canceled.


Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Adult Secondary Education/GED Level 1

 Title Abbreviation:   ADULT SEC ED-GED LEVEL 1

 Department:    ABE

 Course #:    50

 Credits:    16

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    16

 CIP:    320203

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Basic GED Preparation. Non-transfer credit course that prepares adult and family literacy students with a goal of earning the General Education Development (GED) equivalency certificate to pass any two of the five subject-area tests and, at intake, score 236-245 on a CASAS appraisal test (grade equivalents 9.0-11.9).



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 176

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate mastery of the Washington State Adult Learning Standars for GED Preparation as measured by approved assessment tools, procedures, and methodologies.
    • Reading: Adults performing at Level 5 can read and comprehend dense or multipart texts at an appropriate pace and with good comprehension to independently accomplish structured, complex reading activities in a variety of familiar and some novel settings.
    • Writing: Adults performing at Level 5 can write a variety of texts that include more complex sentence structures and multiple paragraphs easily and with few errors for a wide variety of purposes (such as different kinds of expressive, persuasive and informative purposes). They can independently accomplish structured and fairly complex writing in a variety of familiar and some novel settings.
    • Math: Adults performing at Level 5 can easily select and apply the knowledge, skills, and strategies at this level to independently accomplish structured math tasks in a variety of comfortable and familiar settings.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Content is based on the Washington State Basic Skills Competencies and individual learner goals.