The mission of Adult Basic Education
in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and
improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate
effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens.
with supporting the above mission statement, Marshall ABE prioritizes the
goal of assisting students in gaining skills to obtain meaningful employment.
Marshall ABE sees the priority of employment training as the most effective
means of assisting our students in all areas of their lives..
As the lead
agency in the Marshall ABE Consortium, the Marshall Adult Learning Center is
responsible for the administration of ABE programs and fiscal responsibilities
in the following communities: Balaton, Comfrey, Hendricks,
Ivanhoe, Lake Benton, Lamberton, Marshall, Milroy, Minneota, Morgan (Cedar
Mountain), Redwood Falls/Belview, Russell, Ruthton, Tracy, Tyler, Wabasso, and
Educational Development diploma. National high school equivalency program
that includes a set of 5 tests: Math, Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and
- Programs for eligible adults leading to a high school diploma from a
sponsoring Minnesota school district.
- English as a Second
Language. For learners whose native language was not English.
Basic Skills Enhancement
For learners who need goal-specific elementary or secondary level basic skills
such as work-related math, functional literacy (e.g.- banking skills), reading
or writing assistance. Generally considered "brush-up" and not leading to a
diploma or GED.
- Program for adults and their children. Features instruction for adults in
literacy, instruction in parenting, educational/developmental services for kids
and Pre-GED and GED.
- Literacy skills related to learners' need to obtain, retain or improve their
employment. Content typically features work-related vocabulary and information
as well as personal and group skills desired by employers. Workplace skills are
often provided at the learner's employment site. This area includes general
employability skills (e.g. - résumé development, interview skills) which are
typically provided at the regular ABE site.
Citizenship Education -
Programs which prepare Minnesota non-citizens for the U.S. citizenship exam
given by the INS. Includes application preparation and English language
instruction. Also may include content related to general civic content and
participation in society.
learners to take their permit test. For a fee, Behind the Wheel training
Participants must be 16 and over, not enrolled in
secondary school, and functioning below the 12th grade level in any
of the basic academic areas including reading, math, writing and speaking