ADULT SECONDARY HIGH                                    COMPETENCY OVERVIEW

CASAS Range: 246+                                                  TABE Range: 10.1-12.0+

 

By the end of this level, learners will…

 

  1. Communication
    1. Use appropriate non-verbal behavior.
    2. Use appropriate language for various purposes.
    3. Use appropriate language for various situations.
  2. Consumer Economics
    1. Read and interpret information when making purchases of goods and services.
    2. Read and interpret information on consumer-related topics.
    3. Read and interpret credit card applications, agreements, and bills.
    4. Read and interpret information in catalogs and on order forms.
    5. Read and interpret lease and rental agreements.
    6. Read and interpret information on utilities.
    7. Read and interpret information about tenant and landlord rights.
    8. Read and interpret information on housing loans and home insurance.
    9. Read and interpret information about home and personal possession maintenance and repair.
    10. Read and interpret information about home safety and security.
    11. Read and interpret information on banking services.
    12. Read and interpret information on financial planning.
    13. Compute mileage and gasoline consumption.
    14. Read and interpret highway and traffic signs and driving regulations.
    15. Use a highway map.
    16. Read and interpret information related to automobile purchase, maintenance, and insurance.
  3. Community Resources
    1. Read, locate, and interpret information in a telephone directory.
    2. Take and interpret telephone messages.
    3. Interpret transportation schedules and fares.
    4. Read, interpret, and locate information on community agencies and services.
    5. Read and interpret information about leisure activities.

                                                    i.     Vacation planning

                                                   ii.     Entertainment schedules

                                                 iii.     Ordering from a restaurant

                                                 iv.     Attractions information and schedules

    1. Read and interpret information about ethnic, cultural and language groups.
    2. Read and interpret information about the arts.
  1. Health
    1. Recognize and use vocabulary related to symptoms, illnesses, and ailments.
    2. Read and interpret medical instructions.
    3. Read and interpret health information.
    4. Interpret and fill out medical history forms.
    5. Read and interpret product safety labels.
    6. Read and interpret information about measures to prevent accident and injury.
    7. Read and interpret basic first-aid instructions.
    8. Read and interpret information on communicable diseases.
    9. Read and interpret information on substance abuse.
    10. Read and interpret nutritional information and food safety.
  2. Employment
    1. Know and utilize various resources to obtain employment.
    2. Read and interpret information about job training opportunities.
    3. Understand and interpret job-related information.
    4. Understand and interpret job-related safety standards and procedures.
    5. Understand information related to job performance.
    6. Communicate job-related information orally and in writing.
    7. Practice skills related to effectively working with other people.
  3. Government and Law
    1. Read and interpret information on voting and the political process.
    2. Understand historical information.
    3. Understand geographical information.
    4. Read, interpret, and understand information about legal rights and responsibilities.
    5. Read, interpret, and complete tax forms.
    6. Read, interpret, and discussion information about governmental activities.
    7. Read and interpret information about civic responsibilities and activities.
    8. Read and interpret information about science and the environment.
    9. Read, interpret, and understand economic concepts.
  4. Computation
    1. Use a variety of strategies to solve mathematical problems.
    2. Solve real world problems using whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents.
    3. Solve real world problems using consumer formulas.
    4. Recognize and apply simple geometric and algebraic formulas.
    5. Measure using a variety of instruments and measurement scales.
    6. Interpret spatial relationships.
    7. Interpret numerical data from graphs.
    8. Interpret statistical information presented by news sources.
  5. Learning to Learn
    1. Read for a variety of purposes.
    2. Read a variety of materials.
    3. Demonstrate and ability to use critical thinking skills.
    4. Demonstrate study skills.
    5. Identify and utilize informational resources
    6. Understand information about effective personal management.
  6. Grammar and Writing
    1. Write for a variety of audiences.
    2. Write for a variety of purposes.
    3. Write a variety of documents.
    4. Write use the conventions of Edited American English.