HIGH INTERMEDIATE ABE                                     COMPETENCY OVERVIEW

CASAS Range: 221-235                                                   TABE Range: 6.0-7.9


By the end of this level, learners will…


  1. Communication
    1. Provide appropriate verbal and nonverbal feedback in face-to-face conversations.
    2. Use responsive listening.
  2. Consumer Economics
    1. Interpret and compare information on savings plans.
    2. Create a personal and family budget.
    3. Fill out an order form.
    4. Evaluate products through comparison shopping.
    5. Interpret return policies.
    6. Complete a credit card application and interpret information on a credit card statement.
    7. Interpret information on a utility bill.
    8. Interpret information on home safety and security and develop an emergency plan.
    9. Read and interpret information on consumer protection.
  3. Community Resources
    1. Communicate with a child’s school and know information about children’s educational programs.
    2. Locate information on free or low cost legal information and services.
    3. Locate information on community assistance agencies,
    4. Plan a vacation.
  4. Health
    1. Use advanced medical vocabulary to describe medical conditions, medical personnel, and body systems.
    2. Interpret written medical instructions and information.
    3. Interpret information on substance abuse problems.
    4. Develop a meal plan following food pyramid recommendations.
  5. Employment
    1. Read and interpret job-related information.
    2. Interpret and compute information on time cards and pay stubs.
    3. Identify employment training opportunities.
  6. Government and Law
    1. Fill out a voter registration card, compare and contrast candidates for elected office, and mark a ballot,
    2. Fill out federal and state tax forms.
    3. Identify issues of concern to a particular community and processes that can be used to address the issue.
    4. Read and interpret information on common laws and ordinances.
    5. Read and discuss information about governmental activities.
    6. Identify political leaders.
  7. Computation
    1. Use a scientific calculator
    2. Perform multiple operations using whole numbers and decimals.
    3. Sequence, add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals.
    4. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
    5. Convert fractions, decimals, and percents.
    6. Calculate percent.
    7. Solve word problems using ratio and proportion.
    8. Solve word problems using the interest, distance, and cost formulas.
    9. Solve geometry problems using area, perimeter, and volume formulas.
    10. Measure using various measurement tools.
    11. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide measurements with and without regrouping.
    12. Compute mean, median, and mode,
  8. Learning to learn
    1. Identify unknown words through context clues.
    2. Comprehend a variety of printed materials.
    3. Comprehend specific elements of fiction.
    4. Define and identify figurative language.
    5. Use reading strategies.
  9. Grammar and writing
    1. Write a multi-paragraph narrative essay.
    2. Follow a writing process.
    3. Identify all parts of speech in a sentence.
    4. Write compound and complex sentences.
    5. Practice self-editing skills.