ADULT SECONDARY LOW                                     COMPETENCY OVERVIEW

CASAS Range: 236-245                                                 TABE Range: 8.1-10.0


By the end of this level, learners will…


  1. Communication
    1. Fill out personal information forms for a variety of situations.
    2. Practice effective group communication.
  2. Consumer Economics
    1. Interpret information about mortgages.
    2. Interpret information in a credit report.
    3. Research information on a major purchase and compare financing options.
    4. Interpret information on the maintenance and repair of possessions.
    5. Compare savings plans.
  3. Community Resources
    1. Interpret information on business licensing and regulations.
    2. Understand aspects of culture.
  4. Health
    1. Communicate with health care providers and insurers.
    2. Interpret health information.
    3. Understand health maintenance practices.
  5. Employment
    1. Develop a career plan.
    2. Interpret workplace information.
    3. Understand elements of job performance and evaluation.
    4. Interpret information on workplace discrimination and harassment.
    5. Understand common workplace technology and systems.
    6. Interpret machine operating and repair instructions.
    7. Communicate effectively orally and in writing in the workplace.
    8. Understand purpose and types of workplace resources.
  6. Government and Law
    1. Locate and interpret information on special interest groups.
    2. Understand the legislative process.
    3. Identify historical documents.
    4. Identify the US states, major countries, regions of the world, and geographical features.
    5. Understand information on basic legal rights.
    6. Understand information on civic responsibilities.
    7. Interpret information on recycling.
  7. Computation
    1. Calculate discounts and percent of increase and decrease.
    2. Solve one- and two-step algebraic equations with one variable.
    3. Convert between metric units.
    4. Solve equations with the mathematical concepts of square, square roots, parentheses, and order of operations.
    5. Interpret a scale drawing.
    6. Know different types and relationships of angles and triangles including the Pythagorean relationship.
    7. Solve real world problems using probability.
  8. Learning to Learn
    1. Set personal, educational, and workplace goals.
    2. Create a schedule.
    3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    4. Demonstrate inductive and deductive reasoning.
    5. Demonstrate ability to use decision making factors.
    6. Demonstrate ability to use a problem solving process.
    7. Interpret information on personal management.
    8. Analyze fiction.
    9. Analyze drama.
    10. Analyze poetry.
    11. Analyze non-fiction.
    12. Analyze graphic documents.
  9. Grammar and writing
    1. Use Edited American English in all written tasks
    2. Follow a writing process.
    3. Write sentences correctly in a variety of structures.
    4. Write paragraphs and essays of various types.
    5. Evaluate writing of others for errors and clarity.