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LOW INTERMEDIATE
ABE COMPETENCY OVERVIEW**

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CASAS Range:
211-220 TABE Range: 4.1-6.0**

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**By the end of this
level, learners will…**

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- Communication
- Practice appropriate group communication skills.

- Consumer Economics
- Know how to apply for a loan, compute savings account interest, and reconcile a bank statement.
- Write a check and a deposit form.
- Read and interpret housing availability through want ads and signs,
- Interpret information on landlord and tenant rights.
- Interpret information on driving regulations.
- Interpret information on automobile insurance.
- Interpret information on automobile maintenance.
- Compare and contrast shopping payment options.
- Interpret product ads.
- Interpret product labels.
- Recognize elements of comparison shopping.
- Create a simple family budget.
- Complete a 1040EZ tax form.

- Community Resources
- Locate information about community agencies and services.
- Use maps to locate places and travel directions.
- Interpret time zone information.
- Use a thermometer to measure temperature.

- Health
- Compute dosage using a chart or table.
- Interpret nutrition information.
- Identify information on substance abuse problems.

- Employment

- Identify places to obtain information about employment vacancies.
- Interpret job vacancy information.
- Complete a detailed job application without assistance,
- Create a resume.
- Write a cover letter in response to a specific job
- Ask and answer questions at a job interview.
- Fill out a time card or time sheet.
- Interpret information on a pay stub.
- Compare information about benefit plans and fill out enrollment forms.
- Fill out a productivity chart.
- Locate information on a procedure chart or diagram.

- Government and Law
- Know basic American history and government facts.
- Know information on basic economic systems.

- Computation
- Know number names up to 7-digits.
- Add or subtract three or four 3-digit or 4-digit numbers with or without regrouping.
- Multiply a 3-, 4-, or 5-digit number by a 1-, 2-, or 3-digit number with regrouping and with and without remainders.
- Associate verbal names with fraction names and numbers and write numbers as fractions.
- Convert mixed and improper fractions, reduce fractions, and find equivalent fractions.
- Add and subtract fractions with common denominators and multiply proper fractions.
- Associate verbal names with decimal names and numbers and understand place value to thousandths.
- Convert decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals.
- Add and subtract decimals and solve decimal word problems.
- Solve real word problems with estimation and rounding of fractions and whole numbers.
- Write abbreviations for standard units of measurement, use a ruler, and add or subtract measurements.
- Use the formulas for perimeter and area.
- Describe, classify, compare, and sort geometric figures.
- Solve real world problems with the interest formula.
- Solve real world problems with the distance formula.
- Find averages.

- Learning to Learn
- Spell and read words with a variety of sound patterns, accents, and syllabication patterns.
- Use synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
- Follow a reading process,
- Differentiate between different genres.
- Evaluate information from graphic documents.
- Comprehend main idea, details, stated and implied cause and effect, sequence, conclusions, fact or opinion, and author’s purpose.
- Use standard reference materials including the internet.

- Grammar and Writing
- Use Edited American English.
- Follow spelling rules for adding suffixes and prefixes.
- Utilize a writing process.
- Organize writing using organization patterns and transitions.
- Identify parts of speech in text
- Use verbs in the present, past, and future tenses.
- Write and identify sentences with various sentence structures.