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College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness section provides leadership, oversight, professional development and policy guidance to local community colleges and community-based organizations regarding literacy education.  These literacy education programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE).

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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a program of instruction designed for adults who function below the high school level.  Instruction is offered in reading, writing, math, and English.

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

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Adult Secondary Education (ASE) is a program of instruction (9.0 grade level and above or the equivalent) designed to prepare adults for further education or transition toward skill obtainment and employment. Adult Secondary Education includes the Adult High School (AHS) Diploma program and the High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma program. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Community Based Organizations

Basic Skills Plus

Basic Skills Plus

The North Carolina legislature approved the Basic Skills Plus program which allows approved colleges to use up to 20% of their adult literacy funding to provide planned instruction and training for eligible students.  Basic Skills Plus is offered for students concurrently enrolled in occupational and Basic Skills courses while earning their adult high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.

Training Calendar

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Instructor Credentialing 2015-2016

Research studies prove that the quality of instruction has the greatest impact on student performance.  As a result, federal and state agencies, in addition to other national organizations, require higher standards for instructors.  In 2012, the Program and Professional Development Team established a process and credentialing system to train instructors in evidence-based teaching methodologies.  These include the learning philosophies and frameworks that are unique to adult education and literacy activities. The credentialing courses and credentialing process funded through the NC Community College System and are accessible to all full or part-time basic skills instructors or community-based volunteers.  Each of the CEU courses may be taken as stand-alone credit or combined to earn one of the certifications: