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HSE 089 High School Equivalency Multi-level Studies
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 5 or more (must have CAO approval)
Grading Option: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Description: Development of English Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, and other academic knowledge and skills, including college and career readiness. Students are assessed the first class to determine readiness for passing the high school equivalency test. The course content varies according to the skills learners need for test and college and career preparation. Levels and standards align with Arizona Department of Education Adult Education College and Career Ready Standards. Students may continue taking HSE courses as long as they demonstrate an appropriate level of improvement, based on assessment scores. If a student does not improve and maintain that level of improvement after four sessions, he/she will not be permitted to continue to register for HSE classes.

Prerequisites: Pretest to determine existing skill level.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following at the appropriate level:
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify study skills and learning styles that will support learning.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate how to use career exploration tools to research and evaluate career options.
3. (Comprehension Level) Read and comprehend sufficiently complex functional and informational text and literary selections, including in the content areas of social studies and science.
4. (Application Level) Apply the writing process to produce a variety of analytic writing products.
5. (Application Level) Apply conventions of grammar and usage rules to complete a variety of writing tasks.
6. (Application Level) Apply correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization.
7. (Evaluation Level) Develop and apply number sense to solve a variety of real-life problems and to determine if the results are reasonable.
8. (Evaluation Level) Apply data collection, data analysis, and probability to interpret, predict and/or solve real-life problems.
9. (Analysis Level) Apply algebraic concepts and methods to explore, analyze or solve real-life problems.
10. (Analysis Level) Use geometric properties, relationships, and methods to identify, analyze and solve real-life problems.
11. (Application Level) Apply knowledge of standard measurements to real-life situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will meet the current Arizona Adult Education College and Career Ready Standards for ABE Beginning Literacy, ABE I, ABE II, ABE III, ASE I, or ASE II.