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					                                                                             Adult Educator Handbook

                                         Section 8
                                    Instruction Format

Instruction Format                                                                     Section 8
            Instruction Methods: Lecture, Discussion, Computer, Independent Study      8.1
            Learning Styles, Differences and Disabilities                              8.2
            Staff Class Assignment List and Student Study Log                          8.3
            Student Schedule and Education Plan                                        8.4
            TABE Objectives and Validity Ranges                                        8.5

                                                                Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                            Section 8.1
Instruction Methods: Lecture, Discussion, Computer, Independent Study

In order to accommodate our adult learners and to prepare them to be equipped to
function in today’s society, we incorporate a multi-style instruction approach.

 Lecture:         Class time.         Present information
                                       Do not read verbatim from text.
                                       Remember to include: student interaction,
                                       visuals, examples, overheads, videos,
                                       practice time

 Discussion:      Class time.         Function as leader, facilitator
                                       Guide discussion based on content from text,
                                       current events, and/or curricula skills list.


 Computer:        Class times         Research, Practice Computer Skills
                                       Internet, Search Engines, Word Processing

                   Computer Study      GED Interactive, Plato, Reading Horizons

                   Independent Study Research-based Instruction Project
                                     GED Interactive, Plato, Reading Horizons


 Independent Study:                   Complete class assignment from textbook
                                       Extra practice on any topic
                                       Computer Study
                                       Research-based Instruction Project

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                                                                                                Section 8.2

                                        STYLE vs DISABILITY

      Learning Style (preference)                                Learning Disability
Variations in temperament, attitude, and preferred     Severe difficulty in some aspect of listening,
manner of tackling a task                              speaking, reading, writing, or spelling, while
                                                       skills in the other areas are age-appropriate

VISUAL: “Seeing” the information, use of             Attention Deficit Disorder (behavior,
board, use of overhead projector,                               distractibility, poor sustained attention
demonstrations. Learner: note-taker,                            to tasks, Impulsivity, hyperactivity)
draws pictures.

KINESTHETIC: Hands-on activities,
                                                     Dyscalculia (math)
experiments, projects, group activities

AUDITORY – enjoy listening, “hearing”
                                                     Dysgraphia (handwriting)
the information

Learn best by a combination of group                 Dyslexia (language – listening, speaking,
and independent studies                              reading, writing, spelling)

                                                     Receptive aphasia (severe impairment of
Learn by interaction with others                     the ability understand spoken or written words) -
                                                     Genetic, other congenital and/or
Learn best when studying alone                       acquired
                                                     neuro-biological factors

                                                     Completion of an
Completion of an inventory to                        intensive evaluation by a
determine – self or teacher                          doctor
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    Polk Adult Education Program - Instructor Class Assignment                 Section 8.3a
                  Refer to Curriculum Skills List
Instructor ____________________________________ Class________________ Quarter ____________

Resources: __________________________________________________________________________


Date        Resource                         Page #   Assignment:                   Mastery

            Book, Video, Computer Program,                                          ?
            Worksheet, etc.

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                                                                  Section 8.3b
                       Student Study Log
                    Refer to Curriculum Skills Lists
Name ____________________Class _______________ Quarter ______
Date     Book     Page #              Assignment:              Understand
                                                             YES NO MAYBE
                                                             MORE PRACTICE
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            Section 8.4
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                                                                                                                           Section 8.5
TABE Objectives and Validity Ranges (approximate)
Test of Adult Basic Education                        “TABE”
     TABE Objectives
      1. To provide a complete picture of adult student performance
      2. To provide educators with the data to develop student instructional needs
      3. To provide students with the data to develop both short and long term goals
     Locator:
      1. To determine the appropriate test level in each of the subject areas
      2. The test level determined by the Locator may/may not be the same for all content areas.

     TABE L          (0.0-2.9)             Validity Range = 0.0 – 1.9            >1.9 retest on “E”
     TABE E             (0-6.9)            Validity Range = 1.6 – 3.9
 1.0          1.6        2.0                 3.0 – 3.9      4.0                  5.0                6.0                   6.9
      -                            Range                                     +                                Retest on M

         TABE M      (0-9.9)                Validity Range = 3.6 – 6.9
 1.0                2.0       3.0          3.6 4.0        5.0        6.0 –             7.0         8.0 -          9.0           9.9
                                                                     6.9                           8.9
    Retest on E                -                         Range                                 +                        Retest on D

         TABE D (0-12.9)                   Validity Range = 6.6 – 8.9
1.0        2.0 3.0  4.0 4.6                5.0     6.0 6.6 7.0         8.0 –             9.0   10.9        11.0         12.0     12.9
           Retest on M                        -                   Range                        +                   Retest on A

         TABE A    (0-12.9)                Validity Range = 8.6 – 12.9
1.0        2.0  3.0     4.0           5.0     6.0 6.6 7.0         8.0   8.6             9.0    10.0        11.0         12.0     12.9
                     Retest on D                              -                                       Range

     Are TABE Scores correlated to GED Scores?
              a. They are not identical. TABE measures basic educational skills using adult content.
              b. GED Tests are designed to see if a student has learned the curriculum students generally
                    receive in a high school education.

     TABE Score (D or A) Indicators for Official GED Practice Tests and/or Official GED Tests
TABE D or A           Scale Score                            GED Score                                 Grade Equivalent Score
Writing               TABE Language (610)                    GED Writing (500)                         12.0 +
Reading Areas TABE Reading (575)                             GED Social Studies (500)                  10.2 +
Mathematics           TABE Math (585)                        GED Math (500)                            11.1 + (each part)
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                                     Section 9
                                 Curriculum Basics
Curriculum Basics                                               Section 9
          TABE, Levels, Curriculum, GED                         9.1
          Abbreviated Curriculum and Resource Table             9.2
          ABE Language and ASE/GED Language                     9.3
          ABE Mathematics and ASE/GED Mathematics               9.4
          ABE Reading and ASE/GED Reading                       9.5
          Content of the GED Tests                              9.6

                                                                 Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                              Section 9.1

                   Tests of Adult Basic Education
                   Reading, Math, and Language

    Basic Skills                     Pre-GED                         GED
         Level 2                       Level 4                      Level 5
                                                              TABE D 9.0 – 10.9
    TABE E easy                       TABE M                      Read: 567-595
 TABE M medium < 4.0                  6.0 – 8.9            Math: 566-594; Lang: 560-585
       Read: 368-460
Math: 314-441; Lang: 393-490
                                    TABE D difficult
                                        < 6.0                       Level 6
                                     Read: 518-566            TABE D 11.0 – 12.9
    Basic Skills                     Math: 506-565                 Read: 596+
         Level 3                     Lang: 524-599            Math: 595+; Lang 586+
      TABE E or M
        4.0 – 5.9
       Read: 461-517
Math: 442-505; Lang: 491-523                                   TABE scores
                                                                 11.0 +
                                                       Read >630; Math >645; Lang >630
  Pre-Literacy Level 1
                                                             Practice Tests
          TABE L, 0 – 2.9
           TABE E, <2.0                                      PT scores > 500
  Read <368; Math <313; Lang <393                            GED TESTS

                                    GED Tests
                                     SS, SCI,
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                                                                                                                        Section 9.2
                                          Basic Curriculum and Resources.
Beg. Reading IA (0-1.9)             Reading IB (2-3.9) IIA (4-5.9)         Reading IIB (6-8.9)               Reading IIIA/B (9-12.9)
Alphabet                            Basic Sight Words, Phonics             Vocabulary, Comprehension         Vocabulary
Basic Sight Words, Phonics          Word Parts, Word Meaning               Inferential Skills                Critical Thinking
Word Parts, Word Meaning            Comprehension, Listening Skills        Content Areas (SS, SCI, Lit)      Comprehension
Comprehension, Listening            Context Clues, Sentence Meaning        Maps, Charts, Graphs              Study Skills
Study Skills                        Map Skills                             Study and Dictionary Skills       Test Taking
Recognize keyboard characters                                              Oral and Written Directions       Maps, Charts, Graphs
*Reading for Today Series           *Reading for Today Series              *Reading/Critical Thinking        *Complete GEDs & KET
Reading Basics                      *Reading Basics                        *SV/Contemporary Pre-GED's        Reading Basics
Menu Math                           World Geography and You                Workplace Essentials              Newspaper
*Realia                             *Realia and EFF Resources              *Reading Basics                   *Realia and EFF Resources
*Reading for Adults (R’mart)        News for You (newspaper)               *Realia and EFF Resources         Work Matters
Computer:                           Help Yourself Learning Styles          Work Matters                      Computer:
*Reading Horizons                   EDL Worksheets, Menu Math              Computer:                         *Internet Sites
New Am Reading.                     Computer: *Reading for Adults,         *Internet Sites                   *GED Interactive
                                    *Plato, *Reading Horizons, Internet    *Plato                            Plato
                                    sites, New Am. Reading,                *Microsoft Works

Beg. Writing IA (0-1.9)             Writing IB (2-3.9) IIA (4-5.9)         Writing IIB (6-8.9)               Writing IIIA/B (9-12.9)
Mechanics                           Basic vocabulary Writing               Basic rules, Spelling             Essay, Paragraphs
Writing                             Spelling                               Sentence Structure                Proofreading
Dictation                           Simple Sentences                       Parts of Speech, Paragraphs       Employability Writing
                                                                                                             Occupational Writing
*Reading for Today Series           *Reading for Today Series              Complete PreGED's                 *GED Writing
*Reading for Adults                 Language Exercise Series               Language Exercise Series          The Essay, Work Matters
Language Exercises                  Work Matters                           Workplace Essentials              Language Exercise Review
*Realia                             *Realia and EFF Resources              *Realia and EFF Resources         *Complete GEDs & KET
Edge on English                     Computer:                              Work Matters                      *Realia and EFF Resources
Computer:                           New Am. Rdg.,                          Computer:                         Computer:
Reading Horizons                    *Plato, Reading Horizons               *Plato, New Am. Rdg.              Plato, *GED Interactive
*Reading for Adults

Beg. Math IA (0-1.9)                Math IB (2-3.9) IIA (4-5.9)            Math IIB (6-8.9)                  Math IIIA/B (9-12.9)
Place Value                         Number Theory                          Number Theory                     Number Theory
Read/Write Numbers                  Place Value                            Whole Numbers                     Graphs, Charts, Tables
Add, Subtract                       Read/Write Numbers                     Fractions, Decimals               Algebra, Geometry
Shapes, Time, Money                 Add, Sub., Mult., Divide               Ratio/Proportion/Percent          Order of Operations
Measurement                         Money, Time, Measurement               Data Analysis, Word Problems      Expressions, Equations
Recognize ½, 1/3, ¼                 Identify fractions-manipulatives       Measurement, Geometry             Factors, Square Roots
4-Function Calculator               Word Problems                          Occupational/employability        Ratio/Proportion/Percent
                                    4-Function Calculator                  4-Function & Scientific Calc.     Scientific Calculator
Working with Numbers (A,B,C)        *Math Workforce-Whole Numbers          *Math Skills that Work Bks.1,2    *Complete GEDs & KET
*Real Numbers Series                Math Skills That Work Bk.1             *Number Power M & #2              GED Mathematics Ex.Books.
Math Workforce/whole numbers        Working With Numbers (B,C,D)           Math Workforce-Fractions          *Workforce-Meas.Geom.Alg.
*Realia, *Number Power E            *Real Numbers Series                   *Breakthroughs 2 ( PreGED 2)      *Realia. Real Numbers Series
Menu Math                           Breakthroughs Bk.1(PreGED Bk.1)        Workplace Essentials              Geometry Reproducibles
Computer:                           *Realia, *Number Power E & M           Real Numbers Series               Computer:
Texas Instruments Calculator        Menu Math                              *Math Workforce-Meas/Geom.        *GED Interactive, Plato
                                    Computer:                              *Realia Geometry Reproduc         *Casio Calculator fx260
                                    *Plato                                 Computer:
                                    Texas Instruments Calculator           *Plato, Math Solutions
                                                                           *Texas Instr. & Casio fx260
    *Denotes Primary Instructional Resource
    Refer to Basic Curriculum Checklist per Instructional Level and Equipped for the Future Curriculum
                         Refer to Inventory for additional instructional resources available.
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                                                                                         Section 1/4
WRITING, Level 1
                                                                                  Date    ____________
NAME______________________________________                                        Class Time _________
                                                                                  Instructor __________

Book: Reading for Today, Language Exercises A, Edge on English

_____ Print all upper case letters           _____Print all lower case letters    ___________________

_____ Copy words from print                                                       ___________________

_____ Write: ___name, ___address, ___phone number, ___SS#                         ___________________

_____Copy sentences from written text                                             ___________________

_____ Plan and dictate a story to teacher on topic                                ___________________

_____ Copy a language experience passage from a written text.                     ___________________

_____ Construct word banks from language experience in writing                    ___________________

_____ Supply omitted words in a language experience passage/story.                ___________________

Book: Reading for Today, Edge on English, Language Exercise A, Dictionary. Computer: Internet

_____ Recognize and use capitalization of proper nouns                            ___________________

_____ Recognize and use capitalization at the beginning of a sentence             ___________________

_____ Recognize and use end punctuation marks:                                    ___________________
        ___period         ___question mark             ___exclamation point

_____Recognize use of:             ___ quotation marks to set off quotations      ___________________
                                   ___apostrophe for possessive

_____ Use a dictionary to check the spelling of a word                            ___________________

_____ Spelling list:
       ___list 1, ___list 2, ___list 3, ___list 4, ___list 5,                     ___________________
       ___list 6, ___list 7, ___list 8, ___list 9, ___list 10                     ___________________

_____ Spelling words in a sentence
       ___list 1, ___list 2, ___list 3, ___list 4, __-list 5,                     ___________________
       ___list 6, ___list 7, ___list 8, ___list 9, ___list 10                     ___________________

_____ Spell words taken from
       ___workplace, ___ household, ___emergency/medical situations               ___________________
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                                                                                        Section 2/4
Writing - Levels 2 and 3                                                  Date _____________________
                                                                          Class Time ________________
Name ____________________________________                                 Instructor _________________

                            Book: Reading for Today. Vocabulary Connections, Realia          Mastery
                            Computer: Plato. Activities: EDL Worksheets                      Yes, No,

List #1                     List #2                          List #3
List #4                     List #5                          List #6
Recognize Nouns             Recognize Pronouns               Recognize Verbs
Recognize Adjectives        Recognize Adverbs
                            Book: Reading for Today, Building Basic Skills Book #1, Edge
SIMPLE SENTENCES            on English                                                       Mastery
                                                                                             Yes, No,
                            Computer: Plato. Realia. Activities: EDL Worksheets              Maybe

Use Nouns:                  Common           Proper          Singular         Plural
Possessive Nouns
                            Subject          Object          Possessive
Use Pronouns                pronouns         Pronouns        Pronouns
Use Verbs                   Action Verbs     Linking Verbs   Verb Tense
Construct a simple          Recognize a sentence
sentence                    fragment
                            Book: Reading for Today, Edge on English, Building Basic
                            Skills Book #1                                                   Mastery
SPELLING                                                                                     Yes, No,
                            Computer: Plato. Realia. Activities: EDL Worksheets              Maybe

Spelling Lists              List #1          List #2         List #3          List #4
Occupational                List #1          List #2         List #3          List #4
Life Skills/Health Lists    List #1          List #2         List #3          List #4
Use spelling words in a simple sentence
Employability and                                                                            Mastery
                            Book: Life Skills for Today’s World. Realia, Menu Math           Yes, No,
Occupational Skills                                                                          Maybe

Write simple sentences related to employability goals

Classify and sort
                            List #1          List #2         List #3          List #4
workplace terms
Complete industry-specific forms

Write simple sentences related to workplace topics
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                                                                                      Section 3/4
Writing- Level 4                                                                       Date
                                                                              Class Time _________
Name _____________________________________                                    Instructor ___________

                                     Mastery                                              Mastery
MECHANICS                            Yes, No, Maybe   MECHANICS                           Yes, No, Maybe
Basic Capitalization                                  End Punctuation
Apostrophe                                            Comma
Quotation Marks
Spelling                                              Prefixes, suffixes, root word
Word Usage – Synonym, Homonym,
Antonym, Homophone
GRAMMAR and USAGE                                     GRAMMAR and USAGE
                                                      Verb Tenses, Contractions
                                                      Regular and Irregular Verbs
                                                      Gerund, infinitive, etc.
3. PRONOUN                                            Usage, forms
                                                      Types, Uses, punctuation,
                                                      “fat boys”
8. PREPOSITION                                        Uses, examples
PHRASES                                               CLAUSES
Uses of phrases                                       Dependent, independent
SENTENCE Construction
Subject/Predicate                                     Simple
Compound                                              Complex
Write a simple sentence                               Write a compound sentence
                                                      Organize information into
Write a set of simple directions
                                                      logical groupings and orders
Organize information related to a                     Generate headings for groups
single topic                                          or words or phrases
                                                      Write a paragraph using
                                                      chronological order
Write a topic sentence                                Write concluding sentences
Write supporting sentences
Check writing for usage, spelling,
capitalization, and punctuation
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                                                                                             Section 4/4
Writing – Levels 5 and 6                                                           Date _______________
                                                                                   Class Time _________
Name ________________________________________                                      Instructor ___________

Basic Skills for Review                                                     Mastered:
                                                                            Yes, No, Maybe
Usage: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Homographs, Homophones
Prefixes, suffixes, Compound words

Connotation/Denotation, Idioms

Sentence Basics: Parts of a Sentence, Nouns, Pronouns
GED Practice
Verbs, Prepositional Phrases: forms, tense, regular, irregular, types
GED Practices
Combining Sentences: Run-on, Complex, Clauses, Revisions, Editing
GED Practices
Organization: Paragraphs, Rearranging/Combining
GED Practices
Using Correct Language: Adjectives, Adverbs, Phrases, Modifiers, Parallel
GED Practices
Mechanics: Capitalization, Spelling, Comma
GED Practices

GED Essay
Writing and GED Review
Evaluating and GED Review

One Paragraph Essay
Three Paragraph Essay
Five Paragraph Essay

Test Taking Strategies
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                                                                                                  Section 1/3
      Math I and 2                                                                         Date _______________
                                                                                           Class Time _________
      Name _________________________________________                                       Instructor ___________

RESOURCES. Book: Number Power E (primary), Working with Numbers, Math Skills for the Workforce (1), Menu
Math, Real Numbers Series. Computer: Plato
SKILLS                                                                                                          Yes, No,
             Group objects in sets of ones and tens               Identify place value of a two digit number
             Count to 100 by: One’s; Two’s; Five’s; Ten’s
             Read and write numbers to 100 (numbers and words)
             Recognize and continue a pattern             Understand and use More, Less, Equal

             Addition – grouping together                    add, sum, +, =
ADD          Single-digit addition facts  1’s 2’s 3’s     4’s            5’s 6’s    7’s   8’s             9’s
regrouping   Add using: ___Pictures; ___Diagrams; ___Written/Oral; ___Manipulative
             Add without regrouping       Complete basic number sentences such as 3 + ? = 4

             Subtraction – “take away”, difference, between, symbol -
Subtract     Single subtraction facts using 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 6’s, 7’s, 8’s, 9’s
without      Subtraction using: ___Pictures; ___Diagrams; ___Manipulative; ___Written/Oral
regrouping   Subtract using pencil, paper, and calculator without regrouping
             Complete basic number sentences such as 4 – 1 = ?

Shapes       Circle         Square   Rectangle        Triangle    Cylinder      Cube   Sphere

             Identify using manipulates, in print, and on a computer: ½; 1/3; ¼; ¾; 2/3; 2/2;
             Recognize equal parts and unequal parts

             Identify and count with/out calculator                     Penny    Nickel Dime      Quarter
             Recognize U.S. bills:        $1             $5       $10               $20   $50     $100

             Days; calendar, tell time using numbers and digital clocks
             Recognize time segments on a calendar (day, week, month, yea r)

                      Reading: ruler, scales, temperature, time
                      Measure Length, weight, volume using standard and metric

Geometry     Using Logic; Figures; Drawing Figures; Figures and Symmetry

Post-Test    Part A: Computation                                 Part B: Applied Mathematics
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                                                                                                                Section 2/3
Math 3 and 4                                                                                            Date _______________
                                                                                                        Class Time _________
Name ________________________________________                                                           Instructor ___________

                                                                                                                      Yes, No, Maybe
  Whole Numbers
                              Reading/Writing Whole
  Place Value                                               Estimation                   Rounding Numbers
  Basic Operations: __Add, __Subtract, __Multiply, __Divide          Basic operations with money
  Word Problems: __Add, __Subtract, __Multiply, __Divide
  Solving Word Problems
  Understanding the question         Necessary Information         Estimation           Multi-step problems
  Using a Calculator
  Understanding Decimals        Comparing Decimals                 Rounding Decimals             Word Problems
  Basic Operations: __Add, __Subtract, __Multiply, __Divide
  Understanding fractions       Comparing Fractions                Improper Fraction             Mixed Number
  Equivalent Fractions: Reducing to Lowest Terms, Raising to Higher Terms, Cross-Products
  Common Denominator            Regrouping/Borrowing               Fractions Word Problems
  Add Fractions                 Subtract Fractions                 Multiply Fractions            Divide Fractions

  Ratios and Proportions
  Understanding and using ratio       Ratio Word Problems          Using Cross-Product Operation
                                      Proportion Word
  Understanding Proportions                                        Relationship with Fractions
                                      Relationship with
  Relationship with Fractions                                      Relationship with Equivalent Fractions
  Identifying Part, Whole, %          Percent Circle               Percent with Proportion       Percent Word Problems

  Data and probability
  __Mean, __Median, __Mode            Reading a Table              Reading a Graph               Probability
  Application problems with charts, tables, graphs

  Basic Algebra
  Algebraic Expressions               Algebraic Expressions with Word Problems               Evaluating Expressions

  Terms         Variable              Order of Operations          Powers and Roots
                      Solving Equations using addition, subtraction       Solving Equations using multiplication, division

  Measurement and Geometry
  Units of measurement: Standard or English                        Metric System
  Convert Standard units of measure                                Solve Standard Units of Measure Word Problems
  Convert Metric units of measure                                  Solve Metric Units of Measure Word Problems
  Geometric Definitions: Length, Width, Height, Line, Ray, Parallel, Intersection, Angle, Types of Angles
  Perimeter         Area              Volume            Circumference           Diameter, Radius
  Formula           Quadrilateral: square, rectangle    Triangle                Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon
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                                                                                        Section 3/3
Math 5 and 6                                                                     Date _______________
                                                                                 Class Time _________
Name ________________________________________                                    Instructor ___________

Number Theory                                                                                     Yes, No,
Whole Numbers:       Place Value        Rounding            Factoring          Prime &
Properties:          Add, Subtract,     Distributive        Associative        Commutative
                     Multiply, Divide
Exponential          2X and X           Base, Exponent      Squared,           Cubed
Operations:                                                 Square Root
Order of             Graphs, Tables,    Word Problems       Fractions          Decimals
Operations           Charts
Fractions/Decimals   Ratio/Proportion   Probability         Percentage
Coordinate System    X,Y Axis           Graphs, points      Y intercept        Slope: y/x
                     Linear Equation    Distance
                     on graph           Between Points
Signed Numbers       Positive,          Like/unlike signs   Add, subtract,     Absolute value
                     Negative                               multiply, divide
Expressions          Terms used         Word Problems
Equations            Addition,          Multiplication,     Cross-             Variable,
                     subtraction,       Division            multiplication     constant
                     Terms              Co-efficient        Factor             Linear
Formulas             Interest           Slope               Distance           Time
                     Unit/total costs

Measurement and Geometry
Geometry             Definition of      Practical Usage     Workplace          Ratio problems
                     terms                                  Usage              in Geometry
Triangles,           Types of Shapes    Degrees of          Perimeter,         Formulas
Quadrilaterals                          angles              Area, Volume
Lines                Ray,               Intersection        Shapes,            Relationship of
                     Line Segment       perpendicular       angles             lines - Parallel
Angles               Types              Corresponding       Congruent
Circle               Degrees/circle     Circumference       Diameter,          Sphere
Measurement          Ratio              Standard units      Metric units       Conversions
Occupational Math
Graphs, Charts,      Algebraic          Statistics          Calculator         Workplace
Tables               Equations                              Usage              Word Problems
Simple workplace     Physical
physics              properties to
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                                                                                                       Section 1/4
 Reading I                             Name ________________________________________
 Date/Quarter _______________                    Class Time _________                         Instructor ___________

PHONICS & VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT                                                                            Yes, No, Maybe
Recognize A,B,C’s        ___Lower case ___Upper case
Say A,B,C’s              ___ A – G          ___ A – L          ___A – P          ___ A – Z

Identify the sounds      __A, __B, __C, __D, __E, __F, __G, __H, __I, __J, __K, __L, __M, __N
(long and short)         __O, __P, __Q, __R, _ S, __T, __U, __V, __W, __X, __Y, __Z
Identify sounds: ___ch, ___sh, ___th, __wh               Identify sounds :___br, ___cl, ___st, ___nk

Name the vowels. Sounds:___A, ___E, ___I, ___O, ___U                  Complete a phonics diagnostic inventory

Sight Words: Dolch List or Prime Frequency List
___list 1, ___list 2, ___list 3, ___list 4, ___list 5, ___list 6, ___list 7, ___list 8
Recognize by sight, words appropriate for survival from: Functional Reading List
___list 1, ___list 2, ___list 3, ___list 4, ___list 5, ___list 6, ___list 7, ___list 8

WORD PARTS and WORD MEANING.                      Construct word bank on experiences/needs of individual

Identify word families         Build new words using word families            base words      context clues
Identify and     compound          prefixes
                                                  homonyms            homographs         synonyms / antonyms
use:             words             suffixes
COMPREHENSION               Read simple sentence            Identify who/what sentence is about

Rephrase sentence in your own words             Read/determine meaning of sentence In paragraph

Read and understand the meaning of a paragraph                    paraphrase, state main idea

Logical relationships ___compare, ___contrast, ___cause, ___effect, ___sequence
Answer: who, what, where, when, why, and how                 Understand the concept of fact versus fiction

OCCUPATIONAL/SURVIVAL READING .                     Word banks based on daily living experiences

Identify Symbols: Building, Weather/warning, street, workplace, household, medical/drug
Follow directions for a task and directions to a place       Apply comprehension skills to materials read orally

STUDY SKILLS           ___Alphabetical order, ___ Use the dictionary, ___Use a table of contents

TECHNOLOGY and COMPUTER LITERACY                         use mouse        Recognize/locate letters on a keyboard

Log on/off of an assignment        Familiar with basic operations                  Know basic keyboarding
Know the basic types of disks ___3.5, ___CD-Rom                   Turn on/off computer and monitor

Identify: monitor, CPU, printer, keyboard, mouse, disk drives, speakers, scanner
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                                                                                           Section 2/4
Reading 2 and 3                                                                     Date ______________
                                                                                    Class Time _________
Name _________________________________________                                      Instructor ___________

Phonics and Vocabulary
   ABC’s in order               Upper and Lower Case             Vowels                   Consonants
   Sounds of letters            Sounds of letter combinations    Sounds of Vowels         Dictionary Skills
   Alphabetizing (abc order)             Spelling                Definitions              Pronunciation
Word Parts and Word Meaning
   Word families                Prefixes                        Suffixes               Base words
   Compound words               Compound word meanings          Context clues          Pronounce words
   Word meaning                 Synonyms                        Antonyms               Homonyms
   Homographs                   Homophones
Sentence Meaning
    Read and determine the        Meanings of words       Construct simple         Construct a
    meaning of a sentence         from a word list        sentences                paragraph
Listening Skills Apply critical comprehension skills to materials  Follow single and multiple directions
                 read orally
Occupational and Survival Skills
   Life Skills Word banks       Occupational word banks     Complete tax forms       Complete job forms
   Follow written directions    Complete medical forms      Word List for job safety
   Complete Driver’s            Complete Social Security    Label directions for     Comprehend
   License information          information                 medications              consumer materials
   Identify symbols for         Identify symbols for        Identify symbols for     Identify symbols for
   business                     workplace                   traffic                  household
Media/Library Use
   Visit a library   Library card    Card catalog or        Fiction                  Biography and
                                     computer index         Nonfiction               autobiography
Map Skills
   Identify and read maps           City and County        State and National          World
Employability Reading
   Recall facts/details             Sequence               Compare/contrast            Draw conclusion
   Inferences                       Cause/effect           Determine Main Idea
   Complete an interest             Read/discuss job       Read/discuss                Read/discuss
   inventory                        opportunities          education                   attitudes toward work
Computer Literacy
   Internet Skills                  Keyboarding Skills     Use Computer
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Reading 4                                          Date _______________
                                                          Class Time _________
Name    ______________________________________________ Instructor ___________

                              Compound words            Base words               Prefixes           Suffixes
Parts of words
                              Syllables                 Decoding                 Context clues
                              Literal                   Figurative language      Simile             Metaphor
Interpret meaning
                              Hyperbole                 Connotation              Denotation         personification

Author’s Bias and Tone        Message                   Stated/unstated          Inference          Fact/opinion
(attitude)                    Draw conclusion           Hypotheses               Critical reading
Style and Structure           Cause/effect              Comparison/contrast      Time order         Prose
                              Literature                Social studies           Science            Fiction
Understand and analyze
                              Biography                 Autobiography            Non-fiction        Poetry
Map Skills
       Continents      Oceans       “compass rose”        States          Read maps         Latitude/Longitude
       Want ads    Employability resources Resumes                    Cover letters and Thank you notes
       Complete application            Read directions
Study Skills
       Dictionary                  Thesaurus             Internet                  Index         Follow directions
       Graphics                    Summarize           Reference books             Alphabetize
       Dictionary for spelling     Dictionary for pronunciations                   Dictionary for parts of speech
Occupational, Survival, and Employability Reading Skills
       Medical forms             Financial forms          IRS forms                   Legal notices
       Read Newspaper            Advertisements           Services                    Request days off
       Occupational              Workplace                                            Follow orally presented
                                                          Workplace instructions
       vocabulary words          vocabulary words                                     directions
       Request supplies          Sort and Classify        Differentiate               Problem solving
                                                                                      Follow multi-step
       prescription bottles      Medical instructions     Drug references
       Tables       Geometric figures        Graphs                   Charts       Diagrams
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Reading 5 and 6                                                                      Date _______________
                                                                                     Class Time _________
Name _______________________________________                                         Instructor ___________

CRITICAL THINKING and COMPREHENSION SKILL DEVELOPMENT                                       Yes, No, Maybe
Resources    Steck-Vaughn & MHC Complete GED Books, KET Series, MHC Series,
             Dictionary, S.V. Language Review.
             Computer: MHC’s GED Interactive and GED Online
Vocabulary, Word Usage:
___Dictionary ___ Thesaurus           ___compound words      ___ base word ___ prefix
___suffix      ___ synonyms           ___ homonyms           ___ explicit  ___ implicit
___connotation ___ denotation
Social Studies                                                                              Yes, No, Maybe
                                            The American
United States    European Colonization                             Westward Expansion
                 Civil War                  Industrialization
                 U.S. and the World         How Nations Arose      Ancient Empires
World History
                 Post-Cold War World        Global Expansion
Civics &
                 Modern Government          US Government          Politics
                                            Government &
Economics        General Principles                                Labor and Economy
Geography        Places/Regions             Resources              Environment
Science                                                                                     YES, NO, MAYBE
                                                                   Human Body
                Cell Structures             Genetics
Life Science
                Nervous System and
                                            Evolution              Ecosystems
                Matter, Atoms,              Chemical
                                                                   Motion and Forces
Physical        Molecules                   Reactions
Science                                     Electricity and
                Work and Energy                                    Sound & Light Waves
Earth and       Structures of Earth         Changing Earth         Weather and Climate
Space           Earth’s Resources           Earth in Space
Language Arts Reading                                                                       YES, NO, MAYBE
                Main Idea                   Supporting Details
Nonfiction      Restating information       Style and Tone         Inferences
Fiction         Compare/contrast            Summarizing            Conclusions
Poetry          Meaning                     Plot                   Cause/Effect
Drama           Character                   Tone                   Figurative Language
                Inferences                  Theme                  Symbols and images
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                                                                                                                           Section 9.6
                                         General Educational Development Diploma
          The GED Test battery is a national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education.
                 The GED reflects the major and lasting outcomes normally acquired in a four-year high school program.

Language Arts, Writing                    Both parts must be completed to receive a score

Part 1:                                   o 15% - Organization - Paragraph composition, text division, Unity, Coherence
o Multiple Choice, 50 questions,          o 30% - Sentence Structure - Characteristics of a sentence, structure, parallel structure, modifiers,
o 75 minutes                                sentence combining
o Approximately 65% score                 o 30% - Basic English Usage – Complete sentence, parts of speech, subject-verb agreement
o 20% - Workplace and Community           o 25% - Mechanics - Capitalization, punctuation, spelling (contractions, homonyms, possessives)
     Documents                            Correction, 23-23 questions (45%); Revision, 17-18 questions (35%); Construction Shift, 10
o 80% - Instructional or informational    questions (20%)
                                          4-point scale (1, 2, 3, 4) rubric includes:         o average two readers’ scores
Part 2:
                                             o writer’s response to the topic                 o minimum essay score must be >1
o Essay
o 1 topic, 45 minutes
                                             o organization, development, and details         o no required word count
                                             o sentence structure, usage
o Approximately 35% score
                                             o word choice

Language Arts, Reading                      40 Questions, 65 minutes

                                            o   45% Prose Fiction - Before 1920, 1920-1960, after 1960. Novel, short story,
Literary: 75% (30 questions)                o   15% Poetry - Language, style, mood, interpreting
                                            o   15% Drama - Play, script, structure, characterization
Nonfiction: 25% (10 questions)              o   Informational Text newspaper, magazine, editorials, speeches
Literary Non-fiction                        o   biographies, essays, diaries, letters, reviews
                        o  20% Comprehension: Paraphrasing, summarizing, explaining
                        o  15% Application: Transferring ideas to new situations
Type Questions          o  30-35% Analysis: Drawing conclusions, understanding consequences, making inferences, style/structure,
                          compare/contrast, cause/effect
                        o 200-400 word passages. Recall or prior knowledge of the text or literary works is not required

Social Studies                    50 questions, 80 minutes

                        o   Colonization through westward expansion                          o   Global Economics
American History
                        o   Civil War and Industrialization                                  o   Postwar and contemporary U.S.
                        o   Armed Conflicts and wars                                         o   Current Challenges and Enduring issues
                        o   Early Civilization & Empires
World History                                                                                o   Revolutions & Armed Conflicts/wars
                        o   World Religions, Feudalism
                                                                                             o   20th Century
                        o   Areas of expansion, Global Age
Geography               o   Places and religions, Physical Systems
                                                                                             o   Uses of Geography, Maps and legends
                        o   Human Services, Environment and Society
Civics and              o   Politics and government, American Political System               o   Roles of Citizens
Government              o   Constitutional Democracy                                         o   Relationship of U.S. to other nations
                        o   Economic reasoning and choice                                    o   Financial Institutions
Economics               o   Production and consumers                                         o   Government’s role in the economy
                        o   Comparison of modern economics system                            o   Global Markets, Labor
Visual Processing       o   Graphs, Cartoons, Maps, Charts, Photographs
Skills                  o   Will require historical knowledge or background to interpret – especially political cartoons and photographs
                        o   40% - information processing and technical skills                o   10% - interpersonal, social participation
Skills required:
                        o   20% - problem solving                                            o   30% - critical and creative thinking
Practical               o Voter’s Guide, consumer Information, Tax Form Political speeches, Almanacs, Atlases,
Documents               o Statistical Abstracts, Budget Graphs, USA Today – paper or internet
                        o Understand relevance for today, not just old papers
Key Documents
                        o U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Landmark Supreme Court Cases
Context                 o 60% Global Perspective, 40% - National Perspective, Interdisciplinary and Everyday Life (Realia)
                        o Prose, Graphic or visual, Prose and Graphic combination
                        o Single Questions = 40%; Item Sets = 60%
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 Science                   50 questions, 80 minutes

                       o   Integration of the National Science Education Content Standards
                       o   Application in daily life, inquiry, technology, evaluate science and societal issues, apply concepts to meet needs
                       o   Diverse roles of individuals: worker, family member, consumer, citizen
                       o   Environmental and health topics
  20% - Earth          o Astronomy – Study of Space
                                                                                           o Oceanography – Study of Earth’s Oceans
  and Space            o Geology – Forces that Shape Our Earth
                                                                                           o Meteorology – Study of Earth’s Atmosphere
  Science              o Paleontology – Study of Past Life
                                                                                           o   Chemical Bonding
  35% - Physical       o Atom, Nuclear Energy, Elements and the Periodic Table
                                                                                           o   Acids, Bases, and Salts
  Science              o Elements and Chemical Reaction, Elements in Combination
                                                                                           o   Reaction Rate, Catalysts, and Equilibrium
  45% - Life           o The Cell, Genetics and Heredity                                   o   Growth, Energy, and Living Things
  Science              o Organ Systems                                                     o   Classification of Organisms
                       o 50% - Problem Solving/higher level thinking skills
  Test Items
                       o 50% - Conceptual Understanding, ability to understand scientific concepts
  Reading Text         o Approximately 50% based on text material
  and Graphics         o Approximately 50% based on visuals – graphs, maps, charts, photos, pictures, diagrams, political cartoons
  30 questions         o Fundamental Understanding

  8 questions          o Personal and Social Perspectives - (particular attention to environment & health)

  12 Questions         o Unifying concepts, Inquiry, Technology, History, & Nature of Science

Mathematics       90 minutes      Booklet One: Calculator 25 questions                     Booklet Two: No Calculator 25 questions
  Two equally weighted                                                                     Both parts of the test must be completed to receive a
                                  Part one will allow the use of a calculator.
  parts:                                                                                   score.
                                  o   Same types of problems                               o Higher order math skills
   Each part includes             o   Graphic stimuli                                      o Problem solving
                                  o   Alternate formats                                    o Revised formula page
                                  o   Realistic tasks                                      o   contextual items (workplace, technology,
                                  o   limited non-contextual situations,                        consumer, family experiences and situations)

                                                                                           o   Powers, Roots, Order of Operations,
  20-30% Number                   o   Whole Numbers, Fractions, Decimals: Add,
                                                                                           o   Comparing/Ordering, Formulas
  Operations                          Subtract, Multiply, Divide, Problem Solving
                                                                                           o   Number Line, Signed Numbers
                                  o   Ratio and Rate                                       o   Percentage, Interest, Problem-solving
   20-30%        Statistics and
                                  o   Proportion                                           o   Probability
                                  o   Applications of Ratio, Rate, and Proportion          o   Mean, Median, Charts, Graphs, Schedules
                                  o   Standard Measurement, Convert Units
                                                                                           o   Angles
                                  o   Metric System
   20-30% Measurement                                                                      o   Pythagorean Theorem
                                  o   Problem-solving and money
   and Geometry                                                                            o   Similar Triangles
                                  o   Reading/interpreting scales and meters
                                                                                           o   Formulas
                                  o   Shapes and Figures
                                  o   Language of Algebra, Equations                       o   Coordinate Graphing, Distance Between Two
   20-30% Algebra,
                                  o   Word Problems and Translating Equations                   Points, Slope, Graph of a Line
   Functions, and Patterns
                                  o   Simplifying Algebraic Expressions, Inequalities      o   Factoring
                                  o   Multiple choice
                                  o   Open-ended
                                                                                           o Coordinate grid
                                  o   Casio fx-260 Scientific Solar                        o   Calculator available through local merchants for
                                  o   Calculator provided for testing                           practice
                                                         Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                Section 10
                               Instructional Resources
Instructional Resources                                            Section 10
           Audio Books and Video/Text Series                       10.1
           Computer Programs                                       10.2
           Resource Database                                       10.3
           Primary Resources                                       10.4
           Video Resources                                         10.5
           Websites                                                10.6

                                                                   Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                              Section 10.1
Audio Books
 Reading for Adults     Educational Level 0 – 2.9
  Books, audio cassette tapes, CD’s, Teacher Resource Manual

 The Classics Series     Educational Level 4.0 – 6.0
  Set of 10 books, audio cassette tapes, Teacher Resource Online (Saddleback)

 The Basic Oxford Picture Dictionary
  Educational Level       Multi-level ABE and ELP
  Set includes one (1) textbook and three (3) audio cassette tapes

 Real Life English       Educational Level Multi-level ELP
  Four (4) Levels and four (4) audio cassette tapes

 Side By Side             Educational Level Multi-level ELP
  Set includes four (4) levels and four (4) audio cassette tapes

Video/Text Series
 Lifelong Learning Instructional Videos – ABE Supplemental Series for literacy
       10 Videos , CD’s, Workbooks, and Teacher Resource

 PBS Workplace Essential Skills
     Videos/textbooks: Reading, Math, and Communication/Writing
     ABE level
     Teacher Notebook

 PBS/KET GED Connection
     Videos/textbooks: LA/Writing, LA/Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Math
     GED level
     Teacher Notebook
                                                           Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                      Section 10.2
Computer Programs

   Reading Horizon
    o Educational Level: multi-level, multi-use
    o 10 stations. 5/Cedartown Center and 5/Rockmart Center
    o Phonics
    o Audio
    o Staff Password is hec or site phone number
    o Not networked. Student must work on assigned computer. Program will
      generate student password
    o Refer to manual for details

    o Educational Levels: 2.0 – 12+
    o 20 stations. 10/Cedartown Center, 10/Rockmart Center
    o Audio available on basic levels
    o Assessments/subject/level with placement and diagnostic tools
    o All content areas, all skill levels available
    o Each staff member has a name and password.
             Name is first/last name in correct format
             Password is first initial, last name, lower case, no spaces.
    o Refer to manual for details

    GED Interactive
    o Educational Levels: 8.0 – 12.9
    o 20 stations. 10/Cedartown Center and 10/Rockmart Center
    o GED Practice Items with complete practice tests and diagnostics
    o Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math
    o Staff login is site phone number
    o Student password is first, last name, lower case, no spaces
         (total of 9 characters)

   Math Solutions
    o Educational Levels: 4.0 – 6.9
    o Single station license, Rockmart Center
    o Pre-GED Math Word Problems, focusing on fractions and decimals
    o Refer to manual for details

   Rosetta Stone
    o ESL and Beginning ABE Literacy
    o Single station license (5), Cedartown Center

   Oxford Picture Dictionary
    o ESL
    o Single station license (10), Cedartown Center
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                                                                                             Section 1/3
Polk Adult Education Resource Inventory Database
                                                                                      Refer to complete site list
    Current                       Title:         Edition:                 Title 2:                      Source:
       1       ABE Supplemental Series            1999      videos and workbooks                PBS

     10        American Government                1996      Freedom,Rights,Responsibilities     Steck-Vaughn

      9        American Poetry                    1991                                          New Readers
     20        Calculators, TI-108                1991                                          Saddleback

      1        Caps, Commas, and Other Things     1982                                          Delta

     30        Casio fx-260 Solar Calculators     2001

      1        Classic Novels Set                 1999                                          Saddleback

     35        Complete GED 2002 Contemporary     2002                                          Contemporary

     21        Complete GED 2002, Steck-Vaughn    2002                                          Steck-Vaughn

     13        Dictionary Set                     1995                                          Saddleback

      1        EDL Reproducibles                  1986      Reading, Writing, and activity      Steck-Vaughn
      1        Flipping Phonics                   1997                                          New Readers
      1        Forms & You                        1983                                          Delta

     17        GED LA/Reading – Contemporary      2002                                          Contemporary

     20        GED Math Exercise Book –           2002                                          Contemporary
     17        GED Science – Contemporary         2002                                          Contemporary

     23        GED Social Studies Contemporary    2002                                          Contemporary

      1        Geometry (reproducible)            1994      set of 2                            Saddleback

     10        Getting Started With Computers     1997                                          Steck-Vaughn

     27        Help Yourself/Learning Styles      1991                                          New Readers
     10        I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings    1969      video + 10 books                    Saddleback

      0        KET GED Math                       2002                                          Ket

      0        KET GED Reading/Writing            2002                                          Ket

      0        KET GED SS/SCI                     2002                                          Ket

      0        Ket Video Series                   2002                                          Ket

      3        Language Exercises – B             1995                                          Steck-Vaughn

      3        Language Exercises – C             1995                                          Steck-Vaughn

      4        Language Exercises – D             1995                                          Steck-Vaughn

      5        Language Exercises – F             1995                                          Steck-Vaughn

     20        Language Exercises Review          1995                                          Steck-Vaughn

      1        Longman Photo Dictionary           1987                                          Longman

     19        Math Skills – Fractions            1997                                          Steck-Vaughn

     15        Math Skills – Meas/Germ/Alg        1997                                          Steck-Vaughn
                                                                       Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                  Section 10.4

Polk Adult Education Primary Resources
                            Reading for Adults, Vocabulary Connections
Level 1                     Reading Basics Introductory Level
0 – 1.9                     Reading for Today
Literacy                    Number Power E
Level 2                     Menu Math (reproducible)
2.0 – 3.9
                            Whole Numbers for the Workforce

                            Reading for Today
                            Reading Basics Introductory/Beginning Levels
Adult Basic Education       Number Power E and M
Level 3
4.0 – 5.9                   Real Numbers
                            News for You
                            Workplace Essentials Series

                            Reading Basics Intermediate
                            News for You
Adult Basic Education       Complete Pre-GED (SV and MHC)
Level 4
6.0 – 8.9                   Number Power M and D
                            Real Numbers
                            Workplace Essentials Series

                            Reading Basics Advanced
Adult Secondary Education   Complete GED (SV and MHC)
Level 5, 9.0 – 10.9         Number Power D and Review
Adult Secondary Education   MHC Content Series
Level 6, 11.0 – 12.9        News for You
                            The GED Essay

                            Oxford Picture Dictionary Literacy Level
ELP Levels 1 & 2            Realia

                            Oxford Picture Dictionary
                            Side by Side Series
ELP Levels 3, 4, 5, & 6     Crossroads Café
                                                                         Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                      Section 10.5
Video Resources:

Why use a video?
     High Interest for multi-age and multi-ability levels
     Incorporates different learning preferences
     Skills: Unlimited
           o Auditory – Visual – Verbal - Reading – Writing – Performing Arts
           o Drama vs. Prose - Vocabulary - Fiction/Non-fiction – internal/external conflict
           o Who, What, When, Where, Why, How – Plot – Theme – Setting -
           o Social Studies: history – geography -
     Adaptable for multi-setting learning centers: Independent, Computer, and/or Group Based
     Recommendations prior to watching a video
           o Introduce drama skills (at appropriate ability level)     _____________________
           o Watch the movie                     _________________________________________
           o Research the movie                  _________________________________________
           o Have a plan that is flexible        _________________________________________

     Remember the Titans
        o VHS
     Pearl Harbor
        o DVD
     Dead Poets Society
        o VHS
     Mr. Holland’s Opus
         o VHS
     I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
         o 10 copies paperback books
         o VHS
     You Deserve (motivational), Les Brown
         o VHS
     Driving Miss Daisy
         o DVD
         o Available from CVTC Media Center
     Seabiscuit
        o DVD
     Forrest Gump
         o VHS
     The High Is A Lie (biochemical effects of methamphetamine and related drugs)
         o DVD
         o Teacher Resource with lesson plans
                                                                              Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                          Section 10.6

World Wide Web
      Mathematics                                            English/Language/Grammar/Writing                                                                                                                                                                       FREE WORKSHEETS                                                   GED ESSAY              

      Reading/Literature, Social Studies, Science                                                                              Library of Congress              

      Staff Development, Instruction
Florida Adult and Technical Distance Education Consortium
Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)   
631 Links for Adult Educators           
Center for Adult Learning/Literacy      
Learning/Knowledge Based Economy        
Adult/Continuing Education Links        
Multi-cultural Education                
Verizon Literacy Campus                 
Literacy Websites Links                 
Literacy Websites Links                 
Learning Disabilities                   
Teacher’s Toolkit      
National Literacy Trust
Community Partnerships/Adult Learning (C-PAL)
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) Focus on Basics
GA DTAE Office of Adult Literacy Online Professional Learning Center
                                                                   Adult Educator Handbook

                               Section 11
                                  Student Information
Student Information                                                          Section 11
           Policies                                                          11.1
           Student Schedule Options                                          11.2
           Under-age: Driver’s License, Early Testing Permission             11.3
           Computer Instruction and Policy                                   11.4

                                                                                      Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                                    Section 11.1

                                            Program Policies
Sign-in/Sign-out:           Students are to sign-in upon arrival and to sign-out before leaving.

Class Attendance:           Progress is directly related to time in class. Be on time for all classes, including
                            computer time and individual study times. Students will attend based on their
                            individual education plan or the individual plan will be changed. The attendance
                            policy requires that students attend 85% of their assigned classes each quarter.

Federal Policy:             Initial Student Enrollment is based on the completion all pre-tests and the 12-
                            hour minimum attendance hours.

Continual Enrollment: Completion of the post-test enrolls the student for the next quarter.

Guests:                     Children can not attend with parents except for the Family Learning Center
                            Program. Campus is for student use only. Guests are to abide by policy.

Tobacco Use:                No tobacco use allowed in the building. A designated area is provided .

Food and Drink:             A break room is provided for student use. Food is not allowed in the classroom

Drug Free Area:             Possession, consumption, furnishing, or being under the influence is prohibited.
                            Any student not abiding by this policy will be immediately dismissed from the

Dress:                      Dress appropriately to reflect an adult learning environment and the workplace.

Telephone:                  Cedartown: Check with an instructor. Calls limited. Rockmart: Pay phones
                            CELL PHONES must be turned off or on silent. Do not talk on the phone inside
                            the classrooms.

Supplies & Books:           Students furnish own paper, pen, and pencils. Classes are free. Textbooks are
                            provided for student use and must remain in the center. If desired, books can be
                            purchased in the Campus Bookstore.
 Students should behave in a manner that will allow them and others to learn. Zero tolerance for
    behavior problems. Students and staff are to be treated with respect and common courtesy.
   Academic dishonesty, copying or tampering with computer files or programs, an/or providing false
    information to the institution will subject the student to disciplinary action.
   Malicious damage or destruction of property belonging to CVTC/PALC or to a member of, or visitor to
    CVTC/PALC is prohibited.
   Profanity: Prohibited
   Computer Use: Computers are for educational use. The Internet is for instructional purposes. Go to
    appropriate sites only. Do NOT download information - games, videos, chat-rooms, materials,
    software programs, pictures, screensavers, etc. Do NOT change computer settings.
                                                                      Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                  Section 11.2
                       Student Schedule Options
                      Polk Adult Education Program
   Cedartown, Rockmart, Day, Evening, Family Learning Center, Internet/Online

                        Small Group Instruction, Independent Study

   Each student will receive an individual schedule showing location, time, class
                      assignments, and computer assignment

       English Literacy Program                               Family Learning Center
               Cedartown                                      ESL, Parent and Child
        Wednesday & Thursday                                         Cedartown
           5:30pm – 9:00pm                                    M, Tu, W, Th 1pm – 3pm
                 and/or                  Math
          Independent Study
             1pm – 4:30pm               Reading
 Rockmart Day Class                                                  Cedartown Night Class
  Independent Study                                                   Monday and Tuesday
 M, Tu, 1:30 – 9:00pm                                                    5:30pm – 9pm
W, Th, 1:30pm – 4:30pm        Writing   Skills/Grammar
 Fri, 8:00am – 2:00pm
                             English Literacy Program
                         Computer/Independent Study

                                                                     Rockmart Night Class
   Rockmart Day Class                                                 Monday and Tuesday
       M, Tu, W, Th
                                   Family Learning Center              5:30pm – 9:00pm
     8:30am – 1:30pm
                                      Parent and child
                                      (birth to age 4)
                                        M, Tu, W, Th
                                     8:30am – 12:30pm

                             Study at Home - Independent Study
                    GED Books available for purchase in the bookstore.
                Internet/Websites suggestions available from instructors and
                               CVTC/Adult Education Website
                                                                         Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                                      Section 11.3

Step 1. Orientation Class. Complete the Request to Enter an Adult Education Program
Step 2. Complete the TABE Assessment (4 hours).
Step 3, Attend a conference with the Lead Instructor to discuss your education plan
Step 4. Actively participate in the program of study/classes recommended by the Lead
            85% Attendance Policy
            Complete all assigned assessments
            Complete minimum of one academic level
            Complete a minimum of 12 contact hours
            (Length of time beyond the 12 minimum hours depends on individual progress)

      Eligible to request Certificate of Adult Literacy Attendance as required by
      DMVS for DRIVER’S LICENSE application form.
      1. Obtain Certificate of Attendance Form

Step 5. Completion of the GED Preparation Studies. Length of study for the GED Tests
depends on assessment results, individual skills, abilities, and dedication.

      Eligible to request SPECIAL GED TESTING PERMISSION

       Instructor will complete the Recommendation for Early Testing Permission
        based upon completion of studies indicating readiness for GED Diploma
       Student Complete:
        1. Complete the Parental/Guardian Request Form (SPN2)
        2. Instructor completes the Recommendation for GED Testing Form
        3. Student completes the Registration/Application (Demographics) Form.
        4. Pay the $95 (non-refundable) to GED Testing Service
        5. Submit all to the GED Testing Service.
           Allow approximately 3 - 4 weeks for approval/non-approval.
        6. Sign-up for the next available testing date
                                                                                 Adult Educator Handbook

Remember:                                                                                   Section 11.4
Computers are for instructional purposes only. Do not attempt to download from the Internet.
Internet access is a privilege – only visit appropriate sites. The computers are monitored.
You may play “games” and use the Internet during the break times each hour.
You may access the Internet additional times if you have an assignment from the instructor.

GED Interactive
                        PASSWORD:                first nine (9) letters of name, no spaces
                        Pre-TEST:                Omit unless instructed differently
                        Post-TEST:               -Score is in the practice test and GED format
                                                 -If you re-enter the post-test, your score and
                                                  prescription are deleted
                        READING.                 TABE 8.0+        Reading, Social Studies, Science
                        MATH.                    TABE 8.0+        Use pencil/paper. Do not guess.
                                                                  Do not use a calculator
                        WRITING.                 TABE 8.0+        Write essay on notebook paper
                                                                  rather than on the computer

Plato Computer Program
                                User Name: First Last.
                                Use proper format with ONE space between first and last
                                Password: flast
                                First initial and last name. Lower case, no space

Plato instructions apply to each subject area – reading, math, writing
    1.      You may choose the subject areas to work on during your independent study
    2.      Complete the assessment to the best of your ability (unless you want to
            complete about 16 years worth of lessons).
    3.      Use pencil and paper in the math sections
    4.      Taking notes is a recommendation from our dedicated students who have
            shown the most progress
    5.      Complete the lessons in the order/levels they are presented
    6.      If you get locked out of a mastery test, it is because you have too many
            unsuccessful attempts. Go back and review the tutorial or a lesson. That’s the
            key to another opportunity to take the mastery test.

Math Solutions, Reading Horizons, Rosetta Stone, and Oxford Picture Dictionary will be
assigned individually by the instructors.
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                                     Section 12
Appendices                                                  Section 12
         Polk County Demographics                           12.1
         Handbook Evaluation Form                           12.2
         Handbook Follow-up Evaluation Form                 12.3

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                                                                               Section 12.2

         Polk County Demographics based on the 2000 Census
            From: Georgia    Magazine -

    According to the 2000 Census, in Polk County, 80.5% of the residents were white
     and 13.3% were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black in
     the Census data, made up 7.7% of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1% of
     residents were white, 28.7% were black and 5.3% were Hispanic.

    The 2000 Census reports 6.9% of Polk County's households were headed by females
     with children under 18 years of age, compared with 9.0% statewide. Total
     households with children under 18 comprised 32.9% of all households in the county
     and 35.0% of those in the state.

    Between 1996 and 2000, Polk County school system reported an average high school
     dropout rate of 12.2%, for students in grades 9 to 12. Statewide, this rate is 6.8%
     for the same period of time.

    Polk County spent an average of $4,812 per student for public education each year
     between 1996 and 2000. This expenditure was less than the state wide average of

    Based on the 2000 graduating class for Polk County school system, 46.8% of the
     students were eligible for the HOPE Scholarship Program. The scholarship is available
     to eligible students to attend a post-secondary school in Georgia. Statewide, 57.9%
     of the graduating students were eligible for the HOPE scholarship.

    Between 1995 and 1998, the infant mortality rate (infant deaths per 1,000 live
     births) was 9.0 for the county. The statewide rate was 9.2 during the same period.

    The 2000 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Polk County was 3.3. Statewide, in
     2000, the rate was 3.4. Of the total index crimes reported, 5.1% were violent
     crimes, while 94.9% were property crimes.

    In 2000, 61.1% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. Of
     those registered voters, 61.1% voted in the 2000 general election. Statewide, in
     2000, 64.1% of eligible Georgians were registered to vote. Of those registered,
     69.6% voted in the general election that year. tion

    Community                  Population                         Growth (%)
                     1980         1990       2000      1980-1990        1990-2000
Polk County         32,382       33,815     38,127          4.4             12.8
Rockmart             3,645        3,356      3,870         -7.9             15.3
Cedartown            8,619        7,976      9,470         -7.5             18.7

Aragon                855          902       1,039          5.5             15.2
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                                                                                      Section 12.3
Evaluation Form               Adult Educator Handbook for Polk County
Date   ________________                                             Send by:
To:    Anne K. Clay, Lead Instructor for Polk County                 FAX: 770-684-7521
                                                                     Email:
From: _________________________ (optional)                   
                                                                     Intercampus Mail
Re:    Adult Educator Handbook Evaluation
Please answer each question with a ranking number 1 – 5.

1 – Strongly Agree    2 – Agree    3 – Somewhat      4 – Disagree      5 – Strongly Disagree

___ 1. The handbook made clear reference to the guidelines instructors need.

___ 2. The instructions and explanations were easy to understand and implement.

___ 3. The contents were applicable to what I do in adult education.

___ 4. After review of the handbook, I better understand the policies, standards, and data

       necessary for program accountability.

___ 5. The information in this handbook will help improve the quality of services offered in Polk

Please respond to the usefulness of each section to what you do as an adult educator.

___6. Section 3, Staff Employee Information         _________________________________

___ 7. Section 4, General Program Information       _________________________________

___ 8. Section 5, Questions to Ask and Answer       _________________________________

___ 9. Section 6, Funding, Accountability, Standards, and Performance       _______________

___10. Section 7, Student Enrollment Procedures _________________________________

___11. Section 8, Instruction Format                _________________________________

___12. Section 9, Curriculum Basics                 _________________________________

___13. Section 10, Instructional Resources          _________________________________

___14. Section 11, Student Handbook                 _________________________________

___15. Section 12, Appendices                       _________________________________

  Thank you for your valuable time and feedback. There are additional copies of this form in the
                                    appendices for on-going evaluation and correspondence.
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                                                                                      Section 12.4
Follow-up Evaluation and Recommendation Form
                                                                    Send by:
Adult Educator Handbook for Polk County                              FAX: 770-684-7521
                                                                     Email:
Date   ________________                                      
To:    Anne K. Clay, Lead Instructor for Polk County                 Intercampus Mail

From: _________________________ (optional)
Re:    Adult Educator Handbook
Please answer each question with a ranking number 1 – 5.
1 – Strongly Agree    2 – Agree    3 – Somewhat      4 – Disagree      5 – Strongly Disagree

___ 1. The handbook made clear reference to the guidelines instructors need.

___ 2. The instructions and explanations were easy to understand and implement.

___ 3. The contents were applicable to what I do in adult education.

___ 4. After review of the handbook, I better understand the policies, standards, and data
       necessary for program accountability.

___ 5. The information in this handbook will help improve the quality of services offered in Polk

Please respond to the usefulness of each section to what you do as an adult educator.

___6. Section 3, Staff Employee Information         ___________________________________

___ 7. Section 4, General Program Information       ___________________________________

___ 8. Section 5, Questions to Ask and Answer       ___________________________________

___ 9. Section 6, Funding, Accountability, Standards, and Performance       _________________

___10. Section 7, Student Enrollment Procedures     ___________________________________

___11. Section 8, Instruction Format                ___________________________________

___12. Section 9, Curriculum Basics                 ___________________________________

___13. Section 10, Instructional Resources          ___________________________________

___14. Section 11, Student Handbook                 ___________________________________

___15. Section 12, Appendices                       ___________________________________

 Thank you for your valuable time and feedback. Please copy this page for on-going evaluation
                     and correspondence. Add additional pages as needed.
                            Adult Educator Handbook

               Section 13
References                            13.1
Bibliography                          13.2

                                                                    Adult Educator Handbook

                                                                               Section 13.1
Board of Regents Policy Manual. [Electronic version] Retrieved February 16, 2005 from

Department of Technical and Adult Education, Office of Adult Literacy, (2007). RFA,

      Fiscal Year 2008. SDA 9 Notebook compiled by Susan Hackney.

Georgia Magazine. Polk County Demographics based on the 2000 Census.

      [Electronic version] Retrieved March 15, 2005 from

Lokerson, J., (1992). Learning disabilities: glossary of some important terms. Eric Digest

      #E517. [Electronic version] Retrieved March 15, 2005 from

Lokerson, J., (2005). Learning Disabilities. Focus Adolescent Services. Retrieved March

      15, 2005 from

National Reporting System (2003). NRS Online. [Electronic version] Retrieved June

      2007 from

Powers, R., (2005). Minimum required ASVAB scores and education level. Retrieved

      March 1, 2005 from

U.S. Census Bureau. American FactFinder [Electronic version] Retrieved March 23,

      2005 from
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                                                                            Section 13.2 pg 1/2


Champion, R., (2000). Stretching the clock. Journal of Staff Development. [Electronic

      version] Retrieved December 6, 2004 from

Florida GED 2002 Project Team (2002). Florida GED Teachers’ Handbook. [Electronic

      version] Retrieved December 4, 2004 from

Florida Adult and Technical Distance Education Consortium (2004). Florida TechNet

      web-based training. [Electronic version] Retrieved December 4, 2004 from

Geary, J., (2004). Implementation isn’t easy. Focus on Basics, 7(A), 1-5.

Gordon, M.B., & Topper, B., (2004). A comprehensive professional development
      process produces radical results. Focus on Basics, 7(A), 10-15
Hall, J., & Horton, B., (1998). What adult educators need to know about working with

      adults with disabilities. Adult Educator Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities.

      University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, Division of Adult Studies.

      [Electronic version] Retrieved December 2, 2004 from

Hartman, A. (2000). [Monologue]. Equipped for the Future Content Standards.

      Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy

Indiana Department of Education / Division of Adult Education. (2004). Indiana

      handbook for teachers of adult education. [Electronic version] Retrieved

      December 2, 2004 from
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                                                                           Section 2/2
Kerka, S., (2003). Does adult educator professional development make a difference?

      [Electronic version] Retrieved November 4, 2004 from Eric Publications at

United States Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult education (2003),

      “A Blueprint for Preparing America’s Future: the Adult Basic and Literacy

      Education Act of 2003.” [Electronic version] Retrieved November 18, 2004 from

Verizon Literacy Campus (2004). ProLiteracy Worldwide and the National Center for

      Family Literacy.

Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and Workforce Reinvestment Act of 2003. [Electronic

      version] or
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Section 14
                              Additional Information

Barsch Learning Styles Inventory.
Recommended by Lennox McLendon. Adapted by AKClay, 6/7/200. Electronic version downloaded on
6/7/2007 from
Learning Needs or Barriers Inventory
WVABE Instructor Handbook. Adapted by AKClay, 6/2007
Focus on yourself...
Compiled by Polk Adult Education Staff
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                                           BARSCH LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY

                               Name __________________________________ Date _____________
           Please check the appropriate line after each statement                         Often         Sometimes    Seldom
1.    Can remember more about a subject through listening than reading.

2.    Follow written directions better than oral directions.

3.    Like to write things down or take notes for a visual review.

4.    Bear down extremely hard with a pen or pencil when writing.

5.    Require explanations of diagrams, graphs or visual directions.

6.    Enjoy working with tools.

7.    Are skillful with and enjoy developing and making graphs and charts.

8.    Can tell if sounds match when presented with pairs of sounds.

9.    Remember best by writing things down several times.

10.   Can understand and follow directions on maps.

11.   Do better at academic subjects by listening to lectures and tapes.

12.   Play with coins or keys in pocket.

13.   Learn to spell better by repeating the letters out loud than by writing the
      word on paper.

14.   Can better understand a news article by reading about it in the paper than
      by listening to radio.

15.   Chew gum, smoke or snack during studies.

16.   Feel the best way to remember is to picture it in your head.

17.   Learning spelling by “finger spelling” the words.

18.   Would rather listen to a good lecture or speech than read about the same
      material in a book.

19.   Are good at solving and working on jigsaw puzzles and mazes.

20.   Grip objects in hands during learning period.

21.   Prefer listening to the news on the radio rather than reading about it in a

22.   Obtain information on an interesting subject by reading relevant materials.

23.   Feel very comfortable touching others, hugging, handshaking, etc.

24.   Follow oral directions better than written ones.

        Recommended by Lennox McLendon. Adapted by AKClay, 6/7/200. Electronic version downloaded on 6/7/2007 from
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                             BARSCH LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY

1 : Place the point value on the line next to its corresponding item number.
2 : Add the points to obtain the preference scores under each heading.
Often = 5 points        Sometimes = 3 points                      SELDOM = 1 POINT

              Visual/seeing                  Auditory/hearing                  Tactual/doing
      No.            points            No.           points           No.            points
      2                                1                              4
      3                                5                              6
      7                                8                              9
      10                               11                             12
      14                               13                             15
      16                               18                             17
      20                               21                             19
      22                               24                             23
      TOTAL                            TOTAL                          TOTAL
      Points: ______________           Points: _____________          Points: ____________
      for Visual Preference            for Auditory Preference        for Tactual Preference

Visual Preferences (VPS)         Learn best by watching and reading – seeing to understand
Auditory Preferences (APS)       Learn best by listening and speaking – hearing to understand
Tactual Preferences (TPS)        Learn best by doing and moving, writing and applying – hands-on

If you are a VISUAL LEARNER, that is, you have a high visual score, then by all means be sure
you see all study materials. Use charts, maps, filmstrips, notes and flashcards. Practice
visualizing or picturing spelling words, for example, in your head. Write out everything for
frequent and quick visual review. It is obvious you learn best when you SEE things… make it a
point to see things.

If you are an AUDITORY LEARNER, that is, have auditory score, then be sure to use tapes. Sit
in the front of the lecture hall or classroom where you can hear best and can review them
frequently. Tape your class or lecture notes. After you read something, summarize it on tape or
out loud. Verbally review spelling words, lectures or test material with a friend.

If you are a TACTUAL LEANER, that is, have a high tactile score, trace words, for example, as
you are saying them. Facts that must be learned should be written several times. Keep a
supply of scratch paper just for that purpose. Taking and keeping lecture notes will be very

As a result of this learning inventory what do you think you can do to strengthen your learning? Give
yourself some examples.
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Name (please print) __________________________________ Date _______________

Learning Needs or Barriers:
1. Was school difficult for you?                                         Yes   No
If so, why was it difficult? ________________________________________________________

2. Do you think you have trouble learning new information or new skills      Yes   No
If so, what kinds of things do you have trouble with? __________________________________

3. Do you feel you are easily distracted?                                              Yes    No

4. Have you ever had special help or special classes?                Yes   No
If so, what kind? ______________________________________________________________

5. Do you have problems with your vision?                                              Yes    No

6. Do you have problems with you hearing?                                              Yes    No

7. Do you have other problems or disabilities that make studying or working difficult?
                                                                                   Yes        No

8. Do you have a documented disability?                                Yes   No
If so, please describe. _________________________________________________________

9. What could make it difficult for you to come to class?
___ Work Schedule _____________________________________________________
___ Transportation ___ Child Care             ___Family Problems

10. Are there any other things in your life that will make it difficult for you to come to class?
                                                                                        Yes     No
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Focus on yourself for a moment...
How do you describe yourself?

What are some of your personal goals?
Short Term: (day, week, month)                         Long Term: (month, year, years)

What are some of the greatest personal challenges you have faced during your lifetime? Describe.

Who or what had the greatest influence on your life? Why/How?

Who is the person(s) and/or agency encouraging you to return to school?

In what ways do you think earning a GED Diploma will change your life?

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