Student Achievements

Education Skills (Adult Basic Education)

  • Improve basic literacy skills (reading, writing, math)
  • Use: before, during, and after reading strategies
  • Develop reading comprehension strategies (rereading, retelling, summarizing, etc.)
  • Apply study strategies (note taking, underlining, story mapping, mnemonics, etc.)
  • Utilize critical thinking skills (fact/opinion, cause/effect, compare/contrast, etc.)
  • Write from dictation
  • Write journal/stories/poems, etc. independently
  • Use and understand writing process (discussing, drafting, revising, editing)
  • Edit text for mechanics, word usage, sentence structure
  • Use dictionary
  • Pass RCT/Regents examination
  • Obtain HS diploma or GED certificate
  • Enter post secondary instruction
  • Enter occupational skills or other non-GED program


Skills for English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Improve English literacy skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
  • Able to converse with others in English
  • Able to use the telephone in English
  • Transfer from ESL to ABE/GED

Consumer Skills

  • Open and use a checking or savings account
  • Read and understand bills & mail
  • Fill out forms (insurance, credit, housing, consumer benefits, etc.)
  • Obtain a driver’s license
  • Count and use coins and currency
  • Use phone and/or phone book independently
  • Read and understand common signs (road, retail, notices, emergency, etc.)
  • Interpret maps/transportation schedules and directions
  • Identify and use different types of transportation in the community
  • Compare price or quality to determine best buy for goods or services
  • Read product/appliance label directions and safety warnings
  • Identify appropriate housing options
  • Use recipes


  • Read a book for the first time
  • Read books/short stories/poetry regularly
  • Read newspaper/magazines regularly
  • Read for religious activities
  • Obtain a library card and use library facilities
  • Write to family and friends
  • Improve self-confidence/esteem


Skills for Wellness and a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Read medication labels
  • Describe symptoms of an illness
  • Use health care facilities
  • Understand medical and dental forms
  • Identify practices that promote physical and mental well-being

Computer Skills

  • Use computer for the first time
  • Learn basic computer skills and use common software independently
  • Use Internet and/or email independently


Employment Skills

  • Use classified ads to identify employment opportunities
  • Create a resume
  • Fill out job application,has language for job interview
  • Pass job screening test
  • Complete civil service application and take test
  • Obtain employment
  • Secure employment retention
  • Advance in job / Get a better job
  • Upgrade employability skills
  • Read work-related materials/manuals (equipment & safety manuals, MSDSs, etc.)
  • Read/understand work-related information (employee handbook, schedules, etc.)
  • Complete work forms
  • Improve on-the-job communication
  • Interacts one-to-one competently or participated as a member of a team
  • Improve conversational skills in social/work settings
  • Obtain license or certification
  • Reduce or no longer receive public assistance

Parenting Skills

  • Read to child
  • Help child with homework
  • Attend school meetings
  • Volunteer at children’s school
  • Register child for school according to guidelines
  • Communicate with school staff
  • Use community resources to strengthen family

Skills for Citizenship and Community Life

  • Complete U.S. citizenship class or course of study
  • Apply for/received U.S. citizenship
  • Register to/vote for the first time
  • Locate and/or use community agencies or services
  • Increase involvement in civic/community activities
  • Answer questions about U.S. history/government
  • Understand legal rights, responsibilities, and procedures for obtaining legal advice