ABE Instruction

The core instructional content of Adult Basic Education is:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Speaking 
  • Listening
  • English as a Second Language/English Language Learning
  • GED prep/secondary (high school) credential attainment

In additional to this core content, conditional content can include:

  • Citizenship/civics
  • Basic technology skills
  • Employability
  • Health Literacy
  • Study skills
  • Critical thinking/learning how to learn
  • Personal and group effectiveness
  • Financial literacy

In ABE, instructional content is delivered in a variety of classes or instructional areas, including GED preparation, adult diploma, ESL and citizenship. For more information visit the menu links to the left.

Additional resources:

To read more about core content and conditional content, visit the Policy section of this website and open the Eligible Content Policy.

To find programs that offer ABE instruction, visit the Adult Literacy Hotline at the link in the upper right.