OUR MAP TO SUCCESS Career Technical Education High School Diploma 8 th Grade Diploma Adult Basic Education ESL Certificate
The Placement Tests
The placement tests will determine your reading and math level.
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Math Placement Test
In order to
enter the high school program all students must take the placement tests.
The TABE test will determine your reading level.
Basic Reading Beginning (0-3.9)
Reading 2 (4-6.9)
Basic Reading Advanced (7-8.9)
The math placement test will determine your math level.
Basic Math Beginning
Basic Math Intermediate
Basic Math Advanced
When you are done with the ABE program you will be eligible for the eighth grade diploma.
8 TH GRADE DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
Reading- minimum 8.8 on the TABE D7/D8
Language- enrolled in English 1
Math-enrolled in Algebra 1
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA 3 WAYS TO COMPLETE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA TRADITIONAL 34 courses Complete 170 credits GED (English)+ 50 10 courses Complete 50 credits GED (Spanish) +70 14 courses Complete 70 credits
Option 1: Traditional 34 courses
English Contemporary Composition
Algebra 1A (or higher)
Algebra 1B (or higher)
Geometry 1A(Any HS Level Math Course)
Geometry 1B(Any HS Level Math Course)
Economics/ Cons. Econ.
U.S. History 1
U.S. History 2
World History 1
* 5 credits each course
18. World History 2
20. General Science 1(physical)
21. General Science 2(physical)
22. General Science 3(Biology)
23. General Science 4(Biology)
24. Fine Arts or Foreign Language
25. Fine Arts or Foreign Language
26. Personal & Career Development- (choose only one: Life Skills ,Parent Education, Psychology)
27. Any Computer Class (except keyboarding)
28. General Elective
29. General Elective
30. General Elective
31. General Elective
32. General Elective
33. General Elective
34. General Elective
Option 2: English GED + 50 10 courses
1. English 4 (or any high school level literature course)
2. Expository Composition 3. Algebra 1A (or higher) 4. Algebra 1B (or higher) 5. U.S. Government 6. U.S. History 1 7. U.S. History 2 8. Health 9. Personal & Career Development—Choose One: Life Skills / Parent Education / Psychology 10. Any Computer Class (except keyboarding)
Option 3: Spanish GED + 70 14 courses
1. English 1 2. English 2 3. English 3 4. English 4 5. Contemporary Composition (or any high school level literature course ) 6. Expository Composition
7. Algebra 1A (or higher) 8. Algebra 1B (or higher) 9. U.S. Government 10. U.S. History 1 11. U.S. History 2 12. Health 13. Personal & Career Development—Choose One: Life Skills / Parent Education / Psychology 14. Any Computer Class (except keyboarding)
Option 2 & Option 3
If you choose option 2 or 3 you must take the GED Test
Option 2 : English GED
Option 3: Spanish GED
GED (English or Spanish)
The GED in English is the same test as the GED in Spanish.
The same amount of questions and the same amount of time to complete the test.
They are the same exact test just written in a different language.
GED (English or Spanish)
GED test is divided into 5 parts:
GED TEST: Reading
The questions on this test are based on reading passages.
You may be asked to restate, summarize or explain what you have read.
GED TEST: Writing (2 parts)
This section asks you to find errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar and sentence structure, and to organize sentences within real life documents like reports, resumes and e-mails.
GED TEST: Writing (2 parts)
Requires a written essay of 250 words or more on a given topic familiar to most adults that will explain something or present an opinion
The score for the writing test is a combination of the score from Part 1 and the score from Part 2.
GED TEST: Social Studies
This test has readings and questions from U.S. History, economics, geography, and political science.
You will also interpret charts, maps, political cartoons, speeches and photographs.
Questions also come from the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and landmark Supreme Court decisions.
GED TEST: Science
The Science test contains questions from biology, earth and astronomy and environmental topics.
You will be asked questions requiring critical thinking and problem solving skills.
GED TEST: Math (2 parts)
Part 1 allows you to use a calculator
Part 2 does not allow you to use calculator
A basic knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is required.
Also included are questions relating to Geometry, Algebra, data analysis, and number operations
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)
All students must successfully pass the CAHSEE in order to receive a High School Diploma
ELA (English Language Arts)
CAHSEE ELA (English Language Arts)
Reading (79 questions)
The reading section includes vocabulary, decoding, comprehension, and analysis of informational and literary texts.
Students are asked to write one essay on a specific topic.
The writing section covers writing strategies, applications, and the conventions of standard English
(For example, grammar, spelling, and punctuation).
The exam includes statistics, data analysis and probability, number sense, measurements and geometry, mathematical reasoning, and algebra.
Students are also asked to demonstrate a strong foundation in computation and arithmetic, including working with decimals, fractions, and percentages.
What kinds of questions are on the CAHSEE?
Most of the questions on the CAHSEE are multiple choice.
However, the English-language arts part of the exam also includes one essay question.
The exam is given only in English, and all students must pass the exam in English to receive a high school diploma.
A passing score is 350 or higher.
What if the student does not pass the first time?
Students who do not pass the exam will have several opportunities to take it again.
Once they have passed either part of the exam, they will not be tested again on that part.
The purpose of this presentation is to give you (the student) an overview of the programs we offer at Jefferson Community Adult School.
Our goal is that you continue your education after completing the ESL program.
We want you to be aware of the options that are available to you such as high school diploma and career technical education.