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The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program supports academic remediation in reading comprehension, mathematics, and language skills and provides pre-GED and pre-college instruction. Open enrollment classes are offered for free throughout Buncombe and Madison counties for adult students to build their basic skills.
The ABE Basic Skills Program is open on the Asheville campus over 45 hours weekly, and can offer you support as you work to improve your academic skills to the levels required for success in curriculum classes.
If you have been referred to Basic Skills after taking the Accuplacer college placement exam, follow the steps below:
Step 1 – Re-test:
Bring your Basic Skills referral form with your Accuplacer scores to the Hemlock Building during the hours below. You will take a paper and pencil test called TABE, which takes 25 minutes for reading or writing and 40 minutes for math.
Summer 2013 Test Hours for CPT Students
Mornings: M-F 9:30-11:30 (arrive by 11:00) – quiet testing in Room 337
Afternoons: M-Th 1:30-4:00 (arrive by 3:30) – quiet testing in Room 337
Evenings: T/W 5:30-7:30 (arrive by 7:00) – classroom atmosphere in Room 342
If you test out of your subject, skip down to Step 3! An instructor will document your test results on a blue form and give it to you so you can return to Student Services to register for college classes!
Step 2 - Study:
If you do not test out of your placement area, you will need to review the subject area skills before re-testing. Instructors in the ABE/GED Labs are available to help you. They will match you with the right learning materials to target your needs. You can work at your own pace in the classroom or online to improve your skills.
Step 3 – Enroll in college classes:
Once you have improved your skills and demonstrated (by a re-test on the TABE) that your new learning reaches the goals set by admissions, you will be referred back to Student Services to register for college classes!
For more information, students may call (828) 398-7132 or visit room 303 at the Hemlock Building on the Asheville Campus, or visit the Haynes Building at the Enka Site or the Ramsey Building at the Madison Site.