ADS 558 - External Diploma Program Skills Review
1.35 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).
This course is designed to evaluate students who need to demonstrate mastery of skills needed to earn a high school credential. Topics include reading, writing, computation assessment, job readiness, and experiential learning.
1. demonstrate an understanding of general competence in test-taking skills on a standardized test;
2. identify the specific competencies needed to pass each of the six instruments necessary to begin the assessment phase of the External Diploma Program:
a. computation- knowledge of operations, word problems, and logic related to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents;
b. writing skills- appropriate use of ordering in a passage, dictation, sentence relationships and paragraphing;
c. reading skills- recognize main ideas, making inferences, interpreting charts and graphs, application of an idea and use of a supporting detail;
d. job aptitude- evaluation of components necessary to search and select job categories;
e. experiential assessment- evaluation of past experiences to identify an individual job skill;
f. self identification of skills- evaluation of life skills one possesses through past experience and those necessary to be developed to ensure successful completion of the high school credential.
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