Jul 25, 2024  
Catalog 2021-2022 
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ADS 788 - External Diploma Program Portfolio Assessment

5.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to learn and demonstrate high school level abilities in order to develop a portfolio and earn a high school credential. Aligned to the College and career Readiness standards, this course will assess seventy (70) competencies that include foundation competencies in life skills contexts. Topics to be covered include the foundation competencies of communication and media literacy, applied math/numeracy, information and communication technology (ICT), and the life skills contexts of civic literacy and community participation, consumer awareness and financial literacy, cultural literacy, geography and history, health literacy, science and 21st century workplace.


Course Objectives:

1. recognize the relationship of prior learning to degree/life goals;
2. identify personal, career, and educational goals;
3. identify resources for further education and training;
4. identify and describe in detail the components of a current job or past job history;
5. identify and exercise political and civic participation in a democracy;
6. identify, analyze, and interpret informational and literary texts;
7. write to present, explain, and examine information and ideas;
8. demonstrate the ability to make oral presentations, with content and language appropriate for the purpose and audience;
9. demonstrate an understanding of local, national, and global geography;
10. use numbers sense and operations;
11. analyze and solve equations;
12. apply knowledge of geometry and measurement;
13. analyze and interpret statistics and data;
14. interpret information to demonstrate financial planning;
15. use technology for research, organizing, and communicating information and problem solving; and
16. use the scientific method to collect, investigate, hypothesize, and analyze information.

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