Course Catalog

Course Catalog

Edmentum offers a broad range of rigorous and engaging courses paired with virtual instruction. Explore your options below.

Post Secondary Adult Education Library
Math

Courses

Algebra 1 A/B

This course advances the ability of students to think algebraically, taking them from middle school work with variables and linear equations to the exploration of non-linear function types and more advanced calculations with variable expressions. Students will work with expressions, equations, inequalities, and functions. The course places considerable emphasis on identifying key features of functions in various forms, such as graphs, tables, and equations. It also fosters an understanding of functions as relationships that help people in many walks of life calculate and plan. The course brings these concepts to students in many forms, including interactive graphing, videos of solving problems, and many practice items.

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Algebra 2 A/B

This course advances students’ ability to think algebraically, taking their earlier work with linear, exponential, and quadratic equations and expanding on it with polynomials and more advanced equation types. Students will work with rational, radical, logarithmic, inverse, and piecewise functions. They will also extend their studies to include systems of equations and inequalities, trigonometry, complex numbers, and statistics. The course emphasizes using these algebraic concepts to solve problems and help people in many walks of life. The course employs many tools to teach students these concepts, including interactive graphing, videos that walk through problems, and many practice items.

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Integrated Math 1 A/B

These two semester-long courses are designed to enable all students at the high-school level to develop a deep understanding of the math objectives covered and leave them ready for their next steps in mathematics. The courses are built to the Common Core State Standards. The three units in Semester A advance students through the study of single-variable expressions to systems of equations, while Semester B covers functions, advanced functions, and concludes with a practical look at the uses of geometry and trigonometry.

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Integrated Math 2 A/B

Building on the concepts covered in Integrated Math 1, these courses are based on proven pedagogical principles and employ sound course design to effectively help students master rules of exponents and polynomials, advanced single-variable quadratic equations, independent and conditional probability, and more. Online and offline activities combine to create an engaging learning experience that prepares high school learners for their next step in their studies of mathematics.

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Integrated Math 3 A/B

Beginning with the simplification of rational and polynomial expressions, Semester A takes students through the next steps in mastering the principles of integrated math. These two semester-long courses focus on meeting Common Core objectives with engaging and interactive content. Semester B begins with the derivation of the trigonometric formula for the area of a triangle, and proceeds through the use of functions and on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to make logical and meaningful inferences from data.

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Math 6 A/B

This semester-long middle school course will provide students with a deep understanding and mastery of the objectives that will prepare them for algebra. It is aligned to Common Core State Standards, and is based on best practices in the teaching of mathematics and the disciplines of STEM learning. Students will develop 21st century skills as they master ratios and proportional relationships; the number system; and number visualization. The course is highly engaging while being easy for teachers to customize and manage.

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Math 7 A/B

Math 7 builds on material learned in earlier grades, including fractions, decimals, and percentages and introduces students to concepts they will continue to use throughout their study of mathematics. Among these are surface area, volume, and probability. Real-world applications facilitate understanding, and students are provided multiple opportunities to master these skills through practice problems within lessons, homework drills, and graded assignments.

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Probability & Statistics

This course is designed for students in grades 11 and 12 who may not have attained a deep and integrated understanding of the topics in earlier grades. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to represent and interpret data; how to relate data sets; independent and conditional probability; applying probability; making relevant inferences and conclusions; and how to use probability to make decisions.

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English Language Arts

Courses

English 06 A/B

This course provides a strong foundation in grammar and the writing process. It emphasizes simple but useful composition and language mechanics strategies with multiple opportunities for modeling practical, real-world writing situations that will enable students to improve their written communication skills quickly. Through a variety of grade-appropriate reading selections, students develop a clear understanding of key literary genres and their distinguishing characteristics.

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English 07 A/B

English 7 Integrates the study of writing and literature through the examination of a variety of genres. Students identify the elements of composition in the reading selections to understand their function and effect on the reader. Practice is provided in narrative and expository writing. Topics include comparison and contrast, persuasion, and cause and effect essays, as well as descriptive and figurative language. Lessons are supplemented with vocabulary development, grammar, and syntax exercises, along with an introduction to verbal phrases and research tools.

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English 08 A/B

Extends the skills developed in English 7 through detailed study of parts of sentences and paragraphs to understand their importance to good writing. Students also acquire study skills such as time management and improved test-taking strategies. Other topics include punctuation, word choice, syntax, varying of sentence structure, subordination and coordination, detail and elaboration, effective use of reference materials, and proofreading.

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English 09 A/B

English 9 introduces the elements of writing poems, short stories, plays, and essays. Grammar skills are enhanced by the study of sentence structure and style and by student composition of paragraphs and short essays. Topics include narration, exposition, description, argumentation, punctuation, usage, spelling, and sentence and paragraph structure.

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English 10 A/B

This course focuses on using personal experiences, opinions, and interests as a foundation for developing effective writing skills. Skills acquired in English I are reinforced and refined. Literary models demonstrate paragraph unity and more sophisticated word choice. A research paper is required for completion of course. Topics include grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, organizing compositions, and the research paper.

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English 11 A/B

English 11A explores the relation between American history and literature from the colonial period through the realism and naturalism eras. English 11B explores the relation between American history and literature from the modernist period through the contemporary era, and presents learners with relevant cultural and political history. Readings are scaffolded with pre-reading information, interactions, and activities to actively engage learners in the content. The lessons in both semesters focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills.

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English 12 A/B

In keeping with the model established in English 11, these courses emphasize the study of literature in the context of specific historical periods, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods in Britain. Each lesson includes tutorials and embedded lesson activities that provide for a more engaging and effective learning experience. Semester B covers the romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. End of unit tests ensure mastery of the concepts taught in each unit, and exemptive pretests allow students to focus on content that they have yet to master.

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Social Studies

Courses

U.S. Government

The interactive, problem-centered, and inquiry-based units in U.S. Government emphasize the acquisition, mastery, and processing of information. Semester A units include study of the foundations of American government and the American political culture, with units 2 and 3 covering the U.S. constitution, including its roots in Greek and English law, and the various institutions that impact American politics. 

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U.S. History A/B

This course not only introduces students to early U.S. History, but it also provides them with an essential understanding of how to read, understand, and interpret history. For example, the first unit, The Historical Process, teaches reading and writing about history; gathering and interpreting historical sources; and analyzing historical information. While covering historical events from the founding events and principles of the United States through contemporary events, the course also promotes a cross-disciplinary understanding that promotes a holistic perspective of U.S. History.

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Science

Courses

Chemistry A/B

The course surveys chemical theory, descriptive chemistry, and changes in matter and its properties. Students learn how to classify different states of matter as well as how atoms and compounds are structured. Additional areas of discussion include chemical energetics, measurements, bonding, stoichiometry, ionization, hydrocarbons, oxidation and reduction. A variety of simple lab experiments are included.

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Integrated Physics & Chemistry A/B

The lessons in this course employ direct-instruction approaches. They include application and Inquiry-oriented activities that facilitate the development of higher-order cognitive skills, such as logical reasoning, sense-making, and problem solving.

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Physics A/B

Physics introduces students to the physics of motion, properties of matter, force, heat, vector, light, and sound. Students learn the history of physics from the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to those of contemporary physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and prepares students for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.

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Electives

Courses

Academic Success

As in other areas of life, success in academics results from learning and practicing positive habits. This one-semester elective provides practical, hands-on guidance on developing and improving study habits and skills, regardless of a student's level of accomplishment. Academic Success includes five lessons and two course activities in a flexible structure that is adaptable to the needs and circumstances of individual students. The course can also be used for college-level developmental education.

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Structure of Writing

This semester-long course focuses on building good sentences. Students will learn how to put words, phrases, and clauses together and how to punctuate correctly. They will start using sentences in short compositions. As an extra bonus, students will add some new words to their vocabulary, and they will practice spelling difficult words. Near the end of the course, students are to submit a book report. Early in the course, encourage students to start looking for the books they want to read for the book report. They might also preview the introduction to that lesson so they know what will be expected.

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Health and PE

Courses

Health

This course is based on a rigorously researched scope and sequence that covers the essential concepts of health. Students are provided with a variety of health concepts and demonstrate their understanding of those concepts through problem solving. The five units explore a wide variety of topics that include nutrition and fitness, disease and injury, development and sexuality, substance abuse, and mental and community health.

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Physical Education

This course’s three units include Getting Active, Improving Performance, and Lifestyle. Unit activities elevate students’ self-awareness of their health and well-being while examining topics such as diet and mental health and exploring websites and other resources. In addition to being effective as a stand-alone course, the components can be easily integrated into other health and wellness courses.

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College and Career Readiness

Courses

CASAS Competencies 0-4

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies 0-4 course covers units of content on: Communication Skills, Consumer Mathematics, Health, Informational Reading, Life Science, Math Skills for Today, Workplace Writing, and Writing Series.

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CASAS Competencies 5

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies 5 course covers units of content on: Advanced Reading Strategies, Biology Series, United States Government, and Economics.

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CASAS Competencies 6

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies 6 course covers units of content on: Algebra 1, Part 1, Algebra 1, Part 2, Data Skills for Today, Foundational Mathematics, Geometry 1, Geometry 2, Informational Reading, Math Problem Solving, Math Skills for Today, and Miscellaneous Math Resource.

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CASAS Competencies 7

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies 7 course covers units of content on: Essential Reading Skills, Fundamental Reading Strategies, Intermediate Reading Strategies, Informational Reading, and Computer Applications and Technology.

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CASAS Competencies Adult Secondary Reading Skills

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies Adult Secondary Reading Skills course covers units of content on: Advanced Reading Strategies, Informational Reading, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension – Information and Expository Text, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension – Stories and Literature, and Writing Series.

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CASAS Competencies Adult Secondary Writing Skills

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies Adult Secondary Writing Skills course covers units of content on: Advanced Writing Process and Practice, Miscellaneous Language Arts Resource, Workplace Writing, and Writing Series.

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CASAS Competencies Basic Reading Skills

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies Basic Reading Skills course covers units of content on: Essential Reading Skills, Fundamental Reading Strategies, Intermediate Reading Strategies, Informational Reading, Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension – Information and Expository Text, and Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension – Stories and Literature.

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CASAS Competencies Basic Writing Skills

This course is aligned to the CASAS exam objectives. The CASAS Competencies Basic Writing Skills course covers units of content on: Essential Writing Process and Practice, Fundamental Writing Process and Practice, Intermediate Writing Process and Practice, Miscellaneous Language Arts Resource, and Writing Series.

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GED® Reading Language Arts (2014)

The GED exam measures the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study and allows learners to receive their high school equivalency certifications.

 

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service, LLC under license.

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GED® Mathematics (2014)

The GED exam measures the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study and allows learners to receive their high school equivalency certifications.

 

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service, LLC under license.

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GED® Science (2014)

The GED exam measures the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study and allows learners to receive their high school equivalency certifications.

 

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GED® Social Studies (2014)

The GED® exam measures the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study and allows learners to receive their high school equivalency certifications.

 

GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service, LLC under license.

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NRS Language L2

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Language L2 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Language Structure and Function and Unit 2: Writing Strategies.

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NRS Language L3

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Language L3 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Language Structure and Function and Unit 2: Writing Strategies.

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NRS Language L4

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Language L4 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Language Structure and Function and Unit 2: Writing Strategies.

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NRS Language L5

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Language L5 course covers three units of content:Unit 1: Language Structure and Function, Unit 2: Writing Strategies, and Unit 3: Writing for the Workplace.

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NRS Language L6

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Language L6 course covers two units of content:Unit 1: Language Structure, Grammar and Mechanics and Unit 2: Writing for the Workplace.

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NRS Mathematics L1

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L1 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Number Concepts and Unit 2: Computation and Measurement.

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NRS Mathematics L2

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L2 course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Number Concepts and Computation, Unit 2: Computation with Decimals, Fractions and Percents, Unit 3: Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 4: Data Analysis and Problem Solving.

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NRS Mathematics L3

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L3 course covers five units of content: Unit 1: Number Concepts, Unit 2: Intermediate Computation with Fractions, Unit 3: Intermediate Computation with Decimals and Percents, Unit 4: Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 5: Data Analysis and Problem Solving.

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NRS Mathematics L4

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L4 course covers five units of content: Unit 1: Number Concepts and Intermediate Computation with Decimals, Fractions and Percents, Unit 2: Geometry and Measurement, Unit 3: Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability, and Problem Solving, Unit 4: Algebraic Concepts, Part 1, and Unit 5: Algebraic Concepts, Part 2.

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NRS Mathematics L5

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L5 course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Intermediate Computation with Decimals, Fractions and Percents, Unit 2: Geometry and Measurement, Part 1, Unit 3: Geometry and Measurement, Part 2, and Unit 4: Algebraic Concepts.

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NRS Mathematics L6

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Mathematics L6 course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability, and Problem Solving, Unit 2: Advanced Algebraic Concepts, Part 1, Unit 3: Advanced Algebraic Concepts, Part 2, and Unit 4: Trigonometry.

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NRS Reading L2

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Reading L2 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Reading Skills and Strategies and Unit 2: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.

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NRS Reading L3

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Reading L3 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Reading Skills and Strategies and Unit 2: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension.

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NRS Reading L4

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Reading L4 course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Reading Skills and Strategies, Unit 2: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, and Unit 3: Reading for Information.

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NRS Reading L5

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Reading L5 course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Reading Skills and Strategies, Unit 2: Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, and Unit 3: Reading for Information.

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NRS Reading L6

This course is aligned to the NSR exam objectives. The NRS Reading L6 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Reading Skills and Strategies and Unit 2: Reading for Information.

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TABE® Language Level A

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Language Level A course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – Language Structure and Mechanics, Unit 2 – Writing Strategies, and Unit 3 – Writing for the Workplace.

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TABE® Language Level D

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Language Level D course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – Language Structure and Mechanics, Unit 2 – Writing Strategies, and Unit 3 – Writing for the Workplace.

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TABE® Language Level E

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Language Level E course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Language Structure and Mechanics and Unit 2 – Writing Strategies.

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TABE® Language Level L

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Language Level L course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Language Structure and Mechanics and Unit 2 – Writing Strategies.

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TABE® Language Level M

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Language Level M course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – Language Structure and Mechanics, Unit 2 – Writing Strategies, and Unit 3 – Writing for the Workplace.

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TABE® Mathematics Level A, Part 1

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level A, Part 1 course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – Intermediate Computation with Decimals, Fractions, and Percents, Unit 2 – Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 3 – Algebraic Concepts.

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TABE® Mathematics Level A, Part 2

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level A, Part 2 course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Advanced Algebraic Concepts and Unit 2 – Data Analysis, Probability, and Trigonometry.

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TABE® Mathematics Level D

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level D course covers four units of content: Unit 1 – Number Concepts, Decimals, Fractions, and Percents, Unit 2 – Geometry and Measurement, Unit 3 – Data Analysis, Probability, and Trigonometry, and Unit 4 – Algebraic Concepts.

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TABE® Mathematics Level E

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level E course covers four units of content: Unit 1 – Number Concepts and Computation, Unit 2 – Computation with Decimals, Fractions, and Percents, Unit 3 – Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 4 – Data Analysis and Problem Solving.

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TABE® Mathematics Level L

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level L course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Number Concepts and Unit 2 – Computation and Measurement.

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TABE® Mathematics Level M

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level M course covers five units of content: Unit 1 – Number Concepts Unit 2 – Computation, Unit 3 – Intermediate Computation with Decimals, Fractions, and Percents, Unit 4 – Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 5 – Data Analysis and Problem Solving.

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TABE® Reading Level A

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Reading Level A course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Reading Skills and Strategies and Unit 2 – Reading for Information.

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TABE® Reading Level D

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Reading Level D course covers four units of content: Unit 1 – Reading Skills and Strategies, Unit 2 – Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 1, Unit 3 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 2, and Unit 4 – Reading for Information.

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TABE® Reading Level E

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Reading Level E course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – Reading Skills and Strategies, Unit 2 – Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 1, and Unit 3 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 2.

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TABE® Reading Level L

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Math Level L course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Number Concepts and Unit 2 – Computation and Measurement.

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TABE® Reading Level M

This course is aligned to the TABE exam objectives. The TABE – Reading Level M course covers four units of content: Unit 1 – Reading Skills and Strategies, Unit 2 – Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 1, Unit 3 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Part 2, and Unit 4 – Reading for Information.

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