Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE):

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides basic literacy and life skills for individuals who desire to improve their academic level, with the intent of obtaining a GED® diploma, technical training, employment or citizenship. The program provides remediation based on an individual’s academic needs.

The ABE program is under the umbrella of Adult General Education (AGE). A student may register for ABE with Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores 8.9 and below (for students who are entering a technical program) or at least one TABE score of less than 9.0 (for those who are planning on taking the GED® test).This program strives to inspire and motivate students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The program is based upon the assessed needs of each individual student and the academic and employability requirements related to Florida’s comprehensive Career and Technical Education programs.

ABE instruction provides individualized basic skills related instruction to educationally disadvantaged students (including individuals with Limited English Proficiency) whose basic skills deficiencies may prevent success in career and technical preparatory programs or prevent completion of licensure in a career and technical preparatory program of their choice.

The ABE program is competency based, thus completion time depends on the progress made by each individual student. Instructors ensure that opportunities are provided for students to achieve their maximum potential in a minimum amount of time.

ABE basic skills related instruction encompasses a combination of the following instructional components:

  • Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Language
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Employability Skills

Face-to face ABE classes are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings. A student has the option of a face-to-face or online class. TABE scores are good for two years. Online classes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The program is open entry, open-entry/open-exit thus allowing a student to complete when he/she meets their Basic Skills Requirement. Upon completion, the student will then be transferred to Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) or GED® preparation classes depending on their career or technical program.

Sheridan Technical College’s Face-to-face ABE program is located in Building 14 at the Sheridan Main campus. The AAAE Online Department is located in Building 12 on the Main campus.

For more information on Main campus classes, contact us at 754.321.5492.