Adult Basic Education

Student Learning Outcomes 

Course Number Course Outcome
BS ABE02Adult Basic Education^ Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. ^ Students will apply basic computational skills to convert and compare fractions, decimals and percents. ^ Students will demonstrate basic reading comprehension skills through identifying main ideas, making inferences, reading for meaning, and proper sequencing of events.
ASVAB 2Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 2^ Students will solve measurement problems using geometric shapes and formulas as needed to demonstrate proficiency on the ASVAB. ^ Students will solve simple and multi-step word problems involving ratios, proportions, and averages for technical applications as needed to demonstrate proficiency on the ASVAB.
BS ABE05Career Development^ Students will construct a professional resume. ^ Students will demonstrate appropriate interview strategies.
BS ABE01Career Info and Guidance^ ABE students who attend orientation will be able to describe the matriculation process. ^ Create initial educational plans for attending ABE students. ^ In order to improve potential for college success and employability, students will show an improvement on reading assessments. ^ Students will explore and determine their career interests.
FDB 1Financial Database Management 1^ Students will create a database and enter data in tables. ^ Students will create, edit, and delete customers and transactions.
FDB 2Financial Database Management 2^ Students will create accounts and enter data to record physical inventory transactions using financial software. ^ Students will modify forms and reports in financial and database software.
BS GEDWRGED Preparation - Language Arts, Writing^ Students will apply the writing process to produce a 1-2 page essay. ^ Students will construct an effective extended response to a prompt. ^ Students will demonstrate proficiency in drawing comparisons between two texts and making inferences. ^ Students will revise documents.
BS GEDMAGED Preparation - Mathematics^ GED students will apply basic number properties to charts and graphs. ^ Students will solve simple and multi-step mathematical word problems. ^ Students will write and simplify ratios and proportions.
BS GEDSCGED Preparation - Science^ Students will describe the earths structure, weather, resources and their influence on human life. ^ Students will describe the solar system. ^ Students will draw scientific conclusions from charts, tables, graphs, maps and figures.
BS GEDSSGED Preparation - Social Studies^ Students will interpret historical texts, charts, tables, maps, photographs and cartoons ^ Students will recognize key facts of United States and world history in texts.
BS ABE04Guidance and Orientation^ ABE students who attend orientation will be able to describe the matriculation process. ^ ABE students will create an educational plan. ^ GED/Adult high school students will develop an educational plan ^ HSE students will identify program guidelines and requirements.
BSHS ALG1High School Algebra 1^ Solve multi- step and word problems, involving linear equations, inequalities and polynomials ^ Solve problems by taking the opposite, finding the reciprocal, taking a root, and raising to a fractional power. ^ Solve quadratic equations by factoring or completing the square. ^ Student will be able to graph and compute the x and y intercepts. Define the region of the linear inequality. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will solve equations by factoring and simplifying.
BSHS ALG2High School Algebra 2^ Add, subtract, multiply and divide complex numbers ^ Algebra 2 students will be able to factor polynomials. ^ Determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function from the graph of the quadratic function. ^ Simplify logarithmic numeric expressions ^ Solve quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, or quadratic formula ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS ART1High School Art & Creative Expression^ Art A students will be able to select colors that will provide clues about the mood or personality of the main subject. ^ Create a color wheel (or similar device), using relevant color terminology and color theory concepts. ^ Design and create an original drawing and explain the effective use of the elements and principles of art in the work. ^ Explore careers in the field of art and design ^ Research the work and life of a specific artist (research paper, presentation) ^ Students will create a work of art that involves effective use of the principles of design. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will write a formal critique of a work of art.
BSHS ART2High School Art 2^ Create a work of art that reflects a feeling or point of view. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Using contemporary technology, design a work of art.
BSHS BIOHigh School Biology^ Biology students will be able to complete illustrations of biological concepts. ^ Describe the components of a eukaryotic cell and their specific role in carrying out cellular processes. ^ Distinguish between bacteria and viruses. ^ Explain the flow of energy through a living system. ^ Explain the relationship between an individual's genotype and phenotype. ^ Students will be able to demonstrate the skill of working collaboratively within a laboratory setting in order to demonstrate proficiency in cell biology. ^ Students will be able to explain the role of action potentials and neurotransmitters in producing electrochemical signals. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will use Punnett Squares to predict the possible genotypes and phenotypes of offspring.
BSHS CHEMHigh School Chemistry^ Apply the gas laws to solve problems related to changes in pressure, volume, and temperature. ^ Calculate moles, mass, or molecules of reactants or products in a chemical reaction using stoichiometry. ^ Chemistry students will be able to demonstrate the skill of working productively and collaboratively within a laboratory setting in order to demonstrate proficiency in the properties of matter. ^ Chemistry students will be able to gather data, organize the data, and analyze the data collected within a laboratory setting. ^ Identify periodic trends for atomic size, ionization energy, electronegativity, and ionic size. ^ Identify the type of bond created between two atoms. ^ Students will determine the relationship between mass, moles, number of particles, and the volume of a gas by converting from one to another. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will use the periodic table to determine the number of valence electrons in an atom and the type of bond the atom can form.
BSHS CIVHigh School Civics/American Government^ Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the three branches of government as established by the U.S. Constitution. ^ Evaluate the influence of the media on American political life. ^ Students analyze a major landmark U.S. Supreme Court interpretation and its relevant amendments. ^ Students will analyze the fundamental principles of American democracy as expressed in documents of American democracy. ^ Students will analyze U.S. Supreme Court interpretations of the Constitution and its amendments. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS CPTCHigh School Computer Technology^ Create a new word processing document using at least 16 devices and modifications (insert table, picture, clip art, shapes, chart, header, footer, page number and text boxes; modifications to margins, orientation, size, page color, columns, spacing and page borders, etc.) ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Type a minimum of 35 words per minute with an error rate of 10% of less.
BSHS EASCHigh School Earth Science^ Describe the structure of solar system. ^ Explain evidence for, the theories of , and the mechanisms of plate tectonics. ^ Explain the dynamic processes of oceans. ^ High School Earth Science students will be able to identify the different factors that influence weather and climate. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS ECONHigh School Economics^ Economics students will be able creating a report on the 3 major economic systems of the world today. ^ Students will be able to analyze key economic indicators (unemployment, GDP growth, CPI, etc). ^ Students will be able to analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy. ^ Students will be able to differentiate between fiscal policies and the tools of monetary policy in influencing economic activity. ^ Students will explain common economic terms and concepts. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS ENG1High School English 1^ Analyze a historically or culturally significant work of literature (i.e., short story, novel, poem, excerpt, novella, etc.). ^ Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials (i.e., literal vs figurative, denotative vs connotative, mythology, etc.) ^ English 1 students will compose a well-thought out and written introduction that supports the necessary details incorporated within the essay. ^ Prepare a bibliography (works cited) of reference materials using a variety of fiction, non-fiction, consumer, workplace, and public documents in MLA format. ^ Students will analyze literature based on the themes of searching for the self, talent, relationships, courage, perseverance, journeys, and visions of the future. ^ Students will construct an essay with all necessary components. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS ENG2High School English 2^ Analyze a document (fiction, nonfiction, historical, informational) to determine the key influences (historical, cultural, author beliefs) and effectiveness. ^ Analyze a historically or culturally significant work of literature (i.e., short story, novel, poem, excerpt, novella, etc.). ^ Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of new words encountered in reading materials (i.e., literal vs figurative, denotative vs connotative, mythology, etc.) ^ English 2 students will compose a well-thought out thesis that is supported by relevant details. ^ Prepare a bibliography (works cited) of reference materials using a variety of fiction, non-fiction, consumer, workplace, and public documents in MLA format. ^ Students will construct an essay with all necessary components. ^ Students will effectively construct and essay with all necessary components based on the California State Standards. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS ENG3High School English 3^ Analyze a piece of literature describing the impact of literary devices authors use to convey their point and emotion (i.e., personification, imagery, etc). ^ Analyze grade-level appropriate material based on the author's position/belief. ^ Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of the word and use these new words as they are encountered in reading materials (i.e., etymology, Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon roots, analogies, etc.). ^ Students will construct an essay with all necessary components. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will write a persuasive essay. ^ Write a research investigative report that conveys a well defined perspective and tightly-reasoned argument.
BSHS ENG4High School English 4^ Analyze grade-level appropriate material based on the author's position/belief. ^ Apply knowledge of word origins to determine the meaning of the word and use these new words as they are encountered in reading materials (i.e., etymology, Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon roots, analogies, etc.). ^ English 4 students will effectively analyze societal problems and develop appropriate solutions. ^ Students will analyze a piece of literature describing the impact of literary devices authors use to convey their point and emotion (i.e., personification, imagery, etc). ^ Students will compose focused and coherent presentations that convey clear and distinct perspectives and solid reasoning ^ Students will effectively construct an essay with all necessary components. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Write a research report that conveys a well defined perspective and tightly-reasoned argument.
BSHS GEOGHigh School Geography^ Analyze the human bearing on the earth including the diversity of cultural mosaics, patterns of settlement, and the use of resources. ^ Analyze various regions of the earth and locate both physical and political representations on a map. ^ High school geography students will analyze the physical and cultural geography of Latin America ^ High school geography students will be able to describe the physical and human features that geographers study ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS GEOMHigh School Geometry^ Compute areas for basic polygons - squares, rectangles, prallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids. ^ Geometry students will be able to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the measure of an unknown side of a right triangle. ^ Given a parallelogram with interior lines and the measures of certain angles, calculate unknown angles using geometric properties and theorems that involve parallel lines cut by a transversal. ^ Given two similar triangles, utilize principles of similarity and congruence to calculate the unknown sides of a triangle. ^ Students solve problems with circles for area, lengths of arcs, degree measures of angles and their related arcs, and lengths of line segments (radii, chords, secant lines, tangents, and diameters). ^ Students will apply theorems involving the properties of parallel lines. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will write geometric proofs.
BSHS HLTHHigh School Health^ Health A students will be able to identify personal stressors and develop a set of strategies to manage them. ^ Students will analyze strategies for disease prevention. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will present a persuasive solution to the problem of alcohol, tobacco, or one other drug used among teens.(presentation, report) ^ Write a nutritionally balanced diet that demonstrates adequate decision-making.
BSHS WRIT1High School Literature and Writing Fundamentals 1^ Students will pass the final exam ^ Write clear and focused paragraphs to accurately address the assigned topic working up to a well-constructed essay.
BSHS WRIT2High School Literature and Writing Fundamentals 2^ Compare and contrast multiple sources of information or genres from the same time period or topic on theme, style, structure, and significance. ^ Students will create and deliver presentations/
BSHS MUSCHigh School Music Appreciation^ Analyze the role of music in past and present cultures throughout the world. ^ Compare and contrast music from different periods. ^ Research an American genre of music and defend their choice of best artist in that genre. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Summarize musical careers; including those in radio, television, and advertising.
BSHS PHSCHigh School Physical Science^ Apply the concepts of motion in a variety of physical situations. ^ Differentiate between physical and chemical properties and changes of matter. ^ Students will differentiate between pure substances and mixtures. ^ Students will pass a cumulative course exam (midterm, final)
BSHS PLNGHigh School Planning and Guidance^ Identify career values, goals, skills, interests and personality types and relate them to jobs or career fields ^ Students will construct a professional resume. ^ Students will create an educational plan ^ Students will develop a personalized budget plan (yearly, monthly, and weekly) based on career and educational goals and decisions. ^ Students will pass the final exam
BSHS PREAHigh School Pre-Algebra^ Pre-Algebra students will solve problems using Order of Operations. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Students will solve problems involving rational numbers.
BSHS PSYHigh School Psychology^ Students will analyze a theory relating to motivation. ^ Students will analyze different theories related to cognitive development. ^ Students will pass a course final exam.
BSHS SOCHigh School Sociology^ Students will analyze issues of social stratification in nonindustrial and industrial societies. ^ Students will analyze social roles and social groups. ^ Students will pass a final course exam.
BSHS SPN2High School Spanish 2^ Correctly use tu vs. usted when writing sentences, phrases and questions that could be used in formal and informal conversations. ^ Describe family members/friends and what they did during the summer using the present tense and the preterit. ^ Express feelings about their childhood using the imperfect indicative (writing or speaking). ^ Narrate an anecdote or a story using verbs in the present, preterit, imperfect, and future verbs ^ Student will write a well thought out essay in Spanish demonstrating the ability to use a variety of verb tenses (Present, Preterit, Imperfect, future, and conditional). ^ Students will learn about different Spanish speaking countries. a) capital cities b) key cultural information ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS SPN1High School Spanish, Conversation and Writing (Spanish 1)^ Construct sentences using verbs in the present, preterit, imperfect, and conditional of the indicative. ^ Correctly use ser vs. estar. ^ Describe family members/friends' likes and dislikes using the present tense (writing or speaking). ^ Describe his/her weekend using verbs in the preterit (skit, dialogue, writing sample). ^ Describe in writing his/her aspirations for the future. ^ Research a Latin American country and describe popular vacation destinations and the culture of the country. ^ Respond in Spanish to basic personal information. (egs.,Como te llamas?) ^ Students will be able to describe their physical appearance and personality using adjectives and correct pronunciation. ^ Students will describe orally their favorite past times and activities using the verb "gustar" in the correct tense. They will also demonstrate correct Spanish pronunciation. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Write and pronounce numbers up to 100, days of the week, and basic colors.
BSHS SSKHigh School Study Skills^ Locate and accurately use a variety of research materials. ^ Students will develop methods for note-taking. ^ Students will identify their own individual learning style and describe strategies maximize learning. ^ Students will pass the final exam.
BSHS USHSHigh School United States History^ Analyze the political, economic, and social effects of WWI on the homefront. ^ Determine the effects of industrialization on living and working conditions in an urban environment. ^ Students will analyze the American rationale for entering World War II. ^ Students will analyze the causes and effects of the Great Deprsseion. ^ Students will analyze the causes and experiences of the Great Depression. ^ Students will analyze the effects civil rights advocates had on the development of federal civil rights. ^ Students will be able to complete a project that clearly expresses a logical and informed opinion on whether they are more politically conservative or liberal. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ United States History students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by effectively completing a project showing: (a) a clear and concise purpose; (b) analysis of relevant information; (c) a well-reasoned conclusion.
BSHS WHSHigh School World History^ Analyze the causes of World War II ^ Analyze the causes of WWI ^ Analyze the the effects of the Industrial Revolution with regards to technological, massive, social, economic, and cultural change in Europe, the U.S., and Japan. ^ Evaluate significant consequences of WWI. ^ Students will analyze the major causes and effects of the first World War. ^ Students will analyze the Nazi policy of pursuing racial purity. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ World History A students will be able to describe the major concepts of the first World War. ^ World History students will demonstrate critical thinking skills by effectively completing a project showing: (a) a clear and concise purpose; (b) analysis of relevant information; (c) a well-reasoned conclusion. ^ Write a persuasive essay arguing for or against the use of demonstrations, marches, and riots for changing public opinion and policy
BSHS WREXHS Expository Writing^ Construct an essay with all necessary components ^ Revise an essay, focusing on logic, and structure and tone in ways that are consistent with purpose and genre. ^ Students will pass the final exam. ^ Write an essay that is well-organized in an appropriate and effective pattern that structures ideas in a sustained and persuasive way.
BSHS INMA1HS Integrated Math 1^ Find perimeter and area of parallelograms, triangle, trapezoids, rhombus, and kites by applying formulas. ^ Solve and explain system of equations by graphing, substitution, and elimination.
BSHS INMA2HS Integrated Math 2^ Add, subtract, multiply, and factor polynomials ^ Prove triangles similar and examine similarities in right traingles.
BSHS READHS Reading^ Analyze narrative and expository texts using comprehension strategies that include main ideas, drawing conclusions, making judgments, distinguishing fact and opinion, and determining cause and effect. ^ Students will pass the final exam
BS LRN06Personal Computer Applications^ Students will create a variety of documents using document processing software, (i.e., formatting techniques, tables, graphics, layout and editing techniques). ^ Students will demonstrate skills in MS EXCEL that will benefit personal, career, and college advancement. ^ Students will demonstrate skills in WORD that will benefit personal, career, and college advancement. ^ Students will modify spreadsheets using text, data input, formulas and functions, charts, graphics and lists.
BS LRN01Short Term Review^ English students will compose an essay. ^ Students will solve problems using Order of Operations. ^ Students will solve simple and multi-step math word problems and one step-equations.