The mission of ABE in Minnesota is to provide adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members and citizens. ABE programs are held at the Lifelong Learning Center and include:
- English as a second language
- Workforce preparation - including job search, resume writing, interviewing skills
- Basic skills enhancement
- Citizenship education
- Test preparation
- College preparation
- General Education Diploma (GED)
- Online or on-site courses
General Education Diploma (GED)
- The GED is a battery of four tests: Math, Social Studies, Science and Reasoning Through Language Arts.
- When an adult passes the GED Tests battery, the resulting GED credential certifies that he or she has attained subject matter knowledge and skills associated with high school completion.
Prepare for Tests
- ParaPro: for potential educational assistants not holding a 2-year degree
- Accuplacer: college entrance exam
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL): determines adequate fluency to excel in college classes
Long-distance learning is now available to earn credits for GED students and for those who are planning to attend college and want to better prepare themselves for the rigors of collegiate reading and writing. These courses are also helpful for those who are generally seeking to improve their reading or writing skills. Initial onsite registration is required.