The target population for Kaskaskia College’s Adult Education Bridge Program for Health Care Occupations is:
Eligibility Criteria of Adult Education
- those residents who meet the eligibility criteria of adult education AND
- who are assessed at a minimum of a 6.0 grade level equivalency in the areas
of Math and Reading by utilizing the TABE assessment tests AND
- on the date of enrollment are determined employable in the health
care industry based on program requirements and/or national licensure regulations
The eligibility criteria of adult education consist of the following:
- adults who are17 years of age; who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under State law; AND who
- lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable the individuals to function effectively in society;
- do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and have not achieved an equivalent level of education; OR
- are unable to speak, read, or write the English language
What is TABE?
The Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) are norm-referenced tests
designed to measure the achievement of basic skills commonly found in adult basic education curricula
and taught in instructional programs. Reading, language, mathematics, and spelling are the areas of
measure. The content used for the measurement stresses subject matter of high interest to adults
such as skills used in problem solving, decision making, and other activities of daily living.
As part of the application process, each applicant will be required to interview
with a coordinator associated with the program. Each applicant’s level of academic competency will be
assessed by using the TABE tests.
The results of the tests will determine an individual’s grade level equivalency in
accordance with adult education, as well as their area of placement upon determination
of eligibility for the program. In addition, all applicants will be required to complete
a self-assessment of their career interest. The applicant’s interview with the interviewing
coordinator, the results of the TABE and self-assessment tests will be used to determine
overall eligibility for the program.