Adult Basic Education 2023-2024
What is ABE?
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of services, credit, and non-credit programs designed to help adult learners achieve their goals. These goals may include:
- increasing education and/or certification levels;
- gaining prerequisites for further training or employment;
- enhancing life skills, independence and self-sufficiency; or
- learning skills in specific areas (such as technological literacy, communication skills, or portfolio development).
Any student wishing to apply for any Basic Education program must first complete the intake testing. The test covers Reading Comprehension, Problem Solving and Math. It takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete. Upon completion of the test, you will be referred to the Basic Education Coordinator.
Information About CAAT (Canadian Adult Achievement Test):
Testing Dates for Meadow Lake Campus
Call 306-234-5100 to register
Please note: max 8 students per testing period.
Students MUST pre-book their CAAT testing. Students who do not pre-book will be asked to wait until the next available booking date.
Please call: 306-234-5108 to book your 9:00 am test.
Information and Assessment Session Dates
Max people per test session: 8 in Meadow Lake.
Students must pre-book a seat for CAAT testing.
NOTE: Please contact the Meadow Lake Campus to confirm dates and times for the following locations:
Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation
Big River First Nation
Pelican Lake First Nation
Witchekan Lake First Nation
Level three courses (Communications, Social Sciences, Life/Work Studies, Mathematics and Science) are designed for people who want to build on their knowledge and skills. Learners who complete Level Three successfully go on to further education, training, or employment opportunities.
Adult 12 students are required to complete seven 30-level credits including: English (2 credits), Math (1 credit), Science (1 credit), Social Studies (1 credit), and Electives (2 credits). Students may be eligible to receive a Prior Learning Credit as one of their electives if they have 20 weeks of full-time work experience or have completed a course that is equal in weight and rigor as a 30-level course.
Level 2 Pathways
Level 2 programs can be focused on academics or employment readiness. They are designed to develop skills, attitudes and abilities to help students gain prerequisites for further training or employment. They focus on enhancing skills such as technological literacy, communication skills, portfolio development and life skills.