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Adult Basic Education Program (A.B.E.)

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A.B.E. Notes:

TASC Testing:

  • May 14 & 15 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) — Eastern WV Community & Technical College’s Main Campus, Moorefield, WV.
    • Deadline to pass TRA (TASC Readiness Assessment) and register is Friday, May 8.
  • June 18 & 19 (3:30 pm - 8:30 pm) — South Branch Career & Technical Center, Petersburg, WV.
    • Deadline to pass TRA and register is Friday, May 29.


  • Last Day for Regular Classes
    • Hardy County: May 22
    • Grant County: May 13
  • Graduation: June 6, 6:00 pm:  High School Equivalency Graduation, Moorefield Church of the Brethren Fellowship Hall

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Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) services provide adults with educational opportunities to improve basic literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively in the workplace, home, and community.

Adult Basic Education students at Eastern work on Algebra using accessible visual learning materials.

A.B.E. programs deliver instruction for:

  • TASC (replaces GED® in WV to earn a WV High School Equivalency Diploma) preparation;
  • improving basic academic skills such as reading, math and writing;
  • developing speaking and writing communication skills for ESL students.

Instruction is provided by qualified teachers in a conveniently located, supportive, and student-centered learning environment. All instructional services and materials are free.

A.B.E. Program Offerings:

  • Basic Skills Instruction (math, reading, writing)
  • Basic Computer Instruction: “On” Button: Introduction to the Personal Computer
  • Employment Skills Instruction: Job applications, resumes, cover letters, interviewing
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English Language/Civics
  • TASC (replaces GED® in WV to earn a WV High School Equivalency Diploma)Test Preparation
  • Online Instruction (PLATO™ and KeyTrain® on-line software)
  • Preparation for college entrance
  • Test Preparation: WorkKeys™, Civil Service, ASVAB
  • Testing: TASC (replaces GED® in WVPractice Test; TABE testing
  • Tutoring (Basic Math (MTH 090, 095); Beginning Composition (ENL 099); Reading/Study Skills (RDG 090) 

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Eastern offers A.B.E. services in three counties (four locations) in the College’s service district (Grant, Hardy and Pendleton counties). The WV Department of Education also provides A.B.E. services in Hampshire, Mineral, and Tucker counties. For more information, contact an office near you or http://wvde.state.wv.us/abe/

Hardy County (At Eastern Campus, full-time program) 

Instructor, and referral contact: Vera Shockey 
Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
Location: Eastern WV Community & Technical College
Phone: 304-434-8000 or 1-877-982-2322; ext. 234
Email: vera.shockey@easternwv.edu  

Grant County (full-time program)

Instructor, and referral contact: Amanda Barger 
Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Thursday
Location: Eastern WV Community & Technical College Technology Center, Petersburg, WV
Phone & fax: 304-257-1277
Email: amanda.barger@easternwv.edu

Pendleton County (Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 PM)

Contact Amanda Barger for referrals and information
Locations: Pendleton County High School (Eastern Discovery Center), Franklin, WV 26807
Phone: 304-257-1277 (contact phone)

ESL-Civics (part-time program) T & R 5:00-7:00 PM

Instructor, and referral contact: Cynthia Walters
Location: Hardy County Library, Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-897-5641
Email: Cindycw2150@hotmail.com

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