Academic Review

The Academic Review program includes three components that provide a continuum of remediation from basic education to  pre-High School Equivalency Preparation.

  1. The Academic Review (Basic Education/Literacy) program will provide remediation for High School Equivalency examination preparation, college preparation, and/or vocational training programs. The TABE Score for entry into this level will be 5.0 in Reading and 5.0 in the Math.
  2. The Academic Review (Advanced) program will provide remediation opportunities for High School Equivalency Preparation, college preparation, and/or vocational training programs. The TABE Score for entry into this level will be in 7.5 Reading and in the 7.0 Math.

The pre-High School Equivalency Preparation is for students who need more intensified instruction in order to advance to the HSE program or sit for the TASC. Students must have an 8.0 in both the Reading and Math.

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Course Schedule

Days & Times

Monday-Thursday

Classes:
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Program Length

8-15 Weeks 
(16 hours/week)

Total hours = 240

Start / End Dates

Fall-Winter

Start: August 2019
End: October 2019

Start: October 2019
End: December 2019

Spring-Summer

Start: January 2020  
End: Febriary 2020

Start: March 2020  
End: May 2020

Earn Your Certificate

Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate of Completion from the State University of New York.

Program Outline and Courses

Name Description Hours

Math Foundations I

Welcome to a new way to look at mathematics! We will integrate mathematics and the English language so that students experience practice not only in mathematics computation, but also in reading and writing through the “spiraling” of daily math word problems. This course is designed to tackle some of the most frequently missed math questions on the TABE assessment and to introduce students to several different approaches and strategies to high-level math topics they will face on the TASC. Special attention will be dedicated to data analysis, statistics, measurement, and geometry. Students will also get daily practice with the TASC calculator and therefore be able to identify and utilize various key functions. 60

Math Foundation II

Welcome to a new way to look at mathematics! We will integrate mathematics and the English language so that students experience practice not only in mathematics computation, but also in reading and writing through the “spiraling” of daily math word problems. This course is designed to tackle some of the most frequently missed math questions on the TABE assessment and to introduce students to several different approaches and strategies to high-level math topics they will face on the TASC. Special attention will be dedicated to data analysis, statistics, measurement, and geometry. Students will also get daily practice with the TASC calculator and therefore be able to identify and utilize various key functions. 60

Reading Foundations I

Reading courses are designed to afford students insight into English Language Arts topics and concepts, recognizing cause-and-effect relationships, applying information, point of view, drawing conclusions, and distinguishing facts and opinions.  The goal of this course is to increase student comprehension, increase the ability to analyze and evaluate course information individually or in small group, and to develop critical thinking skills in both reading and writing.  Course assignments will be given individually or collectively as needed to achieve continuity with individual or group classroom goals and assignments.  60

Reading Foundations II

The course is designed to strengthen reading skills for students wishing to excel and achieve in all aspects of reading. This course will provide a review of fundamental reading skills. Students will receive instruction on informational and literary texts and in such subjects as comprehension, vocabulary, finding main ideas, topic sentences, finding meaning, and using supporting details to make inferences. Students will also receive assistance in preparing for tests and exams, completing long term assignments, reading test strategies, and mastering reading for content comprehension. 60

Writing Foundations I

Writing courses are designed to afford students insight into English Language Arts topics and concepts, recognizing cause-and-effect relationships, applying information, point of view, drawing conclusions, and distinguishing facts and opinions. The goal of this course is to increase student comprehension, ability to analyze, evaluate, course information, individually or in small group and to develop critical thinking reading and writing skills.  Course assignments will be given individually or collectively as needed to achieve continuity with individual or group classroom goals and assignments. 60

Writing Foundations II

The advanced level of writing techniques are designed to afford students insight into English Language Arts topics and concepts, recognizing cause-and-effect relationships, applying information, point of view, drawing conclusions, and distinguishing facts and opinions. The goal of this course is to increase student comprehension, increase the ability to analyze and evaluate course information individually or in small group, and to develop critical thinking skills in both reading and writing. Course assignments will be given individually or collectively as needed to achieve continuity with individual or group classroom goals and assignments. 60

Science Foundations I

Science Foundations I is designed to help prepare students for the TABE Test. Upon successful completion of this course along score of 7.0 of the TAB Test, students may enroll in Science Foundations II. 60

Science Foundations II


 
60

Social Studies Foundations I

Social Studies Foundations I is designed to help prepare students for the TABE Test. Upon successful completion of this course along score of 7.0 of the TAB Test, students may enroll in Social Studies Foundations II.  60

Social Studies Foundations II

  60

Reading

The Pre-HSE Reading class is designed to provide a skills review of reading comprehension, literary analysis, and essay writing. The course will provide support and guidance in order to achieve success in academic work. Students will be exposed to the following skills: vocabulary recognition, time management, goal setting, outlining, note taking, organization, research methods, and test-taking strategies. Class sessions will involve lecture, one-on-one instruction, small group work, individual work, active classroom participation, etc. 60

Math

GOAL Mathematics course is designed to help prepare students for the TASC Exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, students will receive their high school equivalency diploma. 60

Writing

The PRE-HSE Writing course is designed to give students one-on-one and group instruction on grammar, sentence structure, essay writing, research, and vocabulary. The goal of this course is to increase student competencies in the application of writing principals and grammatical structures. Course assignments will be given individually or collectively as needed to achieve continuity with individual or group classroom goals and assignments. 60

Introduction to College

Topics in the course include learning styles; learning and study strategies; time management, goal setting, note taking, test taking strategies; overcoming test anxiety, understanding the college and financial aid application process, and other issues that focus on enabling students to become better achievers. The Introduction to College Workshop is a one-hour lesson designed to introduce students to higher education and its benefits. Topics in the workshop include setting college/career goals, college vocabulary, and completing the college and financial aid applications. This workshop is mandatory for all incoming students. 60
Language Arts    
Job Readiness to Career Success The Job Readiness to Career Success (Equipped for the Future Standards, or EFF) course addresses soft skills that are necessary for students to have in order to succeed in entry-level positions. Front line supervisors from businesses and educators across the country have been instrumental in the development of this profile. The EFF Work Readiness outline addresses four categories of essential skills: communication, interpersonal, decision-making, and lifelong learning skills.  

Dress & Appearance

As an Academic Review student, you will be expected to adhere to accepted standards of appearance in class. Students are expected to dress appropriately for a school environment. 

Student Expenses

This program is tuition free. Students are expected to have notebooks and appropriate writing tools for class instruction.  

Attendance

Daily attendance is mandatory. 100% is expected. You are expected to maintain attendance as if you were in an employment situation.

Admissions Eligibilty

You must:

  • Be a New York State resident.
  • Be an adult who is at least 17 years of age or older. If you are 17, you are required to show proof such as a high school diploma or equivalency or a formal withdraw letter from school.
  • Have a limited household income and meet income guidelines .
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee. You must provide a green card or I-94 document if you are not a U.S. citizen.
  • Attend STAR Orientation and take the TABE placement test.  Students will be placed in classes based on their test scores.

Admissions Process

  1. Complete an application online at our website: buffalo.edu/eoc
  2. Bring in the required documents listed on the "How to Enroll in UBEOC" sheet.
  3. Register and attend orientation.