Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE)
The AAAE program is a non-graded system. This program is designed for students who have tested at the equivalent of 9th grade and above but need to improve their basic skills to meet the requirements of a CTE program in which they are enrolled. If the student is currently enrolled in a CTE program and meets one of the exemptions in Rule 6A-10.0315, FAC, he/she would be able to opt out of AAAE. It is the teacher’s responsibility to decide and inform the student of the criteria for demonstrating proficiency in a standard and benchmark. It is not necessary for a student to master 100% of the standards to demonstrate proficiency for the course.
The program is characterized by open entry/open exit, self-paced instructional modules, flexible schedules, and performance-based evaluation. As a result, a variety of multimedia resources is used in the AAAE laboratory setting. Equipment used may include computers, tape recorders, cassette players, language masters, videos, CD-ROMs, interactive videos, voice synthesizers, integrated work stations, screen magnifiers, talking books, etc.