OAR 291-113-0010


Adult Basic Education (ABE): A basic skills curriculum providing functional literacy foundations to inmates who do not possess a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate or do not function at a high school level. The ABE program emphasizes functional literacy skills with curriculum focused on family, work, and community. The ABE program also provides instruction in the processes involved in solving everyday problems and prepares inmates to meet the requirements of other educational programs. The ABE curriculum may also provide inmates with systematic preparation for the GED examination, administered according to guidelines set forth by the Oregon Department of Workforce Development and Community Colleges.


Assessment: As applied in this rule, a test designed to measure the grade-level/scale score achievement of the person tested. Such instruments may include, but are not limited to, the BASIS (Basic Adult Skills Inventory System)/CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) Test, or Test of Adult of Basic Education, or BEST (Basic English Skills Test).


Collegiate Program: A post secondary course of studies offered through a local college or correspondence courses approved by institution/education staff and paid for by the inmate.


Department of Corrections Facility: Any institution, facility or staff office, including the grounds, operated by the Department of Corrections.


English as a Second Language (ESL): A program which targets inmates who are non-English speakers with low or no English skills. The program focuses on improving English language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).


Functional Literacy: Those educational skills necessary to function independently in society, including but not limited to, reading, writing, comprehension, and arithmetic computation.


Inmate: Any person under the supervision of the Department of Corrections who is not on parole, post-prison supervision, or probation status.


Intra-Institutional Assignment: An assignment in which an inmate is assigned to an education program within the Department of Corrections facility in which he/she resides.


Inter-Institutional Assignment: An assignment in which an inmate is regularly transported to and from the Department of Corrections facility in which he/she resides, for the purpose of participation in another Department of Corrections facility’s educational program not available to the inmate at the facility in which he/she resides.


Work-Based Education (WBE): These programs develop specific skills that can assist inmates in obtaining employment after release. Many of the programs may include both training and production components.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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