OAR 291-113-0035
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Intra-Institutional Programs

ABE Program Participation:


ABE program participation will be based on inmate need as outlined in the inmate’s Inmate Incarceration Transition Plan (IITP). In accordance with ORS 421.084 (Adult basic skills development program), the functional literacy program is mandatory for inmates scoring below 230 on the BASIS tests. The program will consist of the equivalent of 90 days of instruction at 1 12 hours per day, five days per week or 135 hours. Successful completion of the mandatory program will result in receipt of a portion of the 20% time cut for program completion for inmates who qualify in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Prison Term Modification (OAR 291-097). Those exempted from the mandatory program include:


Inmates sentenced to less than one year;


Inmates sentenced to life without parole;


Inmates sentenced to death; and


Inmates developmentally disabled.


The ABE program is available to inmates on request. Need will be assessed by means of a recognized assessment to determine the functional literacy level/scale score achievements of the inmate for use in correct placement of the individual in the ABE program. Those unable to test will be given further assessment at the facility in which they reside and will be recommended for appropriate programming.


Placement of an inmate in the ABE curriculum will reflect each individual’s IITP.


Staff will regularly assess inmate progress toward identified outcomes.

Source: Rule 291-113-0035 — Adult Basic Education (ABE) Intra-Institutional Programs, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-113-0035.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 291-113-0035’s source at or​.us