High School Literacy adds to the skills and abilities of Basic Literacy the following:
Sufficient general knowledge and reading fluency to be able to read and understandâ€”without the help of a teacherâ€”texts written for a general reader since 1900.
The ability to spell all the words in oneâ€™s speaking vocabulary.
The ability to write legibly and in complete sentences.
The ability to write a structured, well supported, carefully revised and edited essay suitable for beginning college work.
The habit of reading for enjoyment.
A basic knowledge of US history and government.
A general idea of the development of English language and literature.
A basic knowledge of world history and world literature in translation.
The ability to speak and write a standard form of English when appropriate.
One or two years of foreign language study.
The ability to consider differing points of view without becoming angry or defensive.