Upcoming Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Webinar

WIOA is changing how adult education/GED® prep programs serve adult learners. Under this new law, programs are no longer evaluated on simply helping students pass a high school equivalency test or reach an academic benchmark. WIOA puts equal emphasis on making sure they successfully transition into jobs or career and college certificate programs.
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GEDPrep Connect™ Launch Success and Webinar Recording

The first phase of GEDPrep Connect™ launched on October 18 with lots of interest from teachers and GED® prep center program staff. We’re happy to report that students took to the new tools immediately. Since launching more than 13,000 students have expressed interest in a program and selected to share their scores. Currently, more than 83,000  students are sharing scores with a GED® prep program across 34 states. Continue reading GEDPrep Connect™ Launch Success and Webinar Recording

  • One day only promotion. On Monday, 11/28 your students will get four free practice tests when they purchase all four GED® test subjects on GEDMarketplace.com.
  • i-Pathways, a fully-aligned GED® test prep publisher, recently launched a crowd-funding campaign for translating their content to Spanish. To learn more, or to make a contribution before January 15, visit https://www.i-Pathways.org/donate   
  • Mark your calendars and spread the word! The 2017 GED® Annual Conference – Together We Transform, convenes in Dallas, Texas, July 25 – 28, 2017. Early bird registration opens in December.

Marty’s Corner: GED® Grads’ Progress Towards Continued Education

One of the goals of the new GED® program has been to provide a better assessment of skills that adults will need in order to move on to success in education and training programs beyond high school. One of the ways in which we are tracking how the GED® test measures up in this regard is in exploring how quickly after obtaining their GED® credential graduates enroll in college programs (or some other post-high school educational or certificate program), whether they maintain their enrollment in those programs, and (ultimately) whether they earn additional credentials above and beyond the GED® diploma. Continue reading Marty’s Corner: GED® Grads’ Progress Towards Continued Education

Update: GED® College Ready & GED® College Ready + Credit

In January we enhanced the scoring of the GED® test and announced the creation of the new performance levels, GED® College Ready & GED® College Ready + Credit. We’re pleased to report that more colleges are implementing the recommendations each month. Many are reviewing them and others are preparing to implement them.

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  • Students can save 50% off the GED Ready® practice test through October 31 using promo code GEDGO in MyGED®. Promotion details and resources to help spread the word can be found here.
  • Save The Date for our 2017 GED Annual Conference, taking place Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 28, 2017 in Dallas, TX. This was a sold out conference this year so you’ll want to register early – keep an eye out for registration details coming soon.
  • Attending the NCFL Summit this year? Be sure to join the #AskRandyTrask breakfast and networking session on October 18 at 7:15 a.m. ET, where our President & CEO Randy Trask will participate in a Q&A about the GED® program. Space is limited. After you’ve registered for the Summit, contact Laura Floyd at LFloyd@familieslearning.org to reserve your seat. If you’re not attending the Summit, you can still follow along on Twitter using #AskRandyTrask.

#AskRandyTrask at the 2016 Families Learning Summit

We’re less than five weeks away from the 2016 Families Learning Summit, presented by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) for the 25th consecutive year and scheduled for October 17-19 in Detroit, MI. There’s still time to register for this unique experience in high-quality professional development and powerful opportunities in adult education, two-generation learning, community literacy coalitions, and much more.

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