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.
Continue reading Upcoming Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Webinar
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 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
GED® students and educators will connect like never before through GEDPrep Connect™. GEDPrep Connect™ will supercharge the connection between GED.com users and local GED® test prep (adult education) programs, and we think you’ll be excited about the enhancements.
Continue reading Students + Educators + New Tools = GEDPrep Connect™
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.
Continue reading Update: GED® College Ready & GED® College Ready + Credit
Did you know that some adult education programs are using the GEDWorks™ program to retain and attract students? We talked to a few of them and put together some tips to help make it happen in your program.
Continue reading Four Tips to Build Your Adult Ed Program with GEDWorks™
Do you have a question that you would like to submit to the Ask GED Testing Service column? Email it to AskGEDTS@GEDtestingservice.com and your question may be featured! Each month we feature questions sent to us from educators around the country.
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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.
Continue reading #AskRandyTrask at the 2016 Families Learning Summit