More students are passing the GED® test and demonstrating increased knowledge of all the content areas, but we are most thankful for the hard work educators, tutors, family members and friends do every day to support, teach and encourage GED® test takers.
We understand that studying for the GED® test can feel like an overwhelming task for adult learners starting or completing their testing journey. The new student guide we created will help students hone in on the skills they need to pass the four GED® test subjects, in clear and simple language.
One of the questions that I’m frequently asked by educators and others as I meet with groups around the country is “How are students doing on the GED® test?” The answer is a resounding, “Very well, thank you!”
- Update on changes to 2018 GED® Science test – In last month’s Marty’s Corner article we discussed upcoming changes to the 2018 GED® Science test. After receiving valuable feedback from our readers we want to clarify that the 2018 GED® Science test forms will not have short answer questions. Please read the updated article for more information.
- California PD roadshow recap – Our California roadshow came to an end in Northern California with stops in Clovis, Citrus Heights and Hayward. Here are a few pictures from our three days of GED® workshops and presentations.
- Adult education social media toolkit available for download – The START campaign can help promote your adult education programs and test centers, while encouraging students to sign up for classes and take the first step in earning their GED® credential. Sample social media posts, graphics and videos are available here.
- Join our new educator Facebook group! – The GED Testing Service Adult Education Community Group has officially launched. This forum is a place for adult educators and GED® instructors to converse, collaborate and ask questions. We will also be posting relevant articles, promotions and more to keep you updated on what’s happening here at GED Testing Service. Find us on Facebook or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Our California professional development roadshow came to an end with the Northern California leg of the tour held October 11th through October 13th.
More than 500 educators attended demos of GED Live™– the new product being introduced by Kaplan Test Prep and GED Testing Service — in August and September to learn more about the product and to generate ideas for how the product may be used in the classroom with adult education students.
This month we’re highlighting State Relationship Manager (SRM) Daphne Atkinson in our Q&A feature.
Many years ago I was at a management workshop with people from lots of different companies. One company represented was Mattel, the makers of the famous “Barbie” doll. In a group discussion about products and how they evolve over time, some suggestions were made by the group as to various changes that Mattel might consider for Barbie.
The first week of our California roadshow included stops in Southern California with packed rooms of enthusiastic adult educators.
Enthusiasm…commitment…engagement: That is the GED Testing Service PD team describing one of the best group of trainers we’ve had the privilege to work with. We are excited about our trainers and we have already seen a number of them delivering training to their colleagues.