In 2017 GED Testing Service celebrated its 75th anniversary. Since the release of the first GED® test in 1942, it has evolved from a high school equivalency credential created for U.S. service members to a comprehensive program aligned with college and career readiness standards. Continue reading 2017: The Year in Review
The GED® College Ready (CR) and GED® College Ready + Credit (CR+) score levels were created to move students more quickly into and through college certificate and degree programs. Continue reading Growing Momentum for the Adoption of the GED® College Ready Score Levels
GED® candidates are making new year’s resolutions to get their GED® this year, and this promotion can help!
- Reminder: No short answer questions will appear on 2018 GED® Science operational tests or GED Ready® forms. Score points and test times will stay the same. This previous InSession article has more details on the test change.
- The GEDWorks program has reached over 2,000 graduates! More than 2,000 students have earned their GED® credentials through participation in the employer-sponsored program. The official press release is available here.
- New video available with tips on managing test anxiety—Kaplan Test Prep has made a free 5-minute video available via gedtestingservice.com/gedlive for teachers to use with students as they prepare to test. This video can be downloaded or accessed via a browser window to use in class and provides tips to manage the inevitable anxiety of test day. More short-video segments from Kaplan Test Prep will follow in coming months on topics related to Spaced Learning and Goal-setting, and will be found at the same web location: gedtestingservice.com/gedlive.
- The new GED® Student Study Guides are now available as printable pdf documents. The pdfs are available for download for students through MyGED®and GED Manager™. They can also be downloaded here: Math, RLA, Science and Social Studies.
- Congratulations to COABE and NCSDAE on winning six Davey awards for the Educate and Elevate campaign! GED Testing Service is a proud sponsor of this award-winning campaign and its mission to promote the importance of adult education. More information about the awards and the campaign can be found here.
The new year is bringing some updates to the accommodations scheduling process and additional testing options for eligible GED® candidates.
In this month’s Q&A feature we’re highlighting Scott Salesses and learning more about his work as a State Relationship Manager (SRM).
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!”