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General Educational Development - Wikipedia

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History of the GED Testing Program

 

In November 1942, the United States Armed Forces Institute asked the American Council on Education (ACE) to develop a battery of tests to measure high school-level academic skills. These tests gave military personnel and veterans who had enrolled in the military before completing high school a way to demonstrate their knowledge. Passing these tests gave returning soldiers and sailors the academic credentials they needed to get civilian jobs and gain access to post-secondary education or training.

 

ACE revised the GED Tests for a third time in 1988. The most noticeable change to the series was the addition of a writing sample, or essay. The new tests placed more emphasis on socially relevant topics and problem-solving skills. For the first time, surveys of test-takers found that more students (65%) reported taking the test with the intention of continuing their education beyond high school, rather than to get better employment (30%).

 

A fourth revision was made in 2002 to make the test comply with more recent standards for high-school education.

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GED Resources

Discover the official GED® test, practice test, testing centers, and more. It’s never too late to earn your high school diploma with GED Testing Service.

 

Are you looking for brochures? The assessment guide? The usability study for testing on computer?

 

Find these resources and more for use with test-takers and colleagues in adult education and GED® testing.

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Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

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Learn how to think the way mathematicians do. The goal of the course is to help you develop a valuable mental ability – a powerful way of thinking that our ancestors have developed over three thousand years.

 Mathematical thinking is not the same as doing mathematics – at least not as mathematics is typically presented in our school system. School math typically focuses on learning procedures to solve highly stereotyped problems. Professional mathematicians think a certain way to solve real problem.... This course helps to develop that crucial way of thinking. The primary audience is first-year students at college or university... or high school seniors who...will need mathematical thinking to succeed in their major. Because mathematical thinking is a valuable life skill, however, anyone over the age of 17 could benefit from taking the course. 
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Rising cost of GED test prompts state to consider other options ...

Rising cost of GED test prompts state to consider other options ... | DIY GED prep | Scoop.it
Thousands of Hoosier adults who didn't graduate from high school have turned to the GED to get the credential they need to go to work or colleg.
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HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework

HippoCampus - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework | DIY GED prep | Scoop.it
The best multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your homework and study.
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Local Educators Encourage Adults To Earn GED

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The current version of the GED will expire at the end of 2013. Educators are urging adults to finish completing the current version before new one is implemented. (Consider writing the GED test today!
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GED test to triple in price

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Exam’s $120 fee could be a roadblock  

 

Roughly 25,000 people in Ohio who will take a high-school equivalency test in the next year. But the fee to take it will triple to $120 when a new computer version replaces the paper version of the General Educational Development, or GED, test. That switch will be complete by January 2014. Test takers have until mid-August to sign up to take the cheaper paper test, one advocate said.

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Cost of getting GED is going up in NC

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Wilkes News: Cost of getting GED is going up http://t.co/tY6GG3fT #wilkes...

 

Where else is the cost of GED going up? Support funding going down?

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New Assessment, 2014

On January 2, 2014, GED Testing Service will unveil a new assessment in all jurisdictions (except Canada) that ensures the GED® testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but a springboard for more education, training, and better-paying jobs.

 

The new assessment will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success.

 

Four content areas—literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies—will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness.

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English Composition I: Achieving Expertise

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prep for GED writing test or to tune up your writing up to college ready and passing writing placement test

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What Is the GED Test?

GED Testing Service answers frequently asked questions about the GED Testing process. For more information, visit: http://www.GEDtest.org Copyright 2010
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Students urged to finish GED; changes due in 2014

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Adults who've begun working toward their GED are being urged to finish up this year, before the test for a high school equivalency diploma changes and they have to start all over.
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Reforming the GED exam may help unemployed | Daytona Times

As our economy steadily improves and we look ahead to the next four years, it’s time to turn our attention to solving the intractable problem of long-term unemployment. Reforming the General Educational Development exam – better known as the GED – is one of the most promising pathways to getting this done.

 

More than 5 million workers have been unemployed for more than six months, casting a long shadow on our country’s improving job numbers. Even worse, a growing segment of these individuals may never find a job, not because of any moral failing on their part but because they lack the necessary credentials for work in a post-industrial economy.

 

Now consider nearly 40 million adults in this country do not have a high school diploma or a GED. And that 54 percent of these adults are out of the workforce. Improving the GED, if made a national priority, would help reclaim this important segment of our prospective workforce.

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Written Words: Writing Tip: The Sentence, Part 1

Written Words: Writing Tip: The Sentence, Part 1 | DIY GED prep | Scoop.it
#WritingTip: Think of the sentence as your basic unit of expression.
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Parenthood, time, money among GED obstacles

Parenthood, time, money among GED obstacles | DIY GED prep | Scoop.it
Lack of parental and educational support and becoming a parent are two of the most common reasons younger Americans drop out of high school, according to data r (Parenthood, time, money among GED obstacles http://t.co/G7pUIhnX...)...
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