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"GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012"


I would like to call your attention to some new data about the high school equivalency (HSE) exams and to thank our colleague JoAnn Weinberger for calling my attention to this column from the Hechinger Report newsletter, GED and other high school equivalency degrees drop by more than 40% nationwide since 2012, .

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National GED Grad Day Celebration Returns on May 16

GED preparation and test programs across the country will participate in a national celebration of GED graduates on May 16. This virtual event celebrates GED graduates and all of their personal and professional accomplishments, while motivating others to pursue a GED credential.

Upcoming webinar 12/12/17: "What Students Need to Know: GED® RLA’s Extended Response"

Want to build your insights into how to better instruct students in writing a response that earns points on the GED® Reasoning through Language Arts test?

Join us for the national GED® Grad Day celebration on May 18

GED Grad Day 2017

The national GED® Grad Day celebration returns on May 18! This is the second year for this virtual event that celebrates GED graduates and their personal and professional accomplishments. GED Testing Service is encouraging current GED graduates, family members, friends, teachers, employers and aspiring graduates to join the celebration!

Changes to Requesting Accommodations for GED Test Takers

Beginning August 30th, GED Testing Service is changing the process for requesting testing accommodations for learners with documented disabilities.  In preparation for these changes, they are offering several webinar sessions to explain the new process.

Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close the Digital Divide

In case you missed it, last month Comcast published this news release about their Internet Essentials program. This opportunity enables adults and young learners to "get connected from the comfort of their own homes and take advantage of resources to get a GED credential, apply for and complete college, and acquire the necessary digital literacy skills to thrive in a highly competitive, global workforce." 

6 Test Day Tips To Share With Your GED® Students

Of course it’s important for students to know the content covered on the GED® test. But it’s also important for them to feel comfortable and confident on test day. Going into the test knowing what to expect, and having a few key test-taking strategies, will go a long way in ensuring your students’ success.

Click here for six helpful test-taking tips you can incorporate into your classroom instruction to help prepare your students for their testing experience.

New GED Testing Service Updates Help Connect Adult Education Centers To Potential Students

A recent survey of GED® test-takers shows that while almost 2/3 of test-takers believe that attending a GED® prep class will help them pass the test, 1/3 of test-takers don’t know where to find one or even that these programs exist!

That’s why GED Testing Service is making it easier to connect these test-takers to your adult education programs. Please click here to finish reading this report in In Session.

2016 Educator Survey from GED Testing Service

Responses to the 2016 Educator Survey will help GED Testing Service better understand the preferences, and challenges, of GED® educators! Please click here to take the survey before July 22, 2016. Thank you.


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