Bulletin: 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!

Discussion: High School Equivalency Ad Campaign

Colleagues,

I wonder if you are aware of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation-sponsored ad campaign to encourage adults without a high school diploma to get a HSE certificate. Read about the campaign and look at some of the videos at  http://mashable.com/2016/08/18/finish-your-diploma-ad-council/#b3dnyZNRAPqZ

I wonder if this will result in more learners enrolling in adult secondary education programs.

Discussion: Please join the GED® Grad Day celebration on June 15th

#GEDGradDay

The GED® test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. On June 15, 2016, we will celebrate all GED® graduates and motivate others to start their journey. 

#GEDGradDay

Discussion: GED Test Score/Performance Level Enhancements

Good morning. I'm sharing new information and resources now available about the GEDTS recommended changes to the performance levels, including the passing score and a new level for college credit eligibility. Please help share this information with adult educators as the details of the implementation vary by state, and the information will be critical to help inform and counsel adult learners in GED-offering states.

GED Test Performance Level Infographic. 145 is passing score, 165 is GED College Ready level, 175 is GED College Ready + Credit

Discussion: 2016 HSE Test Updates

Colleagues,

GED teacher, professional developer, and blogger, Meagen Farrell, has posted this important 2016 update on all three HSE tests. Perhaps the most surprising, to some at least, is the change in cut scores to the GED(r) test.  http://farrellink.com/2016/01/22/5-minute-hse-update-major-test-changes/

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

Discussion: Reminder: HSE Survey deadline 1/8/16

HI all,

Hoping the New Year is treating you all well.  I just wanted to remind you of the 12 question survey the New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy posted on LINCS in December.  We have had responses from many states but still haven’t heard from anyone in the following states:

Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Washington DC

Discussion: In 2016 Only Computerized HSE Testing for New Jersey

Colleagues,

Apparently, beginning in January 2016, New Jersey will only allow taking HSE tests on a computer. I believe that NJ offers all three HSE tests, so presumably regardless of what HSE test they take test-takers must take it on a computer. "Paper-based testing will no longer be offered with the exception of those with a demonstrated need for a special accommodation." Source: http://www.state.nj.us/education/news/2015/1229adult.htm

Discussion: HSE tests: are they valid and reliable?

Assessment colleagues,

A colleague in another discussion forum (not a LINCS group) has asked If any or all of the three high school equivalency tests have been tested for validity and reliability. Does anyone here know? If so, please let us know.

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com

 

Discussion: High School Equivalency Exams and Professional Development

Colleagues who are interested in new 2014 high school equivalency exams:

1. A recent Workfore3One webinar, with its slide presentations, is now archived at:

http://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001311548292097035/info

Its focus is on the ETS HiSET(tm) and CTB/McGraw-Hill TASC(tm) exams.

To access the webinar you may first need to register at Workfoirce3One.

Discussion: Is the Adult Education and Literacy System in the U.S. Prepared to Unlock the Door to Economic Opportunity?

CCR Standards Colleagues,

I have published a new Adult Literacy Education blog article entitled, "Is the Adult Education and Literacy System in the U.S. Prepared to Unlock the Door to Economic Opportunity?" in which I argue that it is not. I would be interested to have your reactions, either here or as comments on the blog itself, which you will find at http://davidjrosen.wordpress.com

David J. Rosen
djrosen123@gmail.com

 

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