Discussion on GED 21st Century Initiative™
Posted on 09/08/2011
More than 18 million Americans have taken the GED® over the past 70 years, as it has served as the only nationally recognized high school equivalency program in the United States. A new GED® assessment system is set to be released in early 2014. This new test will be the topic of a Guest Panel Discussion, hosted by The Adult Literacy Professional Development Assessment Discussion List, beginning Sept. 12 through Sept. 15, 2011. The topic will be "A Conversation about the GED 21st Century Initiative™: Moving from GED® test to a career and college ready assessment system."
The discussion will focus on the following:
- Components of the new GED® testing system
- Overview and current activities for the new system
- How content and format will differ from the current GED® test
- Expected outcomes of the revised test
- How instructors and programs can begin to prepare for these changes
The GED 21st Century Initiative hopes to "transform the GED® test into a comprehensive program that will prepare more adult learners for postsecondary education, training, and careers" (GED Testing Service®).
Guest Participants will include:
- Martin D. Kehe, Vice President, Products, GED Testing Service®.
- CT Turner, Public Affairs Director, GED Testing Service®.
- Tracy Gardner, Senior Director of Assessment Services, GED Testing Service®.
- Debi Faucette, Senior Director of Field Outreach, GED Testing Service®.
To subscribe to this list, go to the Adult Literacy Professional Development Assessment Discussion List. For more information about the upcoming discussion, preparation materials, FAQs, videos and background information on the panelists, go to A Conversation about the GED 21st Century Initiative™.
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