GED - It's My Life !!!

High School Diploma / GED or the Abyss ? - by RKT

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It's YOUR LIFE !!!

Here at the Swartz Creek Community Schools Adult Education Program we empower our students to prepare a plan and follow through with it towards the GOAL of SUCCESS.


Our classes run Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


Ages 18 and UP !


Please call us for more information - 810-591-4380


Thank you


Richard Thompson

Dean of Students


Pat Rothney

Coordinator

What is YOUR Priority GOAL?

What are your Growth Targets?
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Are YOU sick of IT ?!!!

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SWARTZ CREEK ACADEMY & ADULT EDUCATION 2017 GRADUATES

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Prepare the American Workforce to Compete in the Global Economy

Right and a responsibility To achieve the goal

Point of No Return

A Fighting Chance at 4 Million Jobs

Righ now in the US, not enough people have the required skills or knowledge to fill available jobs. 4 million available jobs, in fact. The GED® test can help solve this economic need by opening the doors for millions of adult learners to college courses, apprenticeships and job training—the pathway adults need to gain skills and knowledge, fill these jobs, and care for their families.
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The GED® Test on Computer

Why

That’s why GED Testing Service made the decision to overhaul the test and build a program from the ground up, specifically for adult learners. We invested 5 years and tens of millions of dollars to provide the country with the standards-based and technology-enhanced test that the country and these adults need.
Shia LaBeouf TED Talk

The 2014 GED® Test Benefits

  • Only nationally recognized high school equivalency test developed by experts with a 70-year history in high school equivalency
  • Only test aligned with current high school standards (including grade 12 standards) and career- and college-readiness expectations
  • Delivered exclusively on computer which provides a consistent testing experience nationwide and improved passing rates
  • Same-day scoring on all four parts including the new score report for reporting and remediation
  • Offers two score levels:
    • GED® Passing Score: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate high school equivalency-level skills and abilities
    • GED® Passing Score with Honors: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate career- and college-readiness (CCR)

GED Climb to Success

enough people with the right skills and education. To bridge that gap, GED

Testing Service has built the only 2014 high school equivalency test

get those jobs. Skills and knowledge aligned with the College and Career

Readiness Standards for Adult Education recently produced by MPR

Associates, Inc. under contract from the U.S. Department of Education.

College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

The Crosswalk

This Crosswalk presents the direct alignment between the

2014 GED® test content areas and critical college and career

readiness standards presented by the U.S. Department of

Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).

The adult education standards are based on the Common

Core State Standards adopted by the majority of U.S.

states. Review the crosswalk and then visit our website to

learn more about how the 2014 GED® testing program is

helping build the educated and employed communities of

tomorrow.

The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

  • Four content areas:
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
      - Section 1 (35 minutes*)
      - Section 2 (45 minutes)
      - Student Break (10 minutes)
      - Section 3 (60 minutes*)
      *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
    • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
      - Part 1 - calculators not allowed
      - Part 2 - calculators allowed
    • Science (90 minutes)
    • Social Studies (90 minutes)
      - Section 1 (65 minutes)
      - Section 2 (25 minutes)
  • English and Spanish
  • 3 opportunities to test per year, per content area
  • Seven different item types:

    • Extended response
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Drop-down
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Hot spot
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer
  • Delivered on computer (not online)
  • Paper testing only available as an accommodation

Official GED Test Center

Randy Trask President of GED

Last 70 Years

18 million Americans

Higher jobs

Better wages

Brighter future

Must be in person
GED® Test Is Not Online
The Alex Experience: GED® Testing on Computer

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)

- Section 1 (35 minutes*)
- Section 2 (45 minutes)
- Student Break (10 minutes)
- Section 3 (60 minutes*)
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.

Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)

- Part 1 - calculators not allowed
- Part 2 - calculators allowed

Science (90 minutes)

Social Studies (90 minutes)

- Section 1 (65 minutes)
- Section 2 (25 minutes)

3 opportunities to test per year, per content area

Seven different item types:

  • Seven different item types:

    • Extended response
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Drop-down
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Hot spot
    • Multiple choice
    • Short answer

Item Overviews for GED

What have you done for yourself lately?

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Free Practice Test

  • Preview and practice with the content and technology that are part of the 2014 GED®test
  • Review the “answer explanation” on each question to confirm the correct answer and see explanations for why the other options were incorrect
  • Use the Companion Guide to understand which standards-based skill is being assessed in the questions on the free practice test

Tasks at hand

GED Testing on Computer Launch Kit

GED Promo

GED® Testing on Computer Website Copy

See below for three version of web copy: Long version, Short version, and sidebar version.

I. Long version

The GED® test on computer is here!

Register from the comfort of home, any day, at any time. [STATE/TESTING CENTER] now offers the GED® test on computer, a brand new way to take the test and earn your GED® credential. The GED® test on computer offers test-takers a better testing experience, featuring:

  • The Instant Score Report – In an era of instant everything, testing should be no different. Leave the testing center knowing the score you earned on the GED® test.

  • Easier User Experience – The 24/7 online registration and scheduling makes scheduling your test a breeze.

  • Your Test, Your Time – Each test-taker gets to test at his/her own pace. If a test-taker finishes before the allotted time has expired, there’s no more waiting for the entire room to finish.

Have a better testing experience with the GED® test on computer. Register today and find out where you can take the GED® test on computer in [STATE]. Remember: The GED® test must be taken in person, at an official GED® testing center.

With the GED® test on computer, success is just clicks away™. Register today at http://www.GEDcomputer.com.


II. Short version

Take Your GED® Test on Computer

Know your test score before you leave the center. [STATE/TESTING CENTER] now offers the GED® test on computer, a brand new way to take today’s test and earn your GED® credential. The GED® test on computer offers test-takers a better testing experience, featuring:

  • Instant score results
  • 24/7 registration and scheduling online
  • Finish one section, move on to the next at your own pace

The GED® test on computer is a convenient new way to test. Register today and find out where you can take the GED® test on computer in [STATE]. Remember: The GED® test must be taken in person, at an official GED® testing center.

With the GED® test on computer, success is just clicks away™. Register today at www.GEDcomputer.com.

III. Sidebar version

Success is Just Clicks Away™

With the GED® test on computer, success is just clicks away™. [STATE/TESTING CENTER] now offers the GED® test on computer, a brand new way to take today’s test and earn your GED® credential. Register today at www.GEDcomputer.com.

Contact National

GED Testing Service Public Affairs Contact for Questions and Additional Information:

Armando Diaz

Public Affairs Specialist

E: Armando.Diaz@GEDtestingservice.com

Ph: 202/471.2157

Richard Thompson

Dean of Students