Charles A. Jones Center to offer prep classes for new GED test
by Dr. Sue Gilmore, Director of Adult Education

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On January 2, 2014, GED Testing Service will unveil a new assessment that ensures the GED® testing program is not 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.

A GED® test graduate must remain competitive with students who complete their high school credentials in a traditional manner. Evidence suggests that test-takers who demonstrate fluency with the skills measured in the new assessment will be better prepared for what they plan to do with their lives. A graduate will no longer hold just a high school equivalency credential, but a roadmap for life’s success. It’s a stepping-stone toward a college classroom or a better career and a family sustaining wage.

Beginning in November, the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center will begin offering Test Preparation for the 2014 GED Test. It focuses on core reading and critical thinking-skills in all four areas of the new test (language arts, mathematical, science and social studies.)

Click here to learn more about the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center.