ERIC Number: ED341873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
GED Days in the Lehigh Valley.
Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, PA.
Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) business, education, and service representatives offered residents of a two-county work force a chance to take the General Educational Development (GED) test for free and improve basic skills. Lehigh Valley census data indicated that one-third of the 650,000 population lacked a high school diploma, yet fewer than 500 were tested annually. Between November 10-17, 1990, 174 adults aged 17-67 were sponsored by 16 companies within 3 Chambers of Commerce in an initial one-time, free testing event. A total of 124 eventually graduated. A GED brochure was developed in conjunction with this project. The project's goals were met: to test a large number of individuals at no cost and to increase public awareness of the test and instructional programs. (Seven appendices, the bulk of the document, correspond to sections in the report: GED committee; company involvement; publicity materials; rotary proposal; practice testing; screening, registration, testing; and recognition ceremony. In addition, two other sections are included in the report: results and final thoughts; and financing.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce, PA.
Identifiers: Chambers of Commerce; General Educational Development Tests; Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley); 353 Project
Note: For related documents, see CE 060 422-423.