ERIC Number: ED425169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
GED Items. The Newsletter of the GED Testing Service, 1998.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
This document consists of the five issues of the newsletter of the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service: January/February, March/April, May/June, September/October, and November/December. Each issue contains information of interest to users of the GED examinations. The feature article for the January/February issue is "Next Generation of GED Tests: Blue Prints Leave the Drawing Board" by Katherine S. Woodward. This article is a discussion of plans for the new GED tests that are now ready to enter the research and evaluation stage. Other articles discuss economic gain and equivalency examinations, the use of educational technology in adult education, algebra instruction, writing instruction, and ensuring the currency of the GED. The March/April issue features"Admissions and Scholarships for GED Graduates: Guidelines for Interpreting Scores," an update of a GED fact sheet, as well as articles on the value of GED testing for the community, making accommodations for specific learning disabilities, and finding financial aid for college. The May/June issue features "Honeywell Honors 15 Toronto Employees with GED Graduation Ceremony" by John Allston. Honeywell was one of the first companies in Toronto (Canada) to bring GED tests to its employees. Other articles in this issue discuss the overestimation of college costs by many parents and a training program on learning disabilities for GED examiners. The feature article for the September/October issue is "Higher Minimum Score Standard for GED Diploma Affects Passing Rate." Other articles discuss a GED graduate's story; new Section 10 Appendix G of the 1997 "GED Examiner's Manual"; and 2001-series GED tests, where the practice of permitting each jurisdiction to set its own policy concerning combining of scores across "generations" of the test will end. The feature article of the November/December issue, "GED's Highest Honor Goes to Program Leader," discusses the recipient of the 1998 Cornelius P. Turner award. Other articles in this issue discuss the Internet delivery of GED Preparation 1; a campaign to debunk college expense myths, and misconceptions; and how GED examiners can ensure that the Annual Statistical Report (ASR) is accurate and published on time. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. General Educational Development Testing Service.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests