The Edmond Sun

Education

January 3, 2014

GED launches new program

OKLA. CITY — GED Program launched a new program Jan. 2, which includes features that haven’t been available in the past and are unique to the program.

With the launch of the organization’s new MyGED website, which can be found online at GED.com, a free site that will help adults register for, take and be better prepared for the GED test, is now available. Beyond the basics of testing, it will help students identify career pathways and more easily navigate to jobs and into college training programs required for most of today’s job openings.

 The new GED program was overhauled to better prepare adults without a high school diploma for higher education and the workforce. The comprehensive, start-to-finish 2014 program uses technology to help students prepare for, pass and progress beyond the GED test to find better jobs with better wages. The 2014 GED test is the only high school equivalency program fully aligned to state college and career readiness standards.

 Some of the new features students can use on the GED.com website include:

• A one-stop resource for registration, preparation and more.

• Tools to develop personalized study plans and find study materials or in-person classes.

• A skills assessment to help test-takers match skills with possible careers and focus on career plans to get to better jobs with better wages.

• Access to information and resources to help test-takers apply for college or training programs and fill out financial aid forms.

• An official practice test that shows test-takers their strengths and where they need to improve, including specific pages to study in their training materials at home and online.

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