New assessment for GED takers

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Beginning January 2014, the GED Testing Service will “unveil a new assessment” for test-takers. The comprehensive program will be entirely computer-based and can be accessed from any library or from home.

To better explain the changes coming up, go to the GED Testing Service website at http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/home. It is important to become familiar with the revisions to make sure you do not lose any of the previous test scores you may have accumulated prior to the new exam. Click on the link “Test-Takers” for more details.

Here is some of the basic information about the new assessment you will want to know:

It is the only nationally recognized high school equivalency test developed by experts with a 70-year history in high school equivalency

It is the only test aligned with current high school standards (including grade 12 standards) and career- and college-readiness expectations

It is delivered exclusively on computer which provides a consistent testing experience nationwide and improved passing rates

There is same-day scoring on all four parts including the new score report for reporting and remediation

VickieHardinIt 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

There are four content areas:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Some of the exams may take longer to complete. In order to accommodate our patrons on the day of testing the library offers extended use of the computers. When you reserve a computer be sure to let the library staff know you will be testing to prevent any lag time during the exams.

Book it to the Bossier Libraries for a brighter future.

Make a note:

The Bossier Libraries Fall Festivals are coming up on these dates. Be prepared to have a good time playing games, making crafts, and of course there will be candy giveaways.

  • Tuesday, October 29:

Bossier Central, 10a.m.—6p.m.

Aulds, 11a.m.—2p.m.

Benton, 10a.m.—5p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 30:

East-80, 10a.m.—5p.m.

Haughton, 3:30p.m.—5p.m.

  • Monday, November 4 through Sunday, November 17, has been designated as Fine Free Weeks. In exchange for non-perishable food items the library will waive late fees. (This does not apply to overdue laptops or lost or damaged items.)

 

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“Catch and Release” by Lawrence Block

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“Cheaper, Better, Faster” by Mary Hunt

“In Sickness as in Health” by Barbara Kivowitz

 

Vickie Hardin is Outreach Specialist for the Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at vhardin@state.lib.la.us