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About 2014

On January 2, 2014, GED Testing Service unveiled a new assessment in all jurisdictions (except Canada and International) that ensures the GED® testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but a springboard for more education, training, and better-paying jobs.

The new assessment continues 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: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies - 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 GED graduate no longer holds 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.

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Resources

General GED  |   Typing Skills  |   Study Aids

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General GED®

2014 GED Automated Updates: Stay informed about the changes for the 2014 GED test by signing up for automated updates.
2014 GED Item Sampler: If you looked at the Item Sampler when it was first released, go back and take another look. 16 additional questions (4 in each area) were added in November.
GED Testing Service: The GED testing program is the only high school equivalency credential recognized by all 50 states.
Spanish GED365: This site gives information about the 2014 GED test in Spanish.
Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED Test: GED Testing Service has created an eight-week program to help adult educators become better acquainted with the 2014 GED test.

Study Aids

Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree.org: The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free!
GED Testing Service Informational Videos: The GEDTS, the official creator of the GED Tests, has released a series of videos that answer frequently asked questions about the GED Testing process.
Khan Academy Math Videos: The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. There are 1200+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance, recorded by Salman Khan. We have selected several instructional math videos that will help prepare you for passing the GED Tests. To access all of the Khan Academy videos.

Typing Skills

NEW: Keyboarding Skills: Improve or Maintain Computer Keyboarding Skills
actden (Digital Education Network): A site with numerous interactive tutorials for software such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Basic Computer Skills Curriculum: On this site, you will find lesson modules covering basic computer skills.
Free Typing Game.Net: This site provides a variety of typing games, lessons, and practice tests.
Goodtyping: This program provides 27 graduated lessons designed to help students learn to use their entire keyboard correctly. Registration is required. This site allows users to select from several different languages.
Internet4Classrooms: This site provides links for different typing resources as well technology lesson plans.
Kaukuntla, K. Kiran’s typing tutor 1.0: This basic typing tutor program provides typing lessons, practice, and games. Download the program from Kaukuntla, K. Kiran.
Keybr.com: This fun typing test checks speed and accuracy using nonsense words.
Laptop Language: Keyboarding: This website provides many online lessons on keyboarding skills.
Learn 2 Type: Offers free online typing lessons and tests. Registration is required.
MindFlash: This site provides links to websites that focus on different types of computer skills including: computer literacy, keyboarding, and mouse skills.
Mousercise! This site will help students develop coordination using a mouse.
Omaha Public Library offers a wide variety of FREE computer classes to anyone interested in learning.
Online Typing Games: Fun games improve students’ typing scores. If students register, it keeps track of their scores.
Palm Beach county Library System. Mousing Around: This program provides practice for using the mouse, such as clicking and dragging skills.
Power Typing: This site offers typing lessons as well as five typing games that students can use to develop their skills.
RATATYPE.co: Learn to type faster and for free with Ratatype typing tutor. User friendly. No downloading. No intrusive ads.
Sense-Lang.Org: This program is web-based but is also available for use offline. Sense Language provides the option of creating individualized typing activities or using the standardized lessons. The typing program has useful timing options and audio feedback features to help students develop their typing skills.
Shambles.Net: This site provides a listing of various online typing websites.
That quiz! This site has lots of drag-and-drop (check out the "cells" under Science and the "fish" under Measurement), plenty of fill-in-the-blank, and many, many click-on multiple choice items.
Typing Tests: This site provides typing lessons, games, and activities.
TypingWeb: TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor and keyboarding tutorial for all skill levels. The site includes entertaining typing games and tests and will track a student’s progress.
Web Solutions for Improving Typing Skills: Browse through the various resources here to start learning how to type quickly and accurating.
Webwise: From the British Broadcast Company (BBC): This site gives an introduction to computers, plus games and activities for using the mouse and keyboard.

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