Up-to-date information on High School Equivalency in Virginia:
- The next two charts provide an overview of the GED® Testing Program in Virginia since its inception on January 1, 2014:
High School Equivalency Specialist
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Click on this link to see the full PDF document for GED statistics for Virginia in FY 2011/2012.
The Danville Adult and Career Education Center is doing its part to help crack down on the issue of fake GED certificates and high school diplomas that are being issued by companies on the Internet.
Jackie Rochford, coordinator of the Danville ACEC, said that people obtaining fake GED certificates and high school diplomas has been an issue for years, but GED testing centers are seeing more of the problem. Rochford said that most people realize they have been scammed when they take the fake certificate or diploma to an employer, job training or a university.
Rochford explains that people who work in college or university admissions offices are trained to know the difference between a real certificate and a fake one. She said that in order to gain admission to any college or university, a GED or high school diploma must be sent from the high school or testing center directly to the college’s admissions office. Rochford said that admissions offices do not accept any diploma or GED certificate brought in by a student.
“People go with whatever certificate they think they’ve earned, and usually the college says they cannot accept it because it is not a real GED certificate or high school program,” said Rochford. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Get ready for the changes in the GED®! The new assessments will be launched in 2014. Click here to access the new guide. Chapters 1-3 are currently available.
The new GED® test will be a stepping-stone toward a college classroom, better careers, and a family-sustaining wage. The new assessment—scheduled to launch in January 2014—will be built to measure new test-taker skills, while continuing to serve as an opportunity to earn a high school credential.
The 2008 GED Annual Statistical Report (pdf) is full of interesting information about who is taking the GED test and how they are doing. The information is by state. Click here.
GED Testing Service has released the research study, Young GED Examinees and Their Performance on the GED Tests.
This study provides a comprehensive picture of GED examinees between 16 and 19 years old. What are their characteristics and how do state policies on minimum age influence their test performance? Study results show that younger GED examinees needing additional documentation and approval before testing performed comparably to examinees at the states’ standard minimum age. States with stricter age requirements may possibly encourage early test-takers to thoroughly prepare. In addition, the study suggests that taking and passing a practice test has a positive association with obtaining a GED credential. –GED Testing Service
The full report can be found on the GED Testing Service web site at this link: http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/pubs/gedts_research.htm.