Adult Education

Student Retention: What Do You Do When “Life Happens”

When adult educators get together and discuss their concerns, student retention is always mentioned as a major issue. This should not come as a surprise, though, because adult education is tasked with serving those most in need.

Adult students come to your classes for a multitude of reasons: Read more about Student Retention: What Do You Do When “Life Happens”

Only 6 Months Left to Avoid GED Reset!

Do you have students who have passed portions of the GED test, but not all? Or, have some taken the entire test, but don’t have the minimum overall score? Maybe they have not been able to get a passing score on the essay. Whatever the situation, you and those students are feeling very stressed because time is running out! Read more about Only 6 Months Left to Avoid GED Reset!

6 Social Media Activities for Adult Educators

As Adult Education programs struggle to manage shrinking budgets, many are looking “outside the box” for ways to increase funding. In fact, many programs have started to look into utilizing social media as a fundraising tool.

However, employing social media within Adult Education can have benefits beyond merely fundraising. Creating a social network can also have a positive impact on student retention and motivation, as well as promote learning through new platforms. Read more about 6 Social Media Activities for Adult Educators

The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

The Common Core Standards (CCS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Read more about The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

Should You Share Test Scores With the Test Taker?

An administrative question our clients commonly pose is whether test scores need to be shared with job applicants. This issue generally arises when a non-competitive applicant requests information regarding their test score due to the perception that the test was the basis of having their application rejected. The intent of this article is to summarize the issues surrounding these requests and discuss whether employers should release this information. Read more about Should You Share Test Scores With the Test Taker?

GAIN and the 2014 GED Test

As we continue to get closer to the implementation of the new 2014 GED assessment, I have gotten a lot of questions surrounding how this will affect use of the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)® basic skills test. 

My answer: it doesn’t!

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Congress at Work on WIA Reauthorization

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced The Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (“SKILLS”) Act (H.R. 803) on February 25, 2013 and on Wednesday, March 6th. It was passed out of the House Education and Workforce Committee. Read more about Congress at Work on WIA Reauthorization

How to be an Award-Winning Adult Ed Program

Dr. Ginny Simmons has served for seven years as Director of the Adult and Community Education program for Horry County Schools in South Carolina. Additionally, she acts as Director of the Regional Adult Education Technical Assistance Center, an initiative of the South Carolina State Department of Education. Dr. Simmons recently sat down with the ABE/WIA Advisor staff to discuss her award-winning program. Read more about How to be an Award-Winning Adult Ed Program

Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

Cognitive ability assessments measure a person’s ability to understand instructions, learn, adapt, solve problems and handle the mental demands of a specific job. Read more about Why Cognitive Ability Makes a Difference

What is Learning Outcomes?

Do you know if your students really have the necessary skills to be successful in the workplace? John Picone discusses what is learning outcomes and how you can be confident your students are achieving what they should be. 

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