Adult Education

How to Prepare Your Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce

A decade ago we didn’t have Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Now there are occupations centered on social media marketing. Ten years before that we didn’t have smart phones. Now our society is virtually dependant on them. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and things that we never imagined were possible, we can no longer live without.

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Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

I talk to ABE instructors many times a day, and over the years have assembled a list of helpful resources that can offer inspiration, how-to advice, and professional guidance. I’m going to share my top 10 resources for adult education teachers. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section below. Read more about Top 10 Resources for Adult Education Teachers

Driving Students Towards Work Readiness

The job market is changing and employers are demanding different sets of skills. How do you make sure your students are ready for it?

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Making Remedial Education Work

Not all students enter post secondary school with same level of basic skills. Through remediation, schools can serve a broader population and ensure that all incoming students will have the minimum skills to be successful.

Unfortunately, remedial education, or Dev Ed, is often referred to as “the graveyard of higher education.” Data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals that 83% of students in remedial reading classes and 73% of students in remedial math classes drop out – a very high attrition rate. Read more about Making Remedial Education Work

How to Help Your Students Get Higher GED Math Scores

According to a study conducted by the GED® Testing Service of actual GED® Test candidates, the candidates who do not pass the GED test of mathematics - both those who are close to passing and those who failed miserably - consistently miss the same types of questions and are selecting the same wrong answers.

The most often missed questions are: Read more about How to Help Your Students Get Higher GED Math Scores

Getting Beyond Remedial Classes

In this short video, Bradley Olufs discusses the importance of helping your students master the basics before you let them take the GED and move on with their careers and/or education. 

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The Top 5 Changes to the GED Test for 2014

Are you curious about the new GED test scheduled for release in 2014? Take a look at our video outlining five of the most impactful changes.

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Aligning Skills with Career Pathways

In order to ensure our students go on to have long, happy and successful careers, we need to make sure we’re guiding them down the right path. This video discusses four different techniques for helping your students succeed in their career pathway.

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Top 20 Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree

Preparing for NRS Reporting Changes

It seems so long ago since state directors, adult education stakeholders, and the OVAE staff met to make changes regarding follow-up measures. But the time has come, and these changes will go into effect in just a few weeks.

What's changing? While in the past, the NRS relied on student self-reported goals like “earn my GED,” effective July 1, 2012, students will automatically be entered into the following cohorts: Read more about Preparing for NRS Reporting Changes

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