Education

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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2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

With the addition of a new year, we continue to inch closer to the implementation of the 2014 GED® Test. As an educator, being prepared for the new test is extremely important if you want your students to be successful. Read more about 2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

What is Student Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

“Student engagement” is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. Let’s take a look at what it means for you.

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ATB Testing at the State Level

Since the removal of federal financial aid for students without a high school diploma or the equivalent, ATB testing has become a confusing area for many institutions. Guidelines at the state level and in the regulations of some accrediting bodies have not been updated, resulting in many calls to our support team. Hopefully this article will clear up some of the uncertainty around the use of ATB tests for purposes other than Title IV funding. Read more about ATB Testing at the State Level

Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Being a substitute teacher is a tough job. They have to try to memorize dozens of names in a day. They have to try to keep order while educating students who often don’t give respect to substitutes. They’ve probably been hit in the back by spitballs, pencil erasers, paper airplanes and the occasional foam football. They have to demonstrate the patience of a chess master, adaptability of a chameleon and discipline of a drill sergeant. Read more about Finding Good Substitute Teachers

Non-Proctored vs. Proctored Assessments

Now more than ever, efficiency is at a premium for employers and educational institutions, as both are trying to find ways to do more with less time and fewer resources. To meet this demand, institutions might consider using a non-proctored assessment (vs. a proctored one), meaning they can be taken from any location with a high-speed Internet connection, and at any time convenient to the test taker. 

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What is the Difference Between the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and GAIN?

Given my occupation, I spend a great deal of time meeting with people and discussing our products. One question I am often asked is what is the difference between the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)®. While they both assess basic math and verbal skills, their purposes are very different.

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The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising.

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Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

With enrollment in higher education down, it is now more important than ever that we do everything possible to bring in student candidates that have the best opportunities to succeed and stay through completion. This starts with the student admissions process.

First, we need to start by testing every student applicant. This means making sure you’re asking the right questions, like: Read more about Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

Computer Skills Needed for GED 2014

Using a computer isn’t a skill everyone has. This video touches on some of the things your students will need to know to take the GED.

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