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    • 1. Preparing for 2014 and Beyond: High School Equivalency in California Diane Hernandez, State GED® Administrator Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division November 8, 2013 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • 2. Presentation Overview TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Implementing Computer-Based Testing (CBT) • New GED Test • GED Regulations, Potential for Other Tests • Transitional Waiver Program • Closeout of the 2002 Series GED Test 2
    • 3. Implementing CBT TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • The Current 2002 Series GED test is being offered in the computer-based format • Test takers can access an online registration and scheduling system • Test takers receive instant score reports on four of the five content areas 3
    • 4. CBT (cont.) Sites Delivering the GED Test on Computer as of September 2013 TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ABC Adult School Crossroads Charter Academy Allan Hancock College Antelope Valley Adult School Baldwin Park Adult School Butte Community College Cerro Coso Community College Chula Vista Adult School Clovis Adult Education Desert Edge High School Escondido Adult School Fresno Adult School Glenn Adult Program Hacienda La Puente Adult Education Hayward Adult School Hemet Adult School Irvine Valley College Los Angeles Trade Technical College • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mt. San Jacinto College Merced Adult School Metropolitan Adult Education Program Nevada Union Adult Education Oxnard College Placer School for Adults Riverside Adult School Rowland Adult and Community Education San Diego State - Imperial Valley Campus Shasta College Ventura Continuing Adult Education Ukiah Adult School Visalia Adult School Vista Adult Education Center Woodland Adult Education 4
    • 5. CBT (cont.) Site Options TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction There are four options available to become a Pearson VUE Testing Center (PVTC) and offer CBT: 1.Authorized PVTC 2.Fixed Additional Site (contractually linked to the parent site with an Exhibit B) 3.Mobile Additional Site (contractually linked to the parent site with an Exhibit B) 4.GED – Only Site 5
    • 6. CBT (cont.) Site Options TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction Option 1: Authorized PVTC A fixed, physical, testing site that is independently authorized to offer the full range of Pearson VUE tests pursuant to the PVTC contract. Option 2: Fixed Additional Site (contractually linked to the parent site with an Exhibit B) An additional, fixed, physical testing site that is linked to, operated by and dependent on a PVTC and its PVTC contract. 6
    • 7. CBT (cont.) Site Options TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction Option 3: Mobile Additional Site (contractually linked to the parent site with an Exhibit B) A mobile, laptop-based testing platform that is linked to, operated by and dependent on a PVTC and its PVTC contract. Option 4: GED – Only Site A fixed, physical testing site that is independently authorized to offer only the GED test on computer. 7
    • 8. CBT (cont.) Site Options Resources TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction For more information on Authorized PVTCs refer to the Toolkit link at the following Web site : http:// www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/offercbt For more information on Fixed Additional Sites contact Pearson VUE Channel Sales at 800-247-8719 or e-mail at PVAcademic@pearson.com For more information on Mobile Additional Sites refer to the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/mobile For more information on GED – Only Sites refer to the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/offerCBT 8
    • 9. The CBT Experience TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • More than 200,000 GED test modules delivered since January 2013. • Test takers are passing at a higher rate Pass rate on computer – 88 percent Pass rate on paper – 71 percent • Test takers are finishing faster • Test takers are more likely to retake a CBT 9
    • 10. New GED Test Key Facts Attribute 2002 Test 2014 Test Launch date January 2002 January 2, 2014 Languages English, Spanish, and French English and Spanish Delivery mode • • • • Delivery locations GED secure testing centers Pearson VUE secure testing centers Content High school content determined by survey committee members Career and collegeready content aligned with Common Core State Standards TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paper Computer (2013) Computer Paper – limited accommodations and Transitional Waiver Program 10
    • 11. New GED Test TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • The GED® test battery will be comprised of four content areas: 1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 150 minutes 2. Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes 3. Science: 90 minutes 4. Social Studies: 90 minutes • Test takers may test three times each year. In 2015, test takers may test more than three times per year • Annual testing opportunity expanded – retest opportunities up to seven times in a 12-month year 11
    • 12. New GED Test Score Scale TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • New GED test will be on a scale of 100 to 200 with high school equivalency Passing Standard on each content module set at 150 • Battery passing score will be sum of the 4 module passing scores for a total of 600 • Because standardization and norming study data will be fit to the new scale and passing centered at 150, the upper and lower limits may end up at values slightly different from 200 and 100; those values will be announced this fall 12
    • 13. New GED Test TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction Seven different item types: •Multiple-choice •Fill-in-the-blank •Drag-and-drop •Hot-spots •Drop-down •Short-answer •Extended-response 13
    • 14. New Content Area and Focus Reading-Language Arts TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Reading closely, writing clearly, and editing and understanding the use of standard written English in context • Marshaling evidence and analyzing arguments while also expressing oneself clearly and fluently in writing • Correctly applying basic grammar and usage conventions and also determining meanings of unfamiliar words from context 14
    • 15. New Content Area and Focus Mathematical Reasoning TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Executing and applying core computations with precision and fluency • Applying both quantitative and algebraic reasoning skills to a broad range of real-life, workplace, and academic contexts 15
    • 16. New Content Area and Focus Science TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Applying scientific reasoning skills to content drawn from the three domains of Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science • Understanding scientific content pertaining to two focusing themes: “Health and the Human Body” and “Energy” 16
    • 17. New Content Area and Focus Social Studies TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Applying social studies reasoning skills to content drawn from the four domains of Civics and Government, United States History, Economics, and Geography and the World • Analyzing source documents and interpreting data represented in a variety of social-studiesrelevant ways, including maps, graphs and tables 17
    • 18. New GED Test Overall Implications for Instruction TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Incorporate use of and comfort with technology • Increase emphasis on: – Critical thinking skills – Application in all content areas • Teach content so that learners are able to demonstrate skills and competencies. –Don’t just emphasize test taking strategies • Teaching of writing to emphasize skills of analysis and the ability to read critically to identify and draw on evidence in source material 18
    • 19. New GED Test TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction How to prepare to teach test takers: • Download and read the Assessment Guide for Educators • Access the Item Samplers • Watch the 2014 GED Test Webinars • Access the GED Test: A Content Comparison • Teacher’s Guide to the 2014 GED Test 19
    • 20. New GED Test Resources TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • The assessment guide is in PDF format and may be downloaded at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/assessment-guidefor-educators • The item sampler is available at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/itemsampler • The 2014 GED Test Webinars are available at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/exploring-the-2014ged-test-webinar-archive • The teacher’s Guide is available at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014-guide 20
    • 21. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction The GED Test: A Content Comparison and all other resources for educators and administrators may be access at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/ resources-educators 21
    • 22. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test •GED Ready will be available this fall and can be purchased in bundles for your testing or adult education center. •Official Launch: November 2013 •Distribution: Through select publishers •Platform: Computer, like the official test 22
    • 23. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction GED Ready: The Official Practice Test Continued Computer-based delivery GED Ready has the same look and feel as the real GED test, but is half the length. Test takers who try GED Ready will get firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators. Instant score Evaluate your test takers’ instant GED Ready scores and decide if they’re prepared to test. You’ll be able to identify areas of strength and weakness and immediately work on improvements. Focused study plans GED Ready will be synced to publisher books and courses to help you create targeted study plans for your test-takers. When someone finishes GED Ready, they’ll receive specific guidance on what to study in publishers’ test prep materials. 23
    • 24. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction The Publisher Prep Materials may be access at the following Web site: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/2014publishers Some of the publishers include: A+ by K12 Ed2go Aztec Software Kaplan Test Prep Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Learning Express GED Academy Edmentum i-Pathways Castle Learning online Paxen Peterson’s KET New Readers Press Teknimedia REA Math Media My Foundations Lab 24
    • 25. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction MyGED™ •Start-to-finish online program for test takers and those who work with them. A flexible system that helps learners prepare for and succeed on the GED Test, getting them closer to career and college goals •Launching December 2013, MyGED™ will be the entry-point for all 2014 GED test activities •Educators – connect with students and customize preparation for greater success 25
    • 26. The GED Test Resources (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON MyGED™: State Superintendent of Public Instruction •A personalized online program that guides test takers through the entire testing process and assists in post-secondary transitions •Get jurisdiction-specific information •Prepare online with selected study materials using the study tool wizard •Register •Request accommodations •Schedule test and re-test •Review test day tips •View and print enhanced score reports with study recommendations •Order transcripts and diploma •Transition to college & careers 26
    • 27. GED Regulations TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • On July 30, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the California Department of Education (CDE) proposed amendments to the existing GED regulations. References to tests owned by the American Council on Education and the GED were removed from the regulations • The Office of Administrative Law approved the GED regulations on September 25, 2013 and they will become effective on January 1, 2014 • Information regarding State Board Items related to the GED Test, may be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/rr/ 27
    • 28. GED Regulations, Potential for Other Tests TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • The approved GED regulations provides the CDE the opportunity and flexibility to explore options that may lead to alternative assessments • Alternative assessments must be approved by the SBE • Test takers that pass any assessments approved by the SBE will earn a high school equivalency certificate 28
    • 29. Transitional Waiver Program TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • The Transitional Waiver Program is a limited, time-bound program for affected correctional or locked facilities that would allow the staff to continue to administer the paperbased 2002 Series GED Test • The CDE has been approved for the Transitional Waiver Program • The CDE is still accepting applications from testing centers interested in applying for the Transitional Waiver Program • If your testing center or facility would need to be covered by this waiver, please contact our office by phone at 916-4459438 or by e-mail at GEDoffic@cde.ca.gov 29
    • 30. Closeout of the 2002 GED® Test TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction The core campaign message to GED® test takers: Your future is calling. By completing the GED® test, you can answer the call. Complete the GED® test by the end of 2013, and then go on to college, a better job, the respect you deserve, and the accomplishment of earning you high school credential. 30
    • 31. Closeout of the 2002 GED Test (cont.) TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction • Professionals without access to GED AccessPoint™ log in at the following Web site: www.Gedtestingservice.com/educators/brandcen tral/intro • All materials for 2002 Series Closeout Campaign will be free of charge and include free shipping • All order and shipping confirmations will come from GED Testing Service® Storefront 31
    • 32. GED Contact Information TOM TORLAKSON State Superintendent of Public Instruction Policy and General Information High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office 916-445-9438 GEDoffic@cde.ca.gov 32

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