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Demo of the GED Compass, a website that helps prospective GED test takers find GED programs and reserve seats in GED Tests in New York City

Demo of the GED Compass, a website that helps prospective GED test takers find GED programs and reserve seats in GED Tests in New York City

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  • 1. May 8, 2011
    GED Compass
  • 2. The GED Compass is a website that contains:
    Information about the GED test in New York
    Information about the Official Practice Test
    Trustworthy links related to the GED test for prospective test takers
    Videos of GED students of all ages, people who have passed the GED, parents of GED students, and GED Teachers
    GED Program Locator
    GED Test Seat Reservation System
    What is the GED Compass?
    2
  • 3. Designed for prospective GED Test takers, pre-GED students, parents of GED students, counselors, GED Test site personnel, GED Prep Program staff, and policy makers
    Currently have 1907 registered users
    In the last year we have had 18,054 site visits with 97,221 page views.
    Who uses the GED Compass
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  • 4. Google Analytics
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  • 5. Google Analytics
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  • 6. What the GED Compass looks like
    GED Compass for New York City and for New York State will contain most of the same content
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  • 7. The two places the content will be different are
    the Program Locator
    the Seat Reservation System
    as the search criteria will change depending on the user’s selected location
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  • 8. Find a Free Education Program
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  • 9. Find a Free Education Program
    Click on the Go to Program Locator link
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  • 10. A screen will come up with a map of New York State and a list of all the counties.
    The user is asked to select the county where they would like to take a class
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  • 11. Depending on the county the user selects, a different list of search criteria will come up.
    For New York City the search criteria will look like this:
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  • 12. In New York City because of age constraints we narrow the search by asking the user to indicate if they are over or under 17
    In the rest of New York State the same thing can be done or programs can stipulate what ages they serve as part of their program description
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  • 13. For counties outside New York City the search criteria could include:
    county
    zip code
    bus routes
    driving directions
    type of instruction
    age
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  • 14. Depending on the search criteria selected by the user, a list of programs will appear.
    If a zip code is included the results will be listed based on proximity and will include the distance to the education program.
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  • 15. When the user selects the program they want to learn more about, the Program Details page appears which displays:
    Contact information
    Courses available
    Days available
    Directions
    A Google map
    Other pertinent program information
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  • 16. Sign up for the GED Test
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  • 17. Sign up for the GED Test
    Click on the Sign up for the GED Test
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  • 18. A screen will come up with a map of New York State and a list of all the counties.
    The user is asked to select the county where they would like to take the GED Test
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  • 19. Depending on the county the user selects, a different list of search criteria will come up.
    Location and test date are the basic search criteria.
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  • 20. Managing Test Reservations
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  • 21. On GED Compass website, click on the Sign-in box and enter your Test Manager user name and password
    Test Manager Login
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  • 22. As a Test Site Manager, your homepage includes
    My Profile
    My Messages
    My Sites
    My Schedule
    Review Applicants
    Test Site Manager Homepage
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  • 23. My Messages is where you can compose, send, and review messages to entire test cohorts by test date
    My Messages
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  • 24. My Sites is where you can add or edit test site information
    My Sites
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  • 25. My Schedule is where you can add New Test Dates and edit existing test dates
    My Schedule
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  • 26. Review Applicants allows you to review all the applicants who have reserved seats by test date.
    Review Applicants
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  • 27. After you select an applicant you can also view their application and confirm their registration
    Review Applicants
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  • 28. Adding New Test Date
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  • 29. To add a new test date:
    • Click on the My Schedule Tab
    • 30. Click Add a New Test Date
    • 31. On the next screen, select a date
    • 32. Select a test site
    • 33. Click Insert
    Adding a New Test Date
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  • 34. After clicking Insert, this screen will appear where you can add more information about the test date including:
    Adding a New Test Date
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  • 40. Once you click Update the information will calculate and show the amount of seat available to the public.
    The Private seats can only be assigned internally by your staff.
    Adding a New Test Date
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  • 41. Reserving a Seat as a Public User
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  • 42. On GED Compass website, click on the Sign-in box and enter your public user name and password
    Public User Login
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  • 43. As a Public User, your homepage includes
    My Account
    My Profile
    Reserve a Seat
    My Application
    GED Checklist
    Test Date Note
    Public User Homepage
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  • 44. My Account shows you application and registration status, any messages sent by test sites and any general alerts
    My Account
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  • 45. My Profile includes questions that help identify the specific documents the user will need when registering for the GED test.
    The user can also change their password here
    MyProfile
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  • 46. Reserve a Seat is where the user can search for a test date by various criteria.
    For the State version we will add other criteria like County
    Reserve a Seat
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  • 47. Reserve a Seat
    Once the user has clicked Search, a list of test sites and dates appears. The user can select the test they want to reserve.
    In New York City if the user has indicated that they are under 18 years of age, they will see contact information for referral centers that can counsel them on the best way for them to access the GED test.
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  • 48. Once a test is selected, the contact information and other test dates at the same site will be displayed.
    Clicking Select will reserve a seat at that test date
    Reserve a Seat
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  • 49. My Application allows the user to fill out the entire GED Application online and save it.
    For ease of use it is broken into multiple sections which are saved separately so the user can stop and continue at any time.
    My Application
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  • 50. The GED Checklist will show the user where they are in the process of reserving a GED Test seat and completing all the supporting documentation
    GED Checklist
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  • 51. The Test Date Note will include the test date the user has reserved and indicate if the document review is pending or completed.
    Test Date Note
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  • 52. Contact:
    Nell Eckersley NellE@LACNYC.ORG
    Venu ThelekkatVenuT@LACNYC.ORG
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    Questions?