September 22, 2014
New Program Provides Free GED Practice Tests: September 22 through October 3
(Topeka, Kansas) - Beginning today, students who visit a local adult education center can take GED practice tests for free through the See For Free program.
The program is intended to encourage more adult learners to visit adult education centers across Kansas that provide GED preparation classes for free, or at a very low cost. The practice test will help learners see if they are ready for the real GED test, and it gives them a free personalized study plan based on their results.
GED Testing Service’s See For Free promotion is being held in conjunction with National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, hosted by the National Coalition for Literacy, to help drive awareness of the importance of educational resources for adults in the United States. Today, there are approximately 230,000 Kansans who are without a high school credential.
GED Testing Service research data show that (nationally) the practice test is more than 95% predictive of how someone will score on the GED test – in Kansas, 97% of those who score in the “Likely to Pass” category on the practice test go on to pass the GED. Teachers and students can use this practice test as a real-time indicator of a student’s readiness. The detailed score report lists specific skills and knowledge the student needs to master to pass the GED test, helping educators customize what they need to teach a student and helping students focus on the specific content they need help with, decreasing the amount of study time and cutting down on guesswork.
“We’re proud to debut the See For Free program during National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, as nearly 1 in 5 Americans lack a high school diploma,” said Randy Trask, President of GED Testing Service. “It is critically important that we give encouragement and information to our friends, neighbors and family members who didn’t graduate high school about taking the first big step to a better life—to walk into their local adult education center or visit the GED.com website. This program is one more incentive for them to take that first step.”
To find a local adult education center, visit KansasGED.org.
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas, and the Board continues to administer Kan-ed, a program for facilitating and promoting distance learning and telemedicine in schools, libraries and hospitals.
Visit the Kansas Board of Regents online at www.kansasregents.org.
About GED Testing Service:
The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 19 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the one official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma.