Assessment Guide for Educators
(Updated: December 2013)

The Assessment Guide for Educators is a frontline resource for adult educators and administrators to better understand the new GED® assessment from the ground up. We’ll dissect the new assessment and explain the decisions behind new item types, assessment targets, and other issues.

The new assessment—being launched in 2014—will continue to measure high school equivalency. But it doesn’t stop there. GED Testing Service takes a giant step forward by measuring skills associated with success in a variety of pathways, including college coursework and job training programs.

The Assessment Guide for Educators will guide you through the new assessment and highlight item types, assessment targets, guidelines for how items will be scored, and much more.

More than 6,000 people downloaded one of the three chapters in the Assessment Guide for Educators when it was released in March 2012. It’s your turn to hear directly from the experts at GED Testing Service about what will be in the new assessment. As a result of feedback from the field, the Guide was updated in December 2013 to answer your questions and provide additional clarity. The July and Decmebr 2013 update consists of changes to Chapters 2 and 3 only; Chapter 1 remains unchanged from the November 2012 edition.

Download the guide today and start talking to colleagues about how we can work together to prepare adults for a brighter future.

 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

You can download the entire three-chapter Guide with the "Complete Assessment Guide for Educators" link directly below, or you can choose to download individual chapters:

Complete Assessment Guide for Educators (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators - Ch 1 (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators - Ch 2 (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators - Ch 3 (pdf)


To download or print the guide, click on the link above and save the page as a file with ".pdf" as the extension. Once saved to your desktop or a folder on your computer, you will be able to print the PDF. The guide will not print when opened in an Internet browser window. Want to see what else is new in the Assessment Guide for Educators? Visit our "What's New" page that lists the changes and additions.

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

The Content Comparison document provides a look at what's similar between the 2002 Series GED® Test and the 2014 GED® test and what's going to be new.

2002 to 2014: A Content Comparison

 

ARCHIVE

The webinar and podcasts featured in the archive were recorded based on the original release of the Assessment Guide for Educators and Item Samplers. There has since been a new version of each tool released.

Chapter One Webinar: Assessment Guide for Educators (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators Ch. 1 Webinar Podcast (mp3)

Webinar Ch. 2 - Assessment Guide for Educators Preview Deck (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators Ch. 2 Webinar Podcast (mp3)

Webinar Ch. 3 - Assessment Guide for Educators Preview Deck (pdf)

Assessment Guide for Educators Ch. 3 Webinar Podcast (mp3)