When a dropout discovers the importance of a high school credential, the adult education system is waiting to help. On average, an adult dropout waits eight years before taking the GED® test. After spending years—sometimes decades—away from the scholastic setting of a classroom, adults can refresh their knowledge in each content area at adult education classes.
Forty-six percent of adults choose to enter a public school or community college adult education class prior to taking the GED® test. This popular, hands-on learning style is a first step for many GED® test-takers.
The adult education system serves a diverse population of age, ethnicity, language skills, educational background, motivation, and family situation.
GED® TESTING AND ADULT EDUCATION
As the starting point for nearly half of all GED® test-takers, adult education centers are a key component of the GED® testing program. GED Testing Service works closely with national organizations such as the National Coalition for Literacy (NCL), National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), and the Department of Education Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) to share information, present at forums and events, and support adult education across the country.
THE 2014 GED® TEST
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