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How Adult and Higher Education Instructors Can Address Adult Learner Skill Gaps

Have you ever agreed to teach a new class, and when you start doing research to begin the lesson planning process, quickly realized that there are aspects of the topic you’re perfectly comfortable with—along with aspects that feel completely foreign?

A New Option for High School Equivalency: The Growing Demand for Adult Diplomas

As more and more jobs require post-secondary training, adult learners and instructors are demanding better options for high school equivalency credentials. Here's what you need to know about rapidly growing adult diploma programs.

[Career Readiness] What’s the Difference Between Skills, Talents, and Experience?

Developing the ability to articulate how unique skills, talents, and experience map to career objectives and successfully integrating the terminology of a chosen field into everyday vocabulary are key steps to solidify career readiness.

Top 4 Things You Should Know About WIOA Implementation

Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will ramp up in the coming months as State Plans are finalized and the July 1st date for new performance accountability measures to take effect approaches. We've highlighted four key changes that adult educators can expect to prepare for.

What the Change in the GED® Test Scoring Means for Adult Learners

The GED Testing Service recently announced several changes to the GED scoring system, including reducing the passing score and adding two new performance levels to indicate college readiness.

[Adult Education] Acronyms to Know

We've compiled this guide to four of the most buzzworthy acronyms in adult education this year: OCTAE, WIOA, CCRS, and CBL.

More Than Engagement: Pathways to Retention for Adult Learners

Adult learners all have unique needs, and also bring with them real-world challenges like transportation, child care, and financial obligations. Here are three key areas educators can focus on to address their adult learners' needs and keep them engaged.

High School Equivalency Testing: 3 Strategies to Navigate the Changing Landscape

Since the 2014 GED® Program went into effect, the world of adult education has expanded, shifted, and diversified to meet the challenges of a new testing landscape and alignment with College and Career Readiness Standards. We've put together three strategies to help educators navigate their students towards successful outcomes on these new high school equivalency exams.

Mind the Gap: 6 Tips for Addressing Adult Learner Skill Gaps

Whether adults have been absent from the classroom for months or years, the experience of returning to learning amplifies what they remember and what they believe they have forgotten. What strategies can help us focus and target these gaps?

Targeting the Constructed Response on the 2014 GED® Test

The new 2014 version of the GED test includes constructed response items that evaluate a students' ability compose evidence-based writing on demand. Here are tips from several GED educators for preparing your students to be successful on these questions.

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