These recently announced changes--a more rigorous GED test, a new delivery model, and essentially a new vendor (PearsonVue, the GEDTS service provider)--have understandably led to frequent and widespread discussion among correctional education practitioners, who will need to adapt their GED programs accordingly.
Acknowledging the huge task of designing appropriate professional development for all those providing instruction in Adult Basic Education programs across the country, GEDTS partnered with the Correctional Education Association (CEA), the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) to ascertain professional development needs and design a standard training package for educators.
Additionally, GEDTS published the Assessment Guide for Educators to guide individuals through the new assessment.
To date, GEDTS has not announced the cost of future products or services, including practice tests or scoring and credentialing.
In a 2011 discussion with Adult Basic Education practitioners from around the country, GEDTS made the following comment: