Change Brings Uncertainty for GED Test Takers
March 18, 2013
The winds of change are stirring the air again. We’ve been hearing the whispers of the new Common Core curriculum, which focuses students by setting "consistent learning goals" as well as keeping student education relevant to the real world while preparing them for post-secondary education and career success. We’re used to the curriculum changing. My oldest sister couldn’t help me with my 8th grade Algebra because the teaching style had changed so much since she had been in 8th grade. At least we’re used to changes for the students.
However, there are also implications for adults wanting to take their GED; I’ve never really thought about how changes to curriculum would imply change to the GED, but they do. And these changes are the most dramatic since the test’s inception in 1942. As many adults across the nation face the future of the test, many will strive to take and pass it this year to avoid these changes, which take place on January 1, 2014.
Change brings about uncertainty, and many adults are worried that these changes will entail starting from scratch as far as studying is concerned. Their study books will be out of date, and their practice tests irrelevant after next year.
But an access pass can save time and money by giving test takers Online Resources to utilize! Not only does it enable one to study for the GED as it is given now, but it also will help those in study mode for the new test when it arrives. Access to a book is like drinking a glass of water. Once you drink the water, it’s gone. But access to a database is like having a water fountain. It never runs out. As time passes and changes are made, databases update their information to add the most accurate and current data. That’s not to knock books, though; even older books can still help to give one a variety of information and new skills.
As the GED changes, so too will these resources so that they can continue to help people unlock their potential and improve their skill performance in various subject areas.