Last Day to Register for Current GED 8/9/2013
July 8, 2013
Cleveland (July 8, 2013) –Seeds of Literacy, a nonprofit agency offering free basic education and GED prep for adults, and Cleveland City Council, reminds residents that the final day to register for the current GED test is August 9, 2013. Those who register after will face a more challenging, and more costly exam.
In 2014, the GED will change dramatically. It will be:
• More complex, based on the national common core state standards
• 100% computerized
• 3 times more expensive: $120 (each time the exam is taken)
• No partial scores will carry over
This chart shows a comparison between the current GED test and the updated version rolling out in 2014.
There are 175,000 adults in Cuyahoga County without a high school diploma or GED, and they earn 42 percent less than a person with a GED or diploma.
• 69% of Cleveland residents age 16 and older are at Literacy Levels 1 and 2.
They might have trouble reading a bus schedule, utility bill or medicine bottle.
• People without a high school diploma are twice as likely to live in poverty as those with a high school diploma.
• What determines a child’s success in school? Their mother’s reading skill.
(Sources: Assessing Literacy Needs in Cuyahoga County, National Assessment of Adult Literacy, US Census, National Institutes of Health)
Seeds encourages people without their GED (or with partial scores) to register as soon as possible. The current test will be given until December 31, 2013, but registration closes August 9, 2013.
For more information, call Seeds of Literacy at 216.661.7950.
Hot Off the Presses! Seeds in the Media
May 31, 2013
EXTRA! EXTRA! Everyone’s reading about Seeds! Thanks to the great stories of our students, Seeds of Literacy has received wonderful media coverage recently:
Titanisha Westry, a Seeds graduate, is the back-cover feature of the spring issue of Notebook, a national publication of ProLiteracy Worldwide. Click here to read it!
Margo Hudson, a Seeds graduate, was profiled by Pulitzer-prize winning writer Connie Schultz in the June issue of Cleveland Magazine. The article also talks about Seeds and the upcoming GED changes. Click here for the feature.
Dustin Passalacqua, a Seeds student, was quoted in a story about the GED changes that appeared in The Morning Journal. Click here to read more.