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High School Equivalency Credentials: A Closer Look at the HiSET®

If you didn’t finish high school, you can still demonstrate that you have the same skills and knowledge as a high school graduate through a test. This test is called a high school equivalency (HSE) credential. For many years, Ohio only offered the GED® exam, but in 2017, the Ohio
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How to Determine Reading Fluency Using Simple Math

Everyone reads differently. It’s a common misconception that a person can either read, or they can’t. There is no switch from non-reader to reader. Does your student read slowly, but accurately? Perhaps you are a student who reads quickly, but doesn’t always understand what you read. Like most things in
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What is Prewriting and How Is It Done?

~ The First Stage of the Writing Process ~ Too often we assume that writing happens instantaneously and without much thought; however, the important thing to remember is that writing takes time. (And usually a lot of planning.) Prewriting is the first, and some say the most important, stage of
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Why Do Standardized Tests Use Outdated Language?

~Prompts From Public Domain~ I’m not a teacher but I’m surrounded by them — Smart, well-educated academics who truly care about ending adult illiteracy. They have a genuine love of learning, an incredible amount of patience, and are willing to share their knowledge with others.   REASONING THROUGH READING AND
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5 Ways To Learn to Love Reading

~ And Ace the 30-Minute-A-Day Reading Challenge ~ Have you decided you’re up for the challenge? You may be looking forward to increasing your vocabulary, improving your critical thinking skills, and developing a source of relaxation. But if you aren’t already a regular reader, you may not know where to
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Avid Readers Perform Better On High School Equivalency Tests

~ 30-Minutes A Day Is All It Takes ~ Want to be successful on your GED®, TASC®, or HiSET® high school equivalency test? One of the best ways to do that is by becoming a “reader.” There’s no shortage of research that demonstrates readers have higher vocabularies and tend to
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Seeds Appears On Cleveland’s 43 Focus with Harry Boomer [Video]

In December, Christopher Richards (Site Coordinator, Seeds West) and Dr. Carmine Stewart (President, Aspire Consulting & Educational Services) appeared on Cleveland’s 43 Focus with Harry Boomer. The pair highlighted the critical issue of adult illiteracy in Cleveland. They also discussed changes to the adult education landscape, and how the Cleveland
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Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor at Seeds

Case Western Reserve University Students Tutor Adult Learners at Seeds

Tuesday nights are stacked, tutor-wise, at Seeds East. That’s because Seeds East has been the beneficiary of four weekly tutors from Case Western Reserve University (Case). Working in a service program through the Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership (CCED), these Case students are just the most recent to volunteer
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The 4 Steps in the Writing Process

~ There Is No Magic Pencil ~ When I was in school, the boy who sat next to me said he believed my pencil was magic. From the moment my pencil hit the paper, the words would flow. Meanwhile, he would stare at the page for what seemed like eternity
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