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Adult Education and Nebraska GED

Thank you for visiting the home page of the Nebraska GED and Adult Education programs. From this page you can request duplicate GED diplomas, GED transcripts and find the Nebraska GED testing center and/or Nebraska Adult Education classes nearest you. Read testimonials from successful GED graduates. Test-takers can also register online by visiting http://www.gedtestingservice.com/ged-testing-service. You will see test centers located closest to the address you provide.

The section of the Nebraska Department of Education is responsible for statewide planning and evaluation, promoting interagency cooperation and coordination, public education and awareness, teacher training, curriculum research and development, resource inventory, staff assistance to local programs, funding, and program and project development at state and local levels.

Mission

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for adults to improve their literacy skills to a level requisite for effective citizenship and productive employment. This includes preparation for and successful completion of the high school equivalency program.

Interested in Distance Education?

Nebraska Adult Education offers two programs. Contact your local Adult Education program or call 877/327-6433 for more information.

USA Learns is an online instructional program for English as a Second Language (ESL) students. It was originally developed by the US Department of Education, but is now administered through the Sacramento County California Office of Education. The program is free; it can be utilized both in and out of the classroom. Students must attend class along with utilizing USA Learns outside the classroom. It has three distinct courses: beginning, intermediate, and high level; the three main areas of learning are: survival skills, workplace skills, and the practice of reading and writing.

I-Pathways is an online instructional program designed for the GED prep student; one who scores at least at the 9th grade level on the TABE reading, level D assessment. Nebraska offers it as a hybrid model in which a student comes to class at least two times a month to check-in with the instructor. AE programs do offer appropriate students the online instruction option after the TABE pre-testing is done and the instructor visits with an individual to determine if he/she is a good candidate for distance learning.

Library Materials Available for Check Out to
Nebraska's Adult Education Staff

The State ABE Office of NDE has a lending library of materials for both AE and ESL. Some are for instructors and others are resources containing practical ideas and exercises to be used with students. Read the descriptions and if you should decide you would like to peruse some, please call or e-mail Jim: 402/471-4806 jim.lukesh@nebraska.gov
Many of the resources contain EXCELLENT material for students struggling in specific areas. Other materials would make WONDERFUL additions to, or a basis for staff development sessions. If you would like to preview or discuss any of the materials, just drop in or contact Jim. Materials can be checked out for 6 weeks (longer if not in demand).

How to Request GED Records

All requests for duplicate diplomas, transcripts and verifications of GED completions must be in writing. No confidential information will be given out over the telephone. The $2 fee (payable to the Nebraska Department of Education) is required for transcripts and duplicate diplomas.
Verification requests from potential employers, background investigators, and/or others must include a signed release from the individual along with the person's printed name, date of birth, and approximate year of successful completion. These requests may be faxed to 402/471-8127. Please allow 48 hours for verification requests; two weeks for duplicate diploma and transcript requests. Contact us.

GED Advisory

Please be advised that the State of Nebraska High School diploma can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. If you take a test on the Internet that claims to be the GED Tests, it is not a legitimate program. The tests of General Educational Development (GED tests) developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.

The GED tests are administered in Nebraska only at official GED testing centers under the direction of the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Adult Education section. Any other high school equivalency diploma not issued by the Nebraska Department of Education or other Nebraska GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities or the military.

Website Corrections

Contact Shirley Gruntorad - shirley.gruntorad@nebraska.gov