The current GED® test series will end in December 2013. Anyone who has not successfully taken and passed all five GED® tests by December 2013 will have to start all over with the new 2014 Test Series. To successfully pass the current test series, an individual must receive a minimum score of 410 on each of the 5 individual tests and have a minimum of 450 average score on the entire test battery. For more information, call 877-327-6433 (877 EARN GED).
Check individual Testing Center(s) for contact information and last dates for registration and test administration for 2013. http://www.education.ne.gov/ADED/pdfs/Nebraska_GED_Testing_Centers.pdf
2013 Deadlines for Processing Special Accommodations Requests
GED® Testing Service will continue to accept applications throughout the month of October. All forms and documentation for requesting GED® Special Accommodations must be sent to Vicki Bauer at the Nebraska Department of Education: PO Box 94987, Lincoln, NE 68509. Call Vicki at 402/471-4807 with your accommodations questions. The deadline for completing (meaning all required documentation has been received by GED® Testing Service) and approving accommodations requests remains November 1, 2013. The November 1 deadline must be adhered to so that GEDTS can ensure scheduling of all candidates, in particular, those testing on computer for accommodation appointments by the 12/31/2013 deadline for the 2002 Series. Any requests not approved by November 1 will result in either testing without accommodations, or waiting to test after January on the 2014 GED® test. A test-taker with an existing approval (for paper or computer administration) may still elect to transfer their accommodations to either paper or computer after the November 1, 2013 approval deadline. As a reminder, if a test-taker has been approved for accommodations on paper, they should contact their GED® Administrator or email: accommodations@GEDtestingservice.com to transfer their approval or to request assistance.
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 www.GEDcomputer.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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