[Numeracy 413] Re: [SPAM] - Re: Transitioning from GED to Post-Secondary Ed - Email has different SMTP TO: and MIME TO: fields in the email addresses

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mmanly mmanly at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 22 12:22:38 EDT 2010


It is important to note the difference between "writing" the test and
"publishing" the test. The GED Testing Service writes the test and sends it
off to Steck Vaughn to handle the publishing.

Myrna



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Thank you for the information. Steck Vaughn also writes the test. I am
wondering if any of the material will be in the new 2012 test.



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The 2010 Steck-Vaughn catalog has Transitions: Preparing for College
Mathematics and Transitions: Preparing for College Writing @ $36.85 each.
Guess since it's college prep they raise the price.?

I have not seen the books, but SV typically has excellent materials.



Anne



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Anne,



It's some of us.but not just teachers. I asked on of our "GED" textbook
companies if they would produce an Algebra 2 or Trig book for our students
who want to go to college (they explain things so clearly.) They responded
by saying GED students couldn't understand and didn't need that information.
A little short-sighted I think.



Sharon L. Shoemaker

Literacy Coordinator

Independence Adult Education

600 W Mechanic

Independence, MO 64050

816-521-5507



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A major barrier is "us" - well, not all of "us".

Many teachers in Adult Education/GED teach only the skills necessary to
"pass" the GED Math test, not to "excel" on the GED Math test. This really
gets on my last nerve just as robotically teaching a five paragraph essay to
"get passed" the essay though the student still struggles with daily writing
needs such as a note to a supervisor or their child's teacher.heaven help
post-secondary writing needs!

If we teach skills, not a test, at each literacy level, we will be preparing
our students for post-secondary education, workplace skills, life skills,
and life-long learning.not to mention the benefit to the children in these
families.

We are NOT "just" an Adult Education/ GED teacher, we are teachers!



Anne



Anne K. Clay, Lead Instructor

Polk Adult Education

Georgia Northwestern Technical College

466 Brock Road

Rockmart, GA 30153

Phone: 770-684-7521

Fax: 770-684-8710

New Email: <mailto:aclay at gntc.edu> aclay at gntc.edu



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I would like to hear what folks think are barriers, too. I'm more of a
reading and writing person and I would like to see the similarities and
differences with math. One thing I see for writing is that GED teachers tend
to teach students how to write a very formulaic 5 paragraph essay as a way
to pass the essay portion of the GED test. Unfortunately, this in no way
prepares them for the writing tasks they will be expected to do in
postsecondary education. Are similar things happening in math? Or are the
barriers different?



Dianna



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Hello Everyone!



I just finished presenting at the Louisiana Adult Education Conference where
I spoke about transitioning from GED to PSE. But after speaking with many
of their wonderful instructors, staffers, administrators, etc. about
barriers, it dawned on me that perhaps the discussion list should discuss
the barriers that our learners face, the barriers that our instructors face,
and how might we try to overcome them? How can we prepare our learners for
the world of higher education? I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!!



Also, I wanted to WELCOME all the new members we have to the list!! I
encourage you to post a brief introduction about yourself and tell us what
you hope to gain from being apart of this list. If anyone has questions or
concerns please feel free to contact me off list at
<mailto:denneyb at cowley.edu> denneyb at cowley.edu.



All my best to everyone,

Brooke Denney, Moderator

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