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The Assessment Guide for Educators: A conversation about the resource with GED Testing Service®.
April 23 and 24, 2012

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The panelists will discuss Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Assessment Guide for Educators: A guide to the 2014 assessment content from GED Testing Service, as well as answer other questions about the new GED® assessment to be released in January, 2014.

This 2-day discussion is a follow-up to the discussion held in September 2011 that focused on the components and activities of the GED® 21st Century Initiative; how the new content and format differs from the current GED® test; expected outcomes of the revised test; and how instructors and programs can begin to prepare for these changes. (A link to that archived discussion appears below under Recommended Preparations for This Discussion.)

The Assessment Guide for Educators was created as a resource for teachers and administrators to help them understand the content of the new assessment. The guide highlights item types, assessment targets, guidelines for how items will be scored, and more. Our guests will be on hand to respond to your questions and comments as they pertain to the Assessment Guide and the new GED® assessment in general.

Guest Participants

Martin D. Kehe, Vice President, Products, GED Testing Service®. Martin formerly served as Deputy Executive Director, GED® Programs for the GED Testing Service®, which until recently was a program of ACE. Since his arrival at ACE in 2008, Mr. Kehe has been responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the GED Test in the U.S., Canada, and internationally. Prior to his work with the GED® test, Mr. Kehe served for nearly a decade as the Chief of Assessment, Maryland State Department of Education. During his tenure in Maryland, he was responsible for the design and implementation of all of the State’s K-12 assessments. Mr. Kehe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Postsecondary and Adult Education.

Nicole M. Chestang, Executive Vice President of External Relations, GED Testing Service®. Nicole formerly served as Vice President ACE and Executive Director of the GED Testing Service®, which until March, 2011 was a program of ACE. As Executive Director, Chestang led the strategic realignment of the testing service and became the organizational champion and spokesperson for the GED® 21st Century Initiative. The GED® 21st Century Initiative aims to ensure that more adult learners in the GED® pipeline are career and college ready. Prior to joining ACE, Chestang also worked as chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), a nonprofit international association and sponsor of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). Ms. Chestang received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University and an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University, in St. Louis.

CT Turner, Director of Public Affairs, GED Testing Service®. CT formerly served as Associate Director of Marketing and Public Relations before becoming the Director of Public Affairs in the new GED Testing Service® joint venture. His work has focused on developing systems and materials to continually enhance communications and outreach with the organization’s key stakeholders. He has worked extensively with media on adult education and GED® testing topics, developed the popular monthly e-newsletter for GED testing professionals and adult educators, and continues to work with state legislators and policymakers on issues related to GED® testing. Before joining GED Testing Service® in 2008, he served as Senior Vice President and Partner of SimpsonScarborough – a national higher education marketing, branding and crisis communications firm. CT has consulted, and produced enrollment, fundraising, and P.R. results with a number of nonprofit organizations such as: University of Colorado System, Indiana University, American Nuclear Society, The California State University and the American Council on Education®.


Visit the homepage of the new GED® assessment and read about its development, get information about testing on computer and avoiding fraud, and sign up to receive updates on the new test:

Download and read the Assessment Guide for Educators, Chapters 1, 2, and 3:

Read the transcripts from the previous discussion on the GED for the 21st Century held September 12 – 15, 2011: