Lisa found some short videos to help us understand what will be on the TASC:
New (and improved) Resources
WLS hosted a training for new tutors on November 11th, with a special focus on using the resources on www.firstfind.org/ged. Here is a copy of the presentation in PowerPoint. Note: the slides in the presentation use the almost-ready-for-prime-time update of firstfind – you can explore this update at test2.westchsterlibraries.org
You will see some new resources in the Powerpoint, including a draft of a guide for assessing and instructing students in Reading. There are now reading assessment tools in the Assessment Tools section in the top menu on the wiki. Assessment Tools now has subsections on Math, Reading, and Grammar. Progress!
Here is a guide to help students from other countries who have diplomas/degrees and would like to have their credentials evaluated and accepted in the U.S.
Tools 4 You!
Here are links to GED Math and Writing Practice Tests that are similar to the official tests. These are the tests that many students must take again so these are great resources for those who are getting ready. Answer sheets are included.
Mary Duncan found a great website where you can make and print worksheets on a variety of topics. Lots of useful math options plus some vocabulary and geography stuff.
Thanks to Mary D.
What do you think????
I’m writing this for 2 reasons:
1) who reads these posts?
2) do you think it’s helpful to have print copies of the passages for each of the Reading exams on Learning Express? Negotiating two open windows or scrolling back and forth is frustrating for folks.
OK – you asked for some assessment tools. Here are three abbreviated TABE tests from Florida (thanks to Julio Montero). Answers are included on last page.
I just found what I think is a treasure box of resources to use with students. The treasures are small .pdf files that correspond to the GED Connections videos on PBS stations. Each file addresses a specific topic relating to each of the 5 tests. For example, there is a section on Geography for the Social Studies Test.
Look for yourselves at http://www.secctv.org/ged-workbooks.html
So here’s the $50 question: how do we best use these resources?