Volunteer Exchange

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!

Notes from the September tutor meetings
We want to share some information that was distributed and discussed at these meetings:
1. Guide for Tutoring Math  This includes tips on what tools to use for assessing and instructing students at different skill levels.
2. Samples of the 2014 TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) questions which students will see starting January 1, 2014.
     Math
     Reading
     Writing
     Science

 

Non – U.S. High School Diploma and College Transcript Evaluation

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.

GED Math Test 1

GED Math Test 2

GED Math Test 3

GED Writing Test 1

GED Writing Test 2

GED Writing Test 3

 

Hey Tutors!
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.

http://www.worksheetworks.com/

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.

Your thoughts?
Best,
Robin

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.

Math

Grammar

Reading

UPDATE UPDATE:
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?

Robin

3 Responses to Volunteer Exchange

  1. ann marie c says:

    Does any one know exactly what topics are covered in the math section where the student can use a calculator and what is in the section were the student can’t? I am a little confuzzled.

  2. debra r says:

    The workbooks look good. The only problem I see with them is that you can’t answer directly on the page. They would work best if they were printed out so students could see the questions with the answers vs writing the answers on a paper and checking them, without having the entire question to refer back to.

  3. Elena says:

    Welcome Elizabeth, Alice, and Brenda! We’re wikifying at the GED Tutor training!

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