Attention SCTA Members:
the annual state meeting in Columbia will be held on friday, august 8th
more details to follow
Please contact Kay Alford about topics for discussion, and presentation ideas.
2014 NCTA Conference Call for Papers
Dear NCTA members -
The Call for Proposals is live on the NCTA website!
Submit your proposal at:
If you would like to propose a program for the 2014 NCTA conference, please complete the following information and submit it using the Submit button at the bottom of the form.
Program proposals may be submitted until March 3, 2014.
Prospective presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by April 4, 2014.
Similar topics or proposals may be combined on panels, if appropriate. You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your proposal.
There are a variety of presentation options:
You could be a sole presenter or a member of a group.
There are 60 minute or 90 minute formats.
Topic ideas: test security/cheating, accomodated testing, budgets/revenue, test center creation, best practices, or you may have a topic which is seldom
discussed but may be of interest to testing professionals.
The conference is in Denver, Colorado on September 3 - 6, 2014
Hope to see you there!!
Adults Score Higher and Finish Faster on the GED Test in 2012
To get the new year off to a great start, we just completed a first-year analysis of the computer-based testing system and there is good news for prospective test-takers, testing professionals, and adult educators.
With more than 40,000 subject tests delivered across more than 35 states, the data shows that adults who take the GED® test on computer are passing at higher rates, finishing faster, and retesting at significantly higher numbers. We couldn't have hoped for better results in our quest to improve the testing experience for adult learners.
Key data from our analysis:
Given what we now know, we are offering a unique opportunity to encourage the one in five Americans without a high school diploma to try the test on computer. Through May 31, 2013 test-takers who begin their GED® test on computer will receive one free retake if they fail their first test. In addition, adults who tested previously on paper will be eligible for this offer if they live in a state where computer- and paper-based test scores can be combined. If you are interested, or know someone who needs to take the GED® test, you can find the full details of the new offer by visiting GEDtestingservice.com/secondshot.
Nicole M. Chestang