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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. 

Contact information:
Kay Alford - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by phone at (843) 349-4004

 

2014 NCTA National Conference

 September 3-6 2014

Denver, CO

For more information about the upcoming conference, visit the NCTA website http://www.ncta-testing.org/conferences/2014/index.php

 

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

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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:
  • The failure rate of adults taking the test on computer is about half that of those taking the test on paper.
  •  Adults testing on computer were 59 percent more likely to retake a failed test instead of giving up and dropping out of the program.
  • On average, adults who tested on computer completed their exams an hour and a half faster than their paper-and-pencil contemporaries.

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.

Also, please feel free to share the national press release on these results with any media contacts that may be applicable, or refer them to CT Turner ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) our director of public affairs.

Sincerely,

Nicole M. Chestang

Executive Vice
President

GED Testing
Service