South Carolina ACT State Organizational Conference
Making South Carolina College and Career Ready
Call for Proposals (CFP) - January 22-23, 2014 - Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
The South Carolina ACT State Organizational Conference is focused on providing quality sessions to meet the current needs of the educators and workforce in the state. This year's conference will be held on January 22-23 at Kingston Plantation, Embassy Suites in Myrtle Beach. Attendees of the conference will be South Carolina secondary, postsecondary, and directors for adult education and workforce professionals.
The conference's them of "Making South Carolina College and Career Ready" will provide attendees with usable, practicle tools, best practices and ACT products. Sessions should be designed for secondary, postsecondary, adult education, and/or workforce.
Consider submitting proposals related to ACT Compass, The ACT, ACT Plan, ACT Explore, ACT WorkKeys, and ACT Career Ready 101/KeyTrain. Sessions will be placed into four tracks: secondary, postsecondary, workforce, and other.
- Proposals should be submitted no later than Friday, November 15, 2013
- Information should include a session title, description, and how the topic fits into the conference theme
- Proposals should contain relevant contact information including: Name, title, institution, phone, and email
- All proposals must be submitted through this form
Criteria for Review of Proposals:
All proposals will be subject to review by the planning committee. Proposals for breakouts will be evaluated for: 1.) relevance of breakout session to the theme of the forum, 2.) The interest that the session could generate in a conference with a diverse audience and 3.) The feasibility of the session fitting into a 45 minute format.
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 November 2013 10:14)
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
WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA TESTING ASSOCIATION!
Thank you for joining our state organization of testing administrators. The purpose of this site is to provide information to those of you who administer testing for students; whether it be for placement, disabilities, admissions to higher levels of education or certification. The objective is to share and provide information to others who might be encountering some of the same issues. By logging into this site, you will automatically be added to a listserv which will enable you to submit your questions, concerns and issues. We will try to meet at least once a year at a central location, preferably at a member's test center. Please let me know of any information you would like to see posted on this site. For those of you who may not already be a member of the national organization, the NCTA is a wonderful source of information covering anything and everything you might want to learn about in regards to testing. A nominal $40 fee will all that is required to join the organization and gain access to all of the resources which are provided.
This page is a work in progress. Soon we hope that by creating an account, you will be added to a list-group and receive emails regarding pertinent information as well as questions from other's seeking information on issues and matters occurring in the testing environment. We hope to compile a list of test administers along with their contact information and information about the company or agency for whom they work. Thank you for your participation!
What Being a Member Can Do For You
It appears that individuals who provide professional testing for candidates are exceptions to the rules when compared to other departments. And, while we may report to different departments (some fall under the Provost/Academic Affairs area and others to Student Affairs or Counseling Services), we share commonalities such as staffing and the importance of our roles. Sharing issues and concerns with others who deal with the same issues can enlighten us and provide us with documentation and information on how to justify our needs as well as our existance. Currently, we have only met once prior to our upcoming meeting in Columbia, SC on July 9th. We've kept the meeting informal and while the numbers have been small, great ideas have already been shared with our colleages.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 December 2012 15:41)