GED 2014 “We are doing the GED in 2014, but for 2015” . . . . HiSET TASC TI-30XS MultiView Calculator 6 Let’s Take a Look at the Item Sampler! Computerized Testing Older test takers (40 +) are passing the GED 2002 on computer at similar rates to younger test takers They are also finishing the essay with time to spare Still No Data on Primate Pass Rates Why I Stopped Worrying, and Learned to Love GED 2014 . . . Do I Look Worried? We Survived GED 2002! What Percent of GED Test Takers Want to Attend Postsecondary Education? 60% 43% Enroll 28% Enroll Year 2 12% Earn a Credential Source: Crossing the Bridge, GED Testing Service GreatInThings Great Things Motionin Motion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_tOe-Xi-wU Postsecondary education is not a nice thing for the few but a necessity for the many! Remember Norm! College and Career Ready High School Equivalency GED Testing Estimates a Similar Pass Rate Here as For the 2002 Test Remember Webb’s DOK 2! Problem Solving In Your Classroom What opportunities do your students currently have to grapple with nonroutine complex tasks and to… …. reflect on their thinking and consolidate new mathematical ideas and problem solving solutions? 17 Teach Problem Solving Strategies! Polya’s Four Steps to Problem Solving Understand the problem Look back (reflect) Devise a plan Carry out the plan Polya, George. How To Solve It, 2nd ed. (1957). Princeton University Press. 18 Using the Polya Method, Solve This Problem Two painters can paint 2 rooms in 2 hours. If 12 rooms have to be painted in 6 hours, how many painters do you need? One Way to Figure the Answer: Rooms 2 12 Work Hours 4 24 Painters = P 6 Hours * P = 24 Work Hours 6P = 24 P=4 At Your Table, Teach a Method for Solving This “Messy Problem” Tavares bought 2 things on sale. One item was 10% off and the other item was 20% off. He says he saved 15% altogether. Could Tavares be right? Explain Could Tavares be wrong? Explain Watch for Professional Development Opportunities For 2013-14! Google: NC Basic Skills Training Calendar Coming to a Campus Near You! Communicate High Expectations! High achievement always occurs in the framework of high expectation.” - Charles Kettering “ Resources Google: PD KET GED 2014 http://pd.ket.org/course/view.php?id=5 Now It’s Your Turn! Are You Ready for GED 2014? Jigsaw Learning 1. Form “Home” Table Groups of 5 People 2. Each Person Will Get a Number and Receive Part of the Algebraic Thinking Article 3.Based on Your Numbers, Form “Expert” Table Groups of 4 to 5 People and Decide How to Best Present the Information In Your Section 4. You Will Then Return to Your Home Group and Present Your Section