# GED 2014 - Adult Basic Skills Professional Development

```GED 2014
“We are doing the
GED in 2014,
but for 2015” . . . .
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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
Postsecondary education is
not a nice thing for the few
but a necessity for the many!
Remember Norm!
High School Equivalency
GED Testing
Estimates a Similar
Pass Rate Here as
For the 2002 Test
Remember Webb’s DOK 2!
What opportunities
currently have to
grapple with nonroutine complex
…. reflect on their
thinking and
consolidate new
mathematical ideas
and problem solving
solutions?
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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.
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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!
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
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Resources
http://pd.ket.org/course/view.php?id=5