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Virginia's Race to GED: Education for Success - The Race to GED is a workforce initiative of the Office of Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education. The goal of the Race to GED is to meet or exceed 20,000 Virginians passing the General Educational Development (GED) Tests annually. GED graduates are a vital component of a globally competitive workforce that strengthens existing business and supports economic growth and development in Virginia.

Race to GED is an innovative approach to adult education based on two instructional programs: GED Fast Track and GED Prep. These two programs assess what a person already knows and prescribe instruction to prepare adults for success on GED Tests. The time it takes to earn a GED is dramatically shortened, from one year required in traditional adult education, to three months or less with GED Fast Track and only 180 days with GED Prep.

The initiative targets working age adults, 18 to 64 years of age, who are employed or employable and can demonstrate academic readiness to prepare for and pass the English version of the GED Tests. GED graduates are competent in the workplace, qualified for advancement to higher-level skills, and capable of achieving in post secondary education or technical-skills certification.

Ged Practice Tests - a free service provided by Steck-Vaughn to familiarize you with the types of items you will see on the actual GED test. By answering GED practice questions and getting feedback, you will develop a feel for the kind of reading, thinking, and problem-solving skills you will need to pass the GED test.

Test-taking tips - PBS Literacy Link offers general GED Test taking tips. Math, Reading, and Writing test-taking tips are also provided.

Office of Adult Education and Literacy in the Virginia Department of Education - provides information and links for: GED Test (High School Equivalency); Adult Secondary Programs; Adult Literacy; ISAEP (at risk high school students); ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) and more.

American Council on Education Information for GED Test Takers - GED Testing Service, a program of the American Council on Education, develops, delivers and safeguards the GED Tests.  Start here for accurate and reliable information about the GED Testing program.  This site includes steps to help you prepare for the GED Test.  Links providing information for taking the GED Test and understanding your scores are available on this site. 

Marshall Adult Basic Education - Reading skills for Adults. "This project was designed to create leveled reading selections that are appropriate for and valued by adult learners.  These materials, combined with the research-proven strategies of repeated reading and guided oral reading, aid in building learners' fluency and comprehension skills. "


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