Summer school classes will begin soon! Classes will be held on the Beebe, Heber Springs, and Searcy campuses as follows:
May 13 - June 7
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
New students must take a TABE entrance exam in order to enroll in the course. To sign up for summer school classes, call or stop by your nearest Adult Education center today!
The Adult Education Center at ASU-Searcy is now offering distance education for students who are self-directed and self-motivated, but unable to attend classes, or who desire to work on their basic skills/GED preparation after normal class hours. Students can now be set up to access McGraw-Hill's GED Online software through the Internet from home.
Some requirements of the program include:
- Students must complete initial paperwork and testing at the Adult Education center. Minimum TABE scores are needed to be eligible.
- Students must have a reliable internet connection in order to participate in the distance education program.
- Students must meet with distance education instructors in order to be enrolled into the program. Students must sign a contract agreeing to maintain contact with the instructors through email and phone, as well as fulfill the minimum hours of work per month on the computer.
To find out more about the Distance Education program offered through the ASU-Searcy Adult Education Center, call (501)207-6290 or stop by the Adult Education department in room 406 on the ASU-Searcy campus.
2014 GED Test Changes
The GED 21st Century Initiative will transform the GED test into a comprehensive program that will prepare more adult learners for postsecondary education, training and careers. The new assessment system will now give adults the opportunity to demonstrate career and college readiness through a new endorsement. The new test is:
- Aligned with Common Core State Standards
- Delivered through Computer Based Testing requiring basic computer skills
- Designed to demonstrate career and college readiness
The four subject-level assessments in 2014 are: Literacy (Reading and Writing), Math, Science, and Social Studies.
All states must move to computer based testing by the end of 2013 to continue to administer the GED exam. The new test will launch in January 2014.
If an individual has not completed their GED exam before January 2014, they will be required to adhere to the new standards and any partially completed testing will be void.