92% Passing Rate at Fayetteville Adult Education
Passage rate for students at Fayetteville Adult Education Center is 92%!
Recent data from GED Testing
Service indicates that the passage rate for adult learners attending GED
preparation classes at the Fayetteville Adult Education Center was 92%
during 2014. Adult learners preparing for the GED test at Fayetteville
Adult Education also surpassed the statewide average score on each of
the four GED tests last year.
“The GED test changed in 2014 and is now aligned to college and
career readiness standards for adult learners. It is definitely a more
rigorous test and measures skills necessary for success in today’s
workplace and college,” said Dr. David Deggs, director of Adult
Education for Fayetteville Public Schools.
The GED test changed from a paper-based version to a computer-based
version in January 2014. The 2014 test was normed against graduating
high school seniors in 2013. The last version of the GED test was
released in 2002.
“We are very proud of the work of our adult learners and the
dedication they have put toward preparing for the GED test and earning
their Arkansas High School diploma. They have proven that hard work and
determination pay off,” said Deggs. Deggs did note that the number of
test-takers in Fayetteville is down nearly 45%.
“Although the numbers are down among those taking and passing the GED
test in Arkansas, the passage rate continues to be very high,” said
Janice Hanlon, Arkansas GED Administrator with the Arkansas Department
of Career Education. “We attribute this success to our excellent adult
education centers located throughout the state. The instructors are
trained to help students go from where they are academically to where
they need to be in order to pass the GED test.”
Deggs hopes that students will not be discouraged by the new GED test
and will commit to working toward their goal of earning an Arkansas
High School diploma. “Our faculty are committed to working with students
to prepare for the GED test. Students need to commit to attending
classes and working with a teacher,” said Deggs.
Fayetteville Adult Education continues to offer free GED testing to
help students meet their goal of earning an Arkansas High School
diploma. The cost of the GED test is mostly subsidized by the Arkansas
Department of Career Education. A local scholarship has been set up to
cover the remainder of the costs which amounts to approximately $20. “We
are thankful to our community members who made donations to support GED
testing in Fayetteville. It is an investment in the future of our adult
learners and our community,” said Deggs.