Test Prep

Revamped GED Test, GED Prep Is Crucial

GED Prep

With a revamped GED Test, GED Prep is more important than ever

The GED exam has been widely known as a great pathway for people of all ages who did not earn a traditional high school diploma to get the credentials needed in order to get a job… And the new GED Test is making that harder than ever. The new Pearson created GED test is much different than the ones before it and students are struggling like never before. The new GED test is so much more difficult that there was a 90 percent drop in passing rates in 2014. The new test focuses on four content areas: Literacy, science, math, and social studies. The focus on these common core subjects is meant to better prepare GED test takers for college rather than just work force readiness. GED Prep is now more important than ever as a the GED test itself attempts to adapt to the world today. Pearson has defended the new and difficult test stating ” based on feedback from employers, colleges, universities, and test-takers, that the value of the GED® credential had eroded” and “It also became clear that GED® graduates were losing ground in the job market. They were not able to compete with high school graduates for the few low-skill jobs that were available, and less than 12% were earning the career training and college certificates required for the exploding middle-skill job segment.” With this new test comes great challenge, and Making the Grade, LLC is here to ensure our GED prep gives our students the absolute best chance for success. Visit our GED Prep page for more information. To view this article, please click here.

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7 Ways the SAT Is Changing

SAT

No penalty for wrong answers anymore!

The SAT in 2016 will be changing from an increase in curriculum based questions to a revamped essay section. These are 7 ways the SAT will be changing in 2016 (to read more about this article click here):

  1. ONLINE TEST PREP
    • Khan Academy will provide online test prep.
  2. NO PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS!
    • Students will not be penalized for any wrong answers!
  3. REVAMPED ESSAY
    • Students will read a passage and explain how the author is persuading the audience.
  4. EVIDENCE-FOCUSED READING
    • Students will be asked a question about the text, and then asked which piece of evidence best supports that answer.
  5. NO MORE OBSCURE VOCABULARY
    • Students will be asked to define a word based on how it is used in context.
  6. MORE GRAPHS AND CHARTS
    • Students will have to infer information from graphs and charts as well as revising sentences in order to make them be consistent with the information from the graphs.
  7. MORE GREAT TEXTS
    • The reading section will include excerpts from U.S. founding documents such as the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, or works by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.

The SAT can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you have to adjust to a new test! Making the Grade, LLC can help you every step of the way whether you are taking the SAT for the first time or seeking to improve your score. Visit our SAT Prep page to learn more!