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Archive for the month “December, 2013”

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.  Interesting to see that we’ve reached India and Indonesia!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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New GED in 2014

You’ve probably heard that there will be a new GED test in 2014.  Here’s all the scoop from Learning Express:

You are likely aware that the official GED® test is changing on January 2, 2014. We want to let you know that we are updating the new LearningExpress Library platform (version 3.0), to provide preparation resources to meet the new 2014 test specifications.

Here is what you need to know about the changes to the test:

  • The new GED® test will launch on January 2, 2014.
  • Current GED® test scores will expire in 2013—they will not carry forward.
  • Users will ONLY be able to take the new test on a computer. There will no longer be a paper-and-pencil version of the test.
  • For more information about the GED® 2014 test, please visit the official GED® Testing Services website http://www.gedtestingservice.com

We will remove the entire GED® Test Prep Center and associated materials from LearningExpress Library 3.0 on January 2. Users must complete all LearningExpress Library GED® Test Prep Center work prior to this date, as the center will be removed to accommodate the new High School Equivalency Center. We will begin phasing in the new GED® 2014 test preparation resources in January 2014. Preparation for new, additional high school equivalency exams, the HiSET® and the TASC®, and Spanish GED® 2014 test preparation content will follow.

The GED® Preparation Center in LearningExpress Library 2.0 will be removed on December 30 as part of the phased retirement of the 2.0 platform. Effective January 2014, we will cease adding new content to LearningExpress Library 2.0 and the product will be retired on June 30, 2014.  Libraries with version 2.0 will receive new content, including the new GED® test preparation products and High School Equivalency Center, when they transition to LearningExpress Library 3.0.

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