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NYSED/ACCES Revises Assessment Policy

NYSED/ACCES has addressed various aspects of its assessment policy in order to provide guidance to local programs while adhering to Federal assessment requirements. Revisions to its policy will go into effect on July 1, 2015. Go to NYS Assessment Policy Revised Apr 2015 changes highlighted and NYS Assessment Policy Revised April 2015

OCTAE Releases Report to Transform Adult Learning

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) released a report, Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Learning in the United States.

The report represents OCTAE’s vision for transforming adult learning in the United States. It outlines key strategies that can be adopted by communities, public and private entities, and government agencies as they develop a collective approach to improve the skills deficit. 

The release of OCTAE’s report is the first step in an overall action plan, which will include regional events.

Go to http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/making-skills.pdf

TASC Online Interactive Demo Released

TASC test takers can now experience new technology-enhanced item types by using an interactive demo. The demo offers practice items just like those examinees will find on the new D, E, and F TASC test forms. Designed to familiarize students with technology-enhanced items, this new demo will provide examinees with a simulated online test taking experience.

At http://www.tasctest.com/resources.html go to Preparing for the TASC Test, Online Interactive Demo Introduces Technology-Enhanced Items to TASC Test Takers or go to https://www.engradepro.com/preview/?qk=f0da0dab1eb0a99790fe7de50058636b&section=1

USCIS Grant Is Available Now


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program, a competitive grant opportunity for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The program will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by May 15. For more information, visit www.uscis.gov/grants.

 

 

Computer Skills for TASC Testing Online

CTB McGraw-Hill presents "TASC Testing Online: It's Easier Than You Think," a self-guided online presentation that introduces the basic computer skills necessary to take TASC test online.

Topics discussed in this presentation include:  skills using the mouse, standard navigation skills, keyboarding skills and word-processing skills.

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