Vice President CT Turner shares GEDTS goals for 2023.
With 2022 coming to an end, I wanted to give you all a peek at some of the areas the SRM, Operations and Assessment Teams will be focusing on in 2023. We’re excited to continue evolving the GED program to advance economic opportunities for our learners and the generations to come.
Our teams will continue to collaborate closely with technology and marketing to improve the student journey through personalization, career pathways assistance, and nudges. And we’re excited to work with the team members across the organization on the much-anticipated GED app that is tentatively slated for beta release around the time of the Conference.
Some other team-specific areas of focus for the year include, but are not limited to:
- Continue to strengthen communications and feedback with educators and other direct GED stakeholders, including through InSession, Tuesdays for Teachers, GED Conference sessions, Program Directors Work Group, and more.
- Work to build out more national career pathways programs for GED students, and state-specific pilots in infrastructure, technology, and green energy.
- Additional work on duplicate accounts. We’ve made a lot of progress on this front last year, helping many students credential after merging accounts. We’ll continue that progress this year.
- Safeguarding the integrity of the GED and refining test-taker support around the assessment. We’re researching and testing ways to help learners turn score report feedback into study plans, or how to encourage them to test after earning a “green” GED Ready score.
- Growth on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion objectives and partnerships
- Building awareness and adoption of the GED Option program. This is a dropout recovery program implemented in high schools.
- Grow adoption and number of employers participating in GEDWorks.
- Assist States and Departments of Corrections with HiSET delivery issues since purchase by PSI.
- Work with our partner Credly on badging skills for GED testers, graduates, and alumni to help connect them with employers.
We have a full year ahead with lots of momentum and many plans. We know you all do as well, and we are thankful for your dedication and commitment to adult learners and continued enhancements of the GED program. We look forward to seeing all the progress we make together, and as always seeing the stories of new graduates in 2023!