The following tools will assist instructors in identifying the specific skills that a student needs so that they may direct them to the curriculum and resources that will best meet those needs.
Infographic (Coming Soon)
Instructors may follow the following protocol for assessment:
- Administer the TABE and use the TABE Diagnostic Tool
- Administer the GED Ready Test and identify the PLDs and HII that a student may need to focus to
- Administer the ADRI to identify more specific reading barriers and determine the instructional level for instruction and or
- Administer the ARCS, which identified needs in the areas of phonemic awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
Test of Adult Basic Instruction (TABE) Diagnostic Tool (Coming Soon)
The GED® Classroom Proficiency Report for RLA/Science/Social Studies (Coming Soon) -- The Enhanced Score Report from GED® Testing Service provides targeted feedback for each test-taker so they know their strengths, what skills to develop, and how to score higher on their re-test.
The GED Ready® Test - It is recommended to assess students using the GED Ready® test as soon as possible. Request Ready® test vouchers through KAERS. To view a recording about this process, click here. For issues with Ready® test vouchers, email error message or problem description, name of student, date of birth, and problem voucher to GED@ky.gov.
Once students take the GED Ready® test, instructors and students will be provided with a list of skills (Performance Level Descriptors or PLDs) that may be developed in order to improve their score on the test. For a list of test scores and PLDs and how they may be used, click here. Instructors will also be provided with a list of products that may be purchased for instruction.
The Adult Diagnostic Reading Inventory (ADRI) -- The ADRI provides placement and diagnostic information and identifies reading patterns, enabling you to choose effective teaching strategies. This resource will identify reading issues beyond the TABE and GED®.
The Assessment Strategies and Reading Profiles (ASRP) provides research-based assessment strategies to improve reading instruction for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) learners.