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									Pass the GED®
How to Use the Books With Your Class*

About the Series
Contents Page and Introduction
Five Steps to Test Success
Answer Key
Bonus Features


*Lessons from the books can also be assigned for
self-study since they are organized by:
   1. skill modeling
   2. guided practice
   3. independent practice

Students can also use the answer key to check their own work
and to read explanations.



These workbooks can be used in conjunction with any GED
core instructional textbooks, videos, or online materials.




                                                               About the Series
Pass the GED®
About the Series
The Essential GED Test Prep Resource
Use in the Month or Weeks Before Taking the Tests

Level: 10+
48-Page Books; 2-page lessons
Pass the GED: Mathematics Test

Pass the GED: Writing Test

Pass the GED: Reading Test

Pass the GED: Social Studies Test

Pass the GED: Science Test


Each book sold in 10-packs for $37.95- only $3.79 per book.




                                                              About the Series
 Pass the GED®
 About the Series (cont’d)

For Students Ready to Take (or Retake) the GED Tests
These books will help students who are ready to take or retake the
GED Tests and need to master question formats and time
management.

Test-ready students can use these books to build self-confidence and
test-taking strategies.

Five Steps to Test Success
Step 1: Get answers to frequently asked questions about each test
Step 2: Apply GED test skills
Step 3: Practice with different types of GED questions
Step 4: Take a full-length practice test
Step 5: Make a plan for success with the GED Personal Coach™




                                                                       Overview
Pass the GED®
Assessment and Instruction Overview

Preview the book, which is
organized by “5 Steps to Test
Success.”
                                                                                                     TIP  Explain to students,
•   Find out important                                                                               “This book will occasionally
    information about each                                                                           ask you to explain why you
    test – time limits, etc.                                                                         chose an answer or to think
    (Step 1)                                                                                         about how you are doing
                                                                                                     and what you can improve.
•   Practice with different types                                                                    Make the most of these
    of test questions and                                                                            opportunities, and yow will
                                                                                                     improve your test
    formats (Steps 2 & 3)
                                                                                                     performance …”
•   Take a full-length GED
    practice test (Step 4)

•   Use the results of the test
    with the GED Personal
    Coach™ to plan where to
    focus before taking the
    actual GED Test (Step 5)




                          Sample pages from Pass the GED Mathematics Test. Other books in series use similar formats.


                                                                                                                                    FAQ
Pass the GED®
Step 1: Answer Frequently Asked Questions

FIND OUT INFORMATION ABOUT
TESTS
•1   Teacher or students
     read questions and
     answers about question
     types, time limits,
     passing scores, etc.

FILL IN “YOUR TURN”
•2 Students can write their
      questions about the
      specific test or the tests
      as a whole.
     The answers to
     questions not
     addressed in this book
     may be available at the
     GED Testing Service
     website at
     www.gedtest.org.




                                            Apply Test Skills
 Pass the GED®
 Step 2: Apply Test Skills

LEFT PAGE
Instruction and Guided Practice

PRESENT SKILL
1•   Summarize the skill at the top
     of the page, and explain its            2
     importance on GED Test.
MODEL SKILL WITH EXAMPLE
2•   Students cover the box on the
     top right of the page, read the
     question, and answer it.
     Students uncover the box.
     Class discusses the answer
     and thought process.
TRY IT YOURSELF
3•   Students answer on their own.
     Students fill in the Think it
     Through box to explain their
     thought process.
     Review the answers and
     explanations to understand
     correct and incorrect answer
                                       TIP    If students only want to answer the GED questions and resist
                                       filling in the shaded boxes, explain that practicing having a good
     choices.                          reason for an answer makes for successful. test-taking. Say: Don’t
                                       take my word for it; try it a few times and see if it works for you.


                                                                                                              Apply Test Skills
  Pass the GED®
                                                                          RIGHT PAGE
  Step 2: Apply Test Skills (cont’d)                                      GED Practice

                                                                          ANSWER GED
                                                                          QUESTIONS/SUPPORT
                                                                            Students apply the lesson
                                                                            skill to GED-format
                                                                            questions.
                                                                          • At the beginning, they fill
                                                                            in the shaded boxes to
                                                                            support their answer
                                                                            choices (This gets them to
                                                                            stop and think logically
                                                                            about their answers.)
                                                                          ANSWER GED QUESTIONS
                                                                          •   Students answer GED-
                                                                              format questions,
                                                                              without supplying
                                                                              support.
                                                                          ANSWERS
                                                                            Students check answers
                                                                            and explanations.
                                                                            Class discusses difficult
                                                                            questions and shares
TIP  Practice elimination techniques with students. Model going through     successful strategies.
each answer choice, eliminating answer choices that are not based on
answering the question or on the information that is provided, and
narrowing to 2 or even 1 possible answer choices.


                                                                                         Question Formats
Pass the GED®
Step 3: Practice GED Question Formats
LEFT PAGE
Instruction and Guided Practice

PRESENT SKILL
•   Summarize the test feature and
    explain importance on GED
    test.
MODEL SKILL WITH EXAMPLE
•   Students cover the Answer and
    Explanations, read the
    question, and answer it.
    Students uncover the answers
    and class discusses why the
    right answer is correct and the
    other choices are wrong.
TRY IT YOURSELF
•   Students fill in the Think it
    Through box. (Giving a reason
    to support choices and
    eliminate others is an
    important part of the thinking
    process.)
    Review answers and
    explanations to understand
    correct and incorrect answer
                                      TIP Explain that these lessons have been developed by people who know the
    choices.
                                      GED Tests very well. The lessons point out test features for students to
                                      practice with before test day to become better test takers.

                                                                                                                  Question Formats
Pass the GED®
Step 3: Practice Test Formats                     (cont’d)
                                                             RIGHT PAGE
                                                             GED Practice
                                                             ANSWER GED QUESTIONS/SUPPORT
                                                             •   Students apply the lesson
                                                                 skill to GED-format
                                                                 questions.
                                                                 At the beginning, they fill in
                                                                 the shaded boxes to support
                                                                 their answer choices (This
                                                                 gets them to stop and think
                                                                 logically about their
                                                                 answers.)
                                                             ANSWER GED QUESTIONS
                                                             •   Students answer GED-format
                                                                 questions, without supplying
                                                                 support, to simulate test-
                                                                 taking.
                                                             ANSWERS
                                                                 Students check answers and
                                                                 explanations.
                                                                 Class discusses difficult
                                                                 questions and shares
                                                                 successful strategies.
TIP Discuss how students used the topic of the lesson
to answer questions.



                                                                               Test Warm-Up
Pass the GED®
Step 4: Practice Taking the GED Test

  Warm-Up Questions

  WARM-UP TO TAKE THE PRACTICE
  TEST
  •   Students answer sample
      GED questions that
      represent the range of
      thinking skills on the
      test.

  REVIEW CORRECT AND INCORRECT
  ANSWER CHOICES ON FACING
  PAGE
  •   Class discusses why the
      right answers are right
      and the wrong answers
      are wrong.
  REFLECT ON PERFORMANCE
  •   Students review their
      performance and identify
      one lesson they have
      learned from the
      discussion.




                                       Test Warm-Up
Pass the GED®
Step 4: Practice Taking the GED Test (cont’d)

  Test-Taking Strategies

  GO OVER CUSTOMIZED TEST-TAKING
  STRATEGIES
  •   Class goes over specific strategies
      for each test; for example – using
      purpose questions on the Reading
      Test or carefully filling in grids on
      the Mathematics Test




                                                Practice Test
    Pass the GED®
    Step 4: Practice Taking the GED Test (cont’d)
Full-Length Practice Test

PHOTOCOPY THE ANSWER SHEET
•     You have permission to
      photocopy the answer sheet so
      students can practice filling in the
      grids.
      Discuss strategies for keeping
      track of skipped questions (light
      mark next to them, etc.)

READ THE DIRECTIONS
•   Read directions as written.
      Encourage students to check their
      work if they finish before time is
      up (for example, have them make
      sure they have answered every
      question)
ADMINISTER AS A TIMED TEST
      Time the test. If you have a clock
      in the room, tell students what
      time the test will be over.
      Tell students when there is 10
      minutes left, 5 minutes, and 1
      minute.
      When the time is up, say “pencils
      down.”

                                                    GED Personal Coach
Pass the GED®
Step 5: Make a Plan for Test Success

 LEFT PAGE
 GED Personal Coach™

 FILL IN THE GRID (#1-3)
 •    Students follow
      directions to determine
      their total correct
      answers and next steps.

 USE THE SCORE TO DETERMINE
 NEXT STEPS (#4)
 •    The first bullet gives a
      level for readiness to
      take the GED in that
      subject.
      The second bullet
      indicates a need for
      remediation with GED
      Scoreboost before test
      day.
      The last bullet indicates
      the need for more
      substantial
      remediation.



                                       GED Personal Coach
Pass the GED®
Step 5: Make a Plan for Test Success (cont’d)

                                                RIGHT PAGE
                                                Personal Study Planner

                                                ANSWER THE Q AND A
                                                •   Students reflect on
                                                    their test-taking
                                                    performance
                                                PERSONAL STUDY PLANNERS
                                                •   Work with students
                                                    to fill in assignments
                                                    from the GED
                                                    Scoreboost books
                                                    based on the
                                                    correlations.




                                                                  Answers
Pass the GED®
Check Answers and Learn From Them

 Answers and Explanations

 CHECK ANSWERS AND READ EXPLANATIONS
 •   Encourage students to check
     answers and to read the
     explanations to understand why
     the answer is correct.




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