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Washington, DC, United States, 2009/12/24 - Receiving the Honors GED certificate begins to offer significant advantages and opportunities for motivated and independent learners. Online Career Advancement develops comprehensive honors GED program.
General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the test taker has achieved high school-level academic skills. To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide. The American Council on Education (ACE) is the GED developer. The GED test is never available online. Test preparation is available online.
GED certificate holders, and potential GED test takers, are beginning to chat in forums about the honors GED credential. Particularly, employers and academic institutions are beginning to recognize and reward holders of Honors GED certificate holders in recognition of the extra effort necessary to achieve high scores. Accordingly, potential GED recipients are taking note as they learn more about this Honors GED opportunity.
GED certificates are awarded by State Departments of Education. Many states award test takers who score an average of about 650 a GED certificate with a gold seal indicating that they have achieved honors status. Colleges and universities are increasingly offering scholarships to applicants who hold an Honors GED; for example, Southern State Community College, in Ohio, offers Honors GED recipients a scholarship of $500.
According to the ACE 2007 GED Testing Program Statistical Report, nearly 50% of GED testers take the exams for a sense of personal satisfaction; they do not have to take it to satisfy employment, military, or education goals. Online Career Advancement (OCA) has developed an online Honors GED Program as an option for the self-motivated who would appreciate an advanced understanding of the relevance of GED tests subject matter to everyday life, education, and professionalism. The program offers an interactive environment with additional courses, numerous supplemental resources and references, several levels of support, and a custom certificate of achievement.
Leonard Cox, lead developer for the OCA Honors GED Program notes, We believe that people who are motivated and enthusiastic about learning should have incentives to motivate them to achieve their best…for many, the Honors GED provides such an incentive.
A primary part of OCA’s mission includes offering the GED Honors Program during the summer of 2010 to the most motivated, enthusiastic, and independent learners.
There are a lot of GED test preparation program students who don’t even know that there is such a thing as an Honors GED certificate, said Professor Cox. OCA’s research has determined that, most GED training program providers are not aware of the Honors GED certificate. Online Career Advancement is corresponding with the American Council on Education and individual state departments of education to determine the national extent of the Honors GED credential and will enhance its program accordingly.
More information about the Honors GED Program can be obtained from the main website of Online Career Advancement.