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WithYouWithMe partners with GED testing service on learning insights to boost chances of passing the GED

PUBLISHED June 13, 2023
More than 700,000 students who take the GED® test each year will soon have access to powerful insights that will help them be successful, thanks to a new initiative aimed at improving student learning outcomes.
GED Testing Service®, jointly owned by Pearson and the American Council on Education, which operates the international GED program, has partnered with WithYouWithMe, a social impact tech company, to provide students with free access to its world-leading learning preference assessment.

The partnership aims to support learners by providing them insights into their unique personal learning style and to select curated learning materials that will help them study for the exam.

WYWM CEO Tom Larter noted that understanding learning preference provides individuals with competitive advantage not just for the GED test – but for long-term education and employment opportunities.

“All individuals should have the opportunity to realise their potential and we’re proud to provide our learning preference assessment and other resources to GED learners, to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed,” said Mr. Larter.

Each student has a unique way of processing, internalising, and remembering information. Some individuals learn best through visual aids such as diagrams, while others may prefer auditory cues like lectures, or learn best through hands-on experiences.

By identifying their learning preference, individuals can tailor their study habits and strategies to be more effective and efficient.

By increasing the number of students successfully earning a GED diploma, we can help level up the workforce with greater diversity and equality by opening exciting new career paths that individuals may never have thought possible.

Vicki Greene, President of GED Testing Service and SVP Workforce Skills, said: “the learning preference insights will equip learners with important information to not only support their GED preparation, but also broader life and career choices. We’re confident that providing them with insight into their learning style will set them up for success.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans start their GED journey, whether it’s to go to college, prepare for a new job or simply to achieve this milestone. It’s incredibly important to provide these learners with a world-class service and positive learning environment to help them thrive.

GED Testing Service is also partnering with WithYouWithMe to launch the GED Tech Apprenticeship™ program which will support 300 GED students from diverse backgrounds into new tech careers. Under the GED Tech Apprenticeship program, students will have the opportunity to complete WithYouWithMe's broader testing program to identify those with a high propensity to excel in tech careers. They’ll then have access to free accredited training to upskill them into high demand tech roles and we’ll help them find roles at leading companies in the United States.”

The GED learning preference assessment is currently in development and is expected to launch by July 2023.

About GED Testing Service

The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the one official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson.

GED Testing Service LLC | GED.com
Find out more about WithYouWithMe’s learning preference assessments.

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