After one year of successful implementation, and with more than 40,000 tests delivered across 35 states, GED Testing Service has found that adults who take the GED test on computer are passing at higher rates and finishing faster. GED Testing Service introduced the new computer–‐based delivery system in 2012 to help more adults earn a GED credential and to prepare for the launch of the new GED test in 2014.
“We’ve been hearing for months that testing on computer is simpler and less stressful for test–‐takers,” said Randy Trask, President of GED Testing Service. “Our first year results show that GED test-¬‐takers are ready for technology, comfortable with testing on computer, and even performing better.”
Key data from GED Testing Service’s analysis:
• The failure rate of adults taking the test on computer is about half that of those taking
the test on paper.
• Adults testing on computer were 59 percent more likely to retake a failed test instead
of giving up and dropping out of the program.
• On average, adults who tested on computer completed their exams an hour and a half
faster than their paper-¬‐and-¬‐pencil contemporaries.
GED Testing Service is now offering a unique opportunity to encourage the one in five Americans without a high school diploma to try the test on computer. Through May 31, 2013 any adult who chooses to begin their GED test on computer will receive one free retake if they fail. In addition, adults who began their GED test on paper will be eligible if they live in a state where computer-¬‐ and paper-¬‐based test scores can be combined. To view full details of the new offer visit, GEDtestingservice.com/secondshot.
“Last year’s results demonstrate how the new benefits help test-¬‐takers succeed,” said Trask. “This new offer is meant to encourage more adults to enter the GED testing system and earn a GED credential, which is a stepping stone to career and college programs.”
GED testing on computer provides many new benefits to test-¬‐takers such as 24/7 online
registration and scheduling, instant unofficial score reports, and a more self-¬‐paced testing experience. States are offering the test on computer to prepare for the new 2014 GED test, which is scheduled for release on Jan. 2, 2014 and will only be delivered on computer.
Eastern Wyoming College Testing Center in Torrington, WY is one of the sites where you can take this GED test. For more information please call the EWC Testing Center at 307.532.8288.
Photo Caption: 11thand 12th grade winners left to right:
Back Row: Taylor Bush, Wheatland High School, Slater Ashenhurst, Wheatland High School, Mari Totland, Wheatland High School, Joshua Ring, Torrington High School, Alex McAnelly, Torrington High school, Tyler Shockley, Wheatland High School.
Front Row: Sawyer Lawrence, Wheatland High School, Janissa Martinez, Wheatland High School, Sydney Harms and Cameron Kelly, Torrington High School
Photo caption: L to R Tanner Tipsword & Mark Schmidt
EWC Welding Student Tanner Tipsword is presented the K3236XI Welding Ready Pack from Mark Schmidt, of US Welding in Scottsbluff, NE and on behalf of Myron Delgado of Lincoln Electric.
High school students from around the state compete in the Academic Challenge hosted by Eastern Wyoming College
(l to r) Pauline Deahl, Bev Yeik, Sharon Jones, Betty Hayano
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation has announced the recipients of the Foundation’s annual awards of recognition. The Distinguished Alumnus is David Briggs and recognized for Distinguished Service are Mrs. Pauline Deahl, Mrs. Sharon Jones, Mrs. Betty Hayano and Mrs. Bev Yeik.
David Briggs, Alliance, NE, is the CEO and President of WestCo. He attended EWC in 1982-1983 and received an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting. He went on to receive a BSBA in accounting from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska in 1985.
Mr. Briggs has held positions with Peter Kiewit and Sons, Omaha as an office manager and compensation supervisor and as a human resources manager. He was the assistant general manager and general manager at WestCo prior to becoming CEO and President.
Mr. Briggs and WestCo provided EWC with the equipment necessary to have a weather camera on campus which shows weather across the North Platte Valley in Torrington. The camera can be accessed through the EWC website.
The Distinguished Alumni Award was first given in 1991, and is based upon exemplary achievement in his or her particular endeavor in life, to include academic, professional, and civic activities or other areas deemed to be appropriate and significant. The award is selected by the EWC Foundation.
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation is proud to recognize the following individuals for Distinguished Service: Pauline Deahl, Sharon Jones, Betty Hayano and Bev Yeik.
Mrs. Deahl worked at EWC from 1961 to retirement in 1992 for a total of 31 years of service. She served as the Administrative Assistant to the Business Office and secretary to the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Jones worked at EWC from 1973 to retirement in 2005 for a total of 32 years. She served as the Administrative Assistant to President Chuck Rogers. She then went on to serve as the Payroll Manager.
Mrs. Hayano served the College for 28 years from 1968 to retirement in 1996. She served as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Student Services.
Mrs. Yeik began working at EWC in 1965 on a part-time basis. She become a full-time employee in 1966 and retired in 1979. She served as the Supervisor of the EWC Work-Study Program.
During this period of the College’s development and growth, all four served “where needed” on special projects, grant development and submission, payroll and human resources back up, community education, athletics, faculty support, statewide projects such as common course numbering, and development of College capabilities in transitioning from paper records to computerized record keeping. They supported presidents from Al Conger, Chuck Rogers, Guido Smith, Roy Mason and Jack Bottenfield.
This award was first given in 2011 and is based on leadership and significant accomplishment in a college role as an administrator, faculty or staff member, member of the Foundation board of directors, and/or member of the general public to include individuals or individual corporate entities. The award is selected by the EWC Foundation.
Recognition will take place at the EWC Commencement Ceremony to be held in Torrington on May 10th at 7 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium.