BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

GEDP-060 - General Educational Dev. Preparation -

GEDP-060 - General Educational Dev. Preparation -

Course Details
This course will prepare students to write the GED examination by explaining, breaking down, and highlighting the content of the five testing areas. This course will use many resources including test tips and strategies, practice tests, textbook references, and applicable practice websites. All classes will assist a student to prepare for the GED exam. Other courses (English, Math, Algebra) in the College Readiness Program at NVIT could be taken to further upgrade essential skills needed for the GED. By itself, the GEDP 060 course is not an upgrading program.
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  • Prerequisites : English 9 and MATH 9
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's Degree in a related field.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    There are no requirements for completing this course (GEDP 060), as the goal of the course is to prepare a student for passing the GED exam. The evaluation of the GED exam will follow Provincial guidelines.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • use standard written English clearly and effectively;

  • edit and correct sentences;

  • maintain consistency in verb tense or point of view within the total text;

  • write an essay of approximately 200-250 words on an issue or situation with which they are familiar and requires no special knowledge;

  • plan, draft, revise, and proofread the essay;

  • read and interpret passages and practical documents such as a voter's guide, graphics, and photographs that are taken from social studies texts and historical documents;

  • demonstrate an understanding in Social Studies subject areas by answering questions that ask you to interpret the meanings of the selections and draw conclusions from the material presented;

  • understand science based questions where short statements, diagrams, charts, or tables are given;

  • problem-solve questions where longer reading passages or visual materials are followed by questions;

  • understand different kinds of reading passages;

  • answer questions in two content areas of Language Arts readings;

  • solve real-life mathematical problems; and

  • problem-solve and interpret data contained within graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Casio fx-260 calculator

  • Complete GED Preparation, Current Edition.
  • Other Resources:
  • Steck-Vaughn GEDi>, Current Edition.

  • GED Exercise Books, Current Editions.

  • GED Skill Book for Mathematics: The Calculator, Current Edition.

  • Casio fx-260 Solar Calculator

  • GED Teaching Strategies Online Course

  • Steck-Vaughn GED Skill Books, Current Editions.

  • Official GED Practice Tests, Current Editions.

  • GED 21st Century Software.

  • Official Practice Test Software programs.
  • Transfer Credits: The GED Secondary School Equivalency Certificate is awarded to examinees that successfully complete all five tests. The GED certificate is NOT the same as the Dogwood Diploma awarded to students who complete the graduation requirements of the British Columbia Secondary School Program.
    Other Information: The General Educational Development (GED) is a set of five multiple-choice tests in the areas of language arts writing, language arts reading, social studies, science and mathematics. The language arts writing test also requires the writing of an essay. The GED British Columbia Secondary School Equivalency Certificate is awarded to examinees that successfully complete all five tests. These tests are intended to help adults who did not graduate from secondary school improve their academic or vocational standing. All of the information here can be found on the Ministry of Education website http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/ged/