Welcome to the VAILL Conference in Radford, Virginia, either in person or online!
I’m excited to focus on the new Extended Response on the GED® Social Studies Test. Test takers will have 25 minutes to read a text (called the stimulus) and write an organized response according to the directions (called the prompt).
GED® Testing Service created a Social Studies Extended Response Resource Guide that includes:
- Two samples of readings and prompts.
- 23 real responses from simulated test takers.
- Detailed information on the scores provided by Subject Matter Experts.
We will explore portions of this guide to understand and practice scoring, then consider some instructional activities from Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED® Test Resource Book to prepare adult learners for this portion of the test (and life).
And here’s an additional graphic organizer that isn’t even in the book!