Regional Office of Education #9
Champaign - Ford Counties
Programs: General Education Development (GED)
The purpose of this program stems from the fact that there are many persons who did not complete formal high school graduation requirements. This program provides applicants with an opportunity to secure a High School Equivalency Certificate. All candidates are required to pass a test on the United States and Illinois Constitutions. Also, the candidate must pass tests on Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Reading Skills and Mathematics. Regularly scheduled testing dates are provided. The Regional Office of Education and Parkland College are the testing centers and tested approximately 25 to 30 adults each month. For the 2011-2012 year, 1,339 individuals have taken the tests and of those 900 have passed all tests and received their High School Equivalency Certificate.
National Guard Program called Lincoln's Challenge provides like skills
and GED preparation to people 16-18 years of age that have dropped out
of school. This program combines a five-month residential program with
a twelve-month mentorship program assisting young people in making a
positive change in their lives. The Champaign-Ford Regional Office of
Education has worked very closely with Lincoln's Challenge Program to
provide GED testing on site. Last year, 411 GED certificates were awarded
to graduates of the Lincoln's Challenge Program out of 718 enrolled.
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