New GED Test Coming
January 1, 2014
Finish your GED test by
the end of 2013 and get started on the life you deserve.
Former students and people who
have taken the test but not passed the whole test. If you
need to retest do so before January 1, 2014 for the following reasons:
• No scores from the 2002
test will "carry-over" to be combined with the 2014 Test.
• The new test will be taken on a computer at an official testing center.
• Testers will have to be computer literate to be able to take the test.
• Word processing skills will be needed to be able to construct written
responses to some questions.
• Critical thinking and higher order reading and problem solving will be
• The new test will be different than the current test.
• The pass/fail cut score for the new test will be higher than the
current test cut score.
• There will be different kinds of test questions compared to the current
multiple choice questions.
• The cost for the whole test will be $150
or more versus the $80 now. Each content test will be $37.50 or more.
REMEMBER: ATTEND CLASSES TO INCREASE YOUR
CHANCES OF PASSING THE TEST.
LIFELONG LEARNING GRADUATION
Lifelong Learning, the Adult Education and Training program for
Greenville County Schools, held its 2011 - 2012 graduation ceremony on
May 30 at 6:00 pm at Wade Hampton High School. Special Recognition was
given to three longtime Lifelong Learning employees who retired this year.
Sara Jo Lomas began teaching adult education at night in
1986, and joined the faculty at Lifelong Learning Sullivan Center as a basic and
exit exam teacher after she retired from Mitchell Road Elementary.
Carol Petty began her career in adult education in 1979. After she
retired from Greer High School, she became a high school units and GED teacher
at Lifelong Learning Sullivan Center. Mary Pool began her
work in adult education in 1991 at Lifelong Learning Sullivan Center as a clerk
for the JOBS program before moving to the front office as secretary.
Lifelong Learning, through its GED Center and High School Units
program offers students the opportunity to return to school and finish their
education. Adult Education centers are the #1 drop-out/ retrieval programs
for South Carolina.
Lifelong Learning offers students a way to realize their dreams
and build a better future. Students are tested and counseled on which
program is best suited for their needs. Instructors are experienced SC
certified teachers who care about their students and want them to achieve their
For more information about the programs at Lifelong Learning,
visit our website at
or call 864-355-6088.
Good News for South Carolina
South Carolina had
the second highest GED pass rate in the Southeast.
The GED Pass Rate for South Carolina went up again in 2011 to 77.6,
once again surpassing the National GED pass rate for 2011. Of
the 32 states above the National Average of 72.2%, South Carolina
was in the Top 10 in the number of candidates passing.
Lifelong Learning's Sullivan Center campus houses one of seven
stand-alone GED Testing Sites in South Carolina.
SC Adult Education Names the
ESL Teacher of the Year
Stanley Schemainda was named
ESL Teacher of the Year at this year's
Capitalize on ESL Training Day. Mr.
Schemainda is an Adult ESL instructor for
both Lifelong Learning, Greenville County
Schools Adult Education and Pickens
County programs. Stanley, a native of
Colombia, SA, and now a US citizen,
graduated from USC Upstate and began
teaching ESL classes at Lifelong Learning,
bringing a sense of enthusiasm and
commitment to his teaching and his students.
One student states, "...He (Mr.
Schemainda) is creative and an
extraordinarily good teacher. He love
his profession and shows a sincere interest
and concern for the students. He has the
ability to connect with them."
Another students comments, "..Mr.
Schemainda is an outstanding person and
teacher. He shows great passion for
teaching, which makes me want to learn from
him...His love for teaching is shown
everyday in class......He is not only a
great teacher, he is a good person and
Click here for ESL Teacher
of the Year slideshow.
GED Testing Center....A BIG SUCCESS!
Recently The GED Center of Greenville County Schools was
chosen by the State Department of Education to be a pilot testing site for the GED exam.
Lifelong Learning's Sullivan Center is an official
for the Upstate. The Sullivan GED Testing
Center is located at the main campus at 206 Wilkins Street.
for taking the GED examination are $80 for SC residents. The testing
non-state residents are $160. One of the State Department test
examiners said that "The GED Center at Sullivan Center is probably the
finest testing site in South Carolina."
The GED (General Education Development) tests include five
multiple choice tests that measure the general knowledge and thinking skills
that are required to earn a high school diploma. These tests last for 7
hours. The comfortable seating and the climate controlled conditions make
The GED Center the ideal testing location.
Click here for more information
about registration and testing dates.
Lifelong Learning Offers WorkKeys Upgrade
Classes and WorkKeys Testing
Lifelong Learning's Sullivan Center offers WorkKeys
Upgrade Classes and the WorkKeys
tests for the Upstate. WorkKeys® is an employment skills assessment system.
Employers use WorkKeys® to measure workplace skills of
employees and job
applicants. Schools and colleges also use WorkKeys® to
prepare students for the workplace.
You can earn the WorkReady SC Career Readiness Certificate
(CRC) by taking the three assessments and scoring at least a “3” on each.
The nationally recognized CRC certifies that you are WorkReady to employers. Being ready for work is
very important to employers in the Upstate when they seek to hire new employees.
Click here for more information