- September 2011
Reforming New York’s GED System
While there is widespread support in New York State and City for raising GED pass rates and increasing the number of people who are well-prepared to take the test, the means by which we achieve these improvements is disputed among officials, policymakers, program operators and academics. This panel will bring together leading state and city education officials with policy experts and community-based practitioners to discuss which GED reforms make the most sense and how to achieve them in practice. The panelists will examine which programs are models that could be built upon, anticipated changes to the GED test, whether New York should charge a fee for test takers, the benefits and costs of the official practice test, availability and quality of preparatory instruction, and how to ensure that more GED attainers go on to college.