STATE OFFICE OF CAREER TECHNICAL & ADULT EDUCATION
The mission of the State Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (SOCTAE) is to create a unified education system for Career, Technical and Adult Education, inclusive of cultural diversities, disabilities, trades and skillsets that support an equitable and inclusive academic, career and technical education teaching and learning environment, resulting in a skilled workforce and heightened economic development in the United States Virgin Islands.
CAREER and TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was reauthorized in 2018 as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century (Perkins V).
Perkins V's purpose is to develop more fully the academic knowledge and technical employability skills of secondary and postsecondary students enrolled in CTE programs of study that will increase employment opportunities for special populations and provide individuals with skills needed to keep the United States competitive. This must be attained through:
- building on the efforts of states and localities to develop challenging academic and technical standards
- promoting the development of services and activities that integrate academic, career and technical instruction and that link secondary and post-secondary for participating CTE concentrators
- increasing state and local flexibility to provide services that aide in the development, implementation and promotion of CTE through dissemination of national research and provision of professional development and technical assistance to improve CTE programs of study, services and activities
- development of partnerships with secondary schools, adult education programs, post-secondary schools, technical schools, local workforce investment board
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ADULT EDUCATION and FAMILY LITERACY ACT (AEFLA)
Section 202 of the Adult Education and Family Literacy ACT's (AEFLA) program purpose is to:
- assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills for employment and economic self sufficiency
- support the educational and skill achievement of parents and family members to participate in the educational development of their children
- assist immigrants and English language learners in improving their English and math proficiency and understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
- Assist incarcerated individuals in strengthening their knowledge and skills to promote successful re-entry into society.
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St. Thomas/St. John Districts Adult Literacy Program Contacts:
- Dr. Susan Darrow Magras, University of the Virgin Islands CELL PH: 340-693-1101
- Mrs. Sheryl Nelson, VI Department of Education Day and Evening Adult (STTJ District) PH: 340-774-0100 Ext. 8603
- Principal Christa Ann-Molloy, VI Department of Education (STX District) Day and Evening Adult PH: 340-778-0339
GED TESTING SERVICES
Congratulations on making the personal decision to prepare and take the GED® Tests! Millions of people have taken the GED® Tests in preparation for their future, to continue their education, or improve employment opportunities.
The GED test is made up of four (4) subjects broken into separate exams. GED Test Subjects - See What's on the Test | GED®
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes testing time) Test Topics:
- Basic Math
- Basic Algebra
- Graphs and Functions
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes testing time) Test Topics:
- Reading for Meaning i
- Identifying and Creating Arguments
- Grammar and Language
- Social Studies (70 minutes testing time) Test Topics:
- Reading for Meaning in Social Studies
- Analyzing Historical Events and Arguments in Social Studies
- Using Numbers and Graphs in Social Studies
- Science (90 minutes testing time) Test Topics:
- Reading for meaning in Science
- Designing and Interpreting Science Experiments
- Using Numbers and Graphics in Science
Successful passing of the GED® can open the door to future education, employment and self-sufficiency.
GED® Cost : GED®: Price Of The GED Test And Rules For Testing
- $184.00 for Full Battery (4 Test Subjects)
- $46.00 per Test Module
Scheduling and Registration :
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Sign-up for MyGED™ at GED.com today and start preparing for the 2014 GED® test. Go to GED.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet and:
- Create your free MyGED™ account
- Start studying
- See if you’re ready for the real thing by taking GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test - $6.00 per Practice Test Module
- Learn about jobs and college options
- Schedule one or more GED® test subjects
Do you have a disability, or need a reasonable accommodation to help you take the test? GED testing is committed to providing students with full access to the GED® test for anyone with disabilities and support the intention of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA). Test accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and include things such as extra testing time, extra breaks, and a separate testing room.
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UNDERAGE YOUTH REQUIREMENT
- Must provide proof to the State Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education that the student is not officially enrolled in the k-12 school system (verification presented must be signed by the Office of the Superintendent).
- Must contact the State Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education for an underage youth application.
- Must complete 50 instructional hours in an Adult Literacy Program and be declared GED Ready by the Principal, or Administrator of the program for each area of the test by taking the GED Ready practice test
- Test Registration
Computer-Based Test (CBT): Must submit a copy of the form to the adult education program to release registration record. The GED® Testing registration process cannot be continued until this step is completed.School districts do not have the authority to delay or deny access to the GED Tests if the test-taker meets the eligibility requirements. This is inclusive of correctional facilities, detention centers and jails providing education services under the direction of the local school district’s board of education.
- Home schooled youth are eligible to take the GED if they meet all requirements listed above.
Official GED Smart Transcript & Diploma
Official transcripts of GED Test results called a Smart Transcript and official Virgin Islands Department of Education High School Diplomas are available to all GED completers.
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- Students who passed in 2014 can log in to http://ged.com to order eTranscript, eDiploma, Paper Transcript, Paper Diploma. The cost of each product is $15 (plus $2.25 shipping, no additional shipping for eTranscript, eDiploma)
- Students who passed the GED prior to 2014, click on https://ged.com/life_after_ged/ to order eTranscript, eDiploma, Paper Transcript, Paper Diploma. The cost of each product is $15 (plus $2.25 shipping, no additional shipping for eTranscript, eDiploma)
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