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14 DE Admin. Code 910
Education Impact Analysis Pursuant To 14 Del.C. Section 122(d)
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 910 Delaware General Educational Development (GED) Endorsement. This regulation is being reviewed in order to provide greater access to a secondary credential assessment in Delaware. The new GED® Test to be initiated in January 2014 will only be computer based and will have an increased cost of $120, up from $75.00. This revision aligns with the Department’s focus of preparing Delawareans to be college and career ready. The use of multiple secondary credential assessments, in addition to the GED®, will permit adults without a high school diploma increased access to attaining a secondary credential for entry into post-secondary institutions, training opportunities and employment. Because the new GED® Test is computerized, the Official Practice Test and the 45 day waiting period between retests are no longer necessary and the elimination will allow for Delawareans access to credential faster and also reduces the administrative burden to the State.
Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on or before December 5, 2013 to Susan Haberstroh, Education Associate, Regulation Review, Department of Education, at 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware 19901. A copy of this regulation is available from the above address or may be viewed at the Department of Education business office.
910 Delaware Requirements for issuance of the GED® Test Secondary Credential
The A Delaware GED® test credential secondary credential is given to persons who satisfactorily pass the GED® Test a recognized secondary credential assessment approved by the Delaware Department of Education.
1.0 Eligibility to take the GED® test a secondary credential assessment
1.1.2 Certify under his or her signature on the GED® secondary credential assessment application form that he or she is not enrolled in a public or non public school program; and.
1.1.3 Provide a verified copy of the Official GED Practice Test® indicating the applicant has passed the Official GED Practice Test with a score of 2450 or better and not less than 470 on each of the 5 sub test areas.
1.2.3 Verify that they are at least 16 years of age at the time of the application for the waiver of the age requirement using a birth certificate, drivers driver’s license, a State of Delaware Identification Card or other comparable and reliable documentation of age; and
1.2.6 Provide a verified copy of the Official GED Practice Test indicating the applicant has passed the Official GED Practice Test with a score of 2450 or better and not less than 470 on each of the 5 sub test areas.
2.0 Scores Required for the Delaware GED® test a Delaware secondary Credential
An individual shall have a standard score of not less than 410 on each of the five tests with an average standard score of not less than 450 for all five tests and a total standard score of not less than 2250 in order to be issued a GED® test credential attain the minimum passing standard as approved by the Delaware Department of Education.
3.0 Retesting Assessment Approval Process
Forty five days shall lapse prior to retesting and instruction is recommended before retesting.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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