GED®/Student Performance Gains

2022-2023 PLC Products

Studying our Way to Success Targeted Studying for Better Performance

Attempts to Increase MSG %: An Exercise in Multiple Means and Strategies

Pathway to MSG Attainment: Counting Beans

2019-2021 PLC Products

link to Laurel County Literacy Council product page

The strategies in this project include a case management system for student tracking, GED weekends, library experience bags, and the tablet program.

As featured in the MM/WW topic “An Introduction to GED® Boot Camp Model/GED® Weekend Model” facilitated by Kathryn Hardman on June 7 & 9, 2021.

link to pdf of ESL transition to GED pdf

The work of the 2019-2020 ESL PLC focused not only on CASAS and BE training but also on how best to transition our Kentucky ESL students to GED® seekers. The best practices reflect suggested transitions in IELCE programs (contributed by BCTC) and GED® contextualized instruction for non-IELCE programs (contributed by West Kentucky CTC). Both infographic models are accompanied by a FAQ document with contact information for questions. These highlighted models are not meant to be a rulebook to follow; rather, they should be guiding considerations to tailor to local needs and resources.

Link to BCTC PLC innovation page

The BCTC Innovation Plan begun in 2019 took a broad, sweeping approach to addressing the needs and outcomes of their students. To do this, BCTC’s PLC developed four teams. Each team identified specific products, strategies, or processes that would address their selected area. The teams included MSG Attainment, GED® Attainment, Community Outreach/Partnerships, and Distance Learning. During FY2021, the teams expanded on and refined elements begun before the pandemic closed the program.

link to JCPS product

The JCPS 2019-2020 Innovation Plan took a broad sweeping approach to addressing the needs and outcomes of their students. The JCPS Innovation Plan was designed to increase enrollment, MSG gains and GED attainments. Online delivery/NTI schedules also addressed student persistence and retention during a pandemic. (Image from

link to WKCTC Outreach leads to other gains product

WKCTC wanted to increase outreach in Carlisle, Graves, and McCracken counties to increase enrollment, recruitment, and other gains by the end of April 2020. Included in these efforts were bilingual fliers, talking points, and TABE review booklets.

link to new page

Begun in 2019 before the pandemic shut down the program, a Get ‘Er Done Week is a one-week intensive math class. The goal of the class is to help students pass the math portion of the GED test as quickly as possible, as that tends to be the test students struggle with the most. Modified for the pandemic, the goal of the innovation plan was to make the existing high impact class available online.

Photo by WKDZ Radio from its broadcast “GED Graduation Ceremony Held at HCC” on May 30, 2019.

2018-2019 PLC Products

Jessamine instructor beside a GED graduate

This product contains practices to provide a better experience in regards to assessment and monitoring of results.

Scrabble tiles spell success

When looking at the issue of Student Retention and Persistence, the group decided to explore a possible connection to the implementation of TABE 11/12 and its effect on students persisting towards a GED®.

Synergy Scholarship for GED graduate link to product page

The high cost of the GED® is perhaps hindering many students who have completed 50 – 75% of coursework toward completion.

teamwork link to MSG Team
MSG Teams were established to work collaboratively to analyze data and increase post-testing percentages and MSGs.
GED graduation students turning the tassel link to MSU GED completers

The MSU PLC decided to focus on improving GED® attainments and MSGs through the use of GED Manager™