For Release: 2013-12-16 10:33:00As an all-new, online-based GED test launches beginning January 2014, a new test-preparation system from KET, Fast Forward, also launches to address the needs of today’s adult learner. “The biggest change about the GED test is that it’s computer-based, and that drove our decision to put most of our resources into computer-based instruction,” said Tonya Crum, KET’s director of adult education and workforce training. “That includes text, videos, interactive tools and other ways for students to practice the material in a hands-on way." The online Fast Forward system is highly customizable. Students will be able to work at their own pace, guided by a learning plan designed just for them based on content area pre-tests. “We’ve made this product as much like the new test as possible so that students won’t be surprised or have difficulty,” adds Crum. Fast Forward offers courses in four subject areas: math, language arts, science, and social studies. It follows the organization of the GED tests, but Fast Forward can be used by students throughout the nation to prepare for any of the official high school equivalency exams because it is aligned to national Common Core and College and Career Ready standards. Although Kentucky continues to offer the GED test, other states have chosen alternative tests. Fast Forward will provide the necessary preparation to help students succeed on any of these tests. In addition to the online instruction, Fast Forward will also offer e-books designed for those students needing less intensive instruction but who wish to brush up for the test. The first of these, in language arts, will be introduced soon, with the remainder to follow later in 2014. This new test-prep system is available at www.KETFastForward.org. Kentucky residents can call 1-800-KET-4GED for special pricing and support. In 1975, KET created its first series for GED® study. KET is Kentucky’s largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentucky’s preeminent public media organization on Twitter @KET and facebook.com/KET and at KET.org.
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