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Cite It Right! Scoring and Teaching GED® Reasoning Through Language Arts Test Extended Response

Welcome to the VAILL Conference in Radford, Virginia, either in person or online!

Let’s take a closer look at the new Extended Response on the GED® Reasoning Through Language Arts Test. Test takers will have 45 minutes to read a text (called the stimulus) and then write an organized response according to the directions (called the prompt).

GED® Testing Service created an Reasoning Through Language Arts Extended Response Resource Guide that includes:

  • Two samples of readings and prompts.
  • 28 real responses from simulated test takers.
  • Detailed information on the scores provided by Subject Matter Experts.

We will explore portions of this guide to understand and practice scoring, then consider some instructional activities from Teaching Adults: A 2014 GED® Test Resource Book to prepare adult learners for this portion of the test (and life).

And here’s an additional graphic organizer that isn’t even in the book!

MLOTS also recently shared some videos produced by Essential Education on how to prepare for the Extended Response that you may find helpful.

Do you have any additional tips or resources to prepare for the Extended Response on the GED Test?

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Mustard Seed Training is a team of faith-based artisans creating materials for praying with children. Our ministry is to share the love of God and neighbor.

Our group was founded in 2018 by CGS catechist and woodworker Meagen Farrell. Meagen is an author, trainer, and PhD student in the fields of adult basic education and educational technology (that’s the “Training” part!).

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