GED classes offered online
IOWA FALLS – Now there is a different option for studying for the GED. “I-pathways is a new opportunity for students with good reading skills to study at home with lessons on the computer rather than a textbook,” says Sherilyn Hitch, GED instructor at Ellsworth Community College. “I-pathways is a hybrid class where students will study at the hours they prefer and at any location that is best for them. I will monitor their progress, correct their lessons, and help them with specific problems they might be having. I will be supervising students throughout our district, so students will also be working with their local GED instructor. When they are ready, they will go to their local GED classroom to take practice tests and official tests. We are offering GED this way because some students are so proficient at the computer that it is a more comfortable way for them to learn. It will also help students who have jobs and are unable to attend regular GED classes.
I-pathways is not for everyone. When the student enrolls in GED they take a placement test to determine an individualized plan of study. If their reading and math scores are high enough, they will have the option of choosing the I-pathways curriculum. While enrolled in the online class, students may also attend the traditional GED classes.
Hitch says, “It’s important that students begin their GED path as soon as possible because a new test will begin in January 2014. If students have a few tests left to take, they must finish the old test series by December 13. After that, all passed test scores are thrown out when the new tests begin in January 2014.”
If you are interested in earning your GED, contact Sherilyn Hitch at 641-648-8644. Although students can start the class at any time, Fall Term GED Orientation starts after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 3, from 1-5:00 pm. Classes meet in room 104, in the Trades and Industries building on River Street, on the Ellsworth College Campus.