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9/29/2015

Age requirements for taking GED tests changing Sept. 29

Recent legislation requires upcoming changes to the age requirements for GED test takers. The change takes effect Sept. 29, 2015. Details of the change are available here.

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9/29/2015

GED back-to-school discount now available

Until Oct. 31, students can take the GED Ready® practice test for $1 at a local adult education center. As part of the fall promotion, students that score “Likely to Pass” are guaranteed to pass the real test. Click here for discount details and more information about the GED Ready® practice test guarantee.

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9/29/2015

Free SketchUp Pro graphics software license extended through 2016

Again this school year, all Ohio public school districts can request free access to Trimble SketchUp Pro, a 3D graphics software program similar to CAD. SketchUp has applications beyond drafting and engineering. Students can draw scenes from novels, create towns from the past, visualize science experiments, experiment with geometric shapes and create 3D models that can be printed on 3D printers.

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9/29/2015

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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9/23/2015

State Test Updates for 2015-2016

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9/23/2015

Test Talk: A new, simple way to tell parents about Ohio’s State Tests

These days, parent interest in state achievement tests is especially high. That’s why a new PowerPoint presentation produced by the Ohio Department of Education is so timely. Ohio’s State Tests: Information for Students and Families will help families understand when their children will be tested, in what subjects and for how long.

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9/23/2015

School registration for free OHYES! statewide student survey closes Sept. 30

The Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) is a new tool for gathering information on health and safety behaviors and non-academic barriers affecting student success. Gathering credible information on these issues is essential to selecting strategies to improve school success and positive youth development.

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