Getting a high school equivalency diploma in Wisconsin has gotten easier with Onsego’s GED Prep Course.
The online course developed by Onsego covers all GED subject topics in short video lessons and numerous practice tests.
The GED® test contains four modular, independent sub-exams that cover the academic subject areas of Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
Students can sit for these sub-exams one (or more) at a time at one of Wisconsin’s state-designated testing sites or (if they qualify) in an online proctored format.
The GED exam gives adult learners who were not in the position to complete high school the opportunity to secure a credential that’s equivalent to a common high school.
The GED credential is accepted in the same way as a high school degree by virtually all North American employers and institutions of higher education.
What’s in the Onsego GED Course?
The video lessons in the Onsego course address one topic at a time, followed by a short quiz so the students can check if they understand the topic.
There are four courses, one for each of the four GED sub-exams, that are divided into modules that cover GED subject areas. Upon completing a module, students take a longer practice test that checks to what extent they understand the covered study material.
This way, they will learn whether they can continue with the next module or if they should spend more time learning the covered subject fields.
Onsego’s GED preparatory course additionally includes many free courses related to building up self-confidence and test-taking strategies, just to mention a few.
What’s a great, unique feature is Onsego’s GED Calculator Course, which is included in the Advantage Plan at no additional cost.
This course teaches students who don’t get math at all how to use the GED calculator (the TI-30 SX) so effectively that they will pass the GED Math portion easily, even if they don’t understand Math problems at all. This is a great feature!!
Passing the GED test
Thanks to the bonus courses included in the Onsego GED prep course, passing the four GED sub-exams has become easier. Math has always been the biggest hurdle to success on the GED test, but the free calculator course tackles that issue.
There’s also a great “Quitting Protection” course included that will keep the students motivated so they won’t give up learning during their GED preparation.
One more thing about the calculator. The Texas Instruments TI 30 can be used not only on the second portion of the GED Math portion but also during the Science and Social Studies sub-exams.
If taken at a Wisconsin test center, the GED exam allows you to use a hand-held device. If you take the GED exam online, there’ll be an embedded, on-screen version of the TI-30 XS that works identically to the hand-held version. So, learning how to work with the TI-30 XS calculator has made passing the GED exam a lot easier.
Wisconsin and the GED
Wisconsin has an economy that’s predominantly driven by manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture. Additionally, Wisconsin is America’s leading cheese producer.
To keep these and all other sectors operating, a well-educated and skilled workforce is required. Well, the fact of the matter is that of all Wisconsin adults 25 years of age or older, 11 percent don’t hold a high school or equivalent diploma.
There are many Wisconsin nonprofit organizations that recognize this problem, and a lot of effort is directed toward addressing this and related issues.
Every year, around 10,000 of these adults take the state’s high school equivalency exam, and for these adult learners, Onsego has designed the comprehensive and accredited GED preparatory course so a better career comes within sight.
The GED Testing Service, the official organization behind the GED test, has recognized the Onsego course as one of only 20 publishers, as being entirely aligned with the current GED test.
So, the GED exam plays an important role in Wisconsin’s economy. First of all, a well-educated workforce is crucial for industrial growth and a healthy economy, but there’s also practically no position out there, not at the entry level, that doesn’t require applicants to hold at least a secondary education degree.
So the GED test benefits all industrial sectors but the employees as well. An employee with a high school or equivalent degree will, on an annual basis, earn at least $9,500 more than an employee without the degree. So earning a GED pays off, right?