Basic or Advanced Skills: Which Do You Need to Test?

Basic skills testing has long been proven effective in identifying gaps on the rudimentary levels for English and math skills. This is very useful for screening and placement for entry-level jobs, training programs and student admissions. But what if you need something that goes a little deeper? What if you’re hiring for a higher-level...

Beyond the Basics: Addressing Advanced Skills Deficits

Everywhere you turn there seems to be bad news about the U.S. falling further behind other countries when it comes to matters of education. Unfortunately, when it comes to mastery of the basics, it’s true. Where are the Skills Deficits? Grammar, spelling, math, reading comprehension… these are the foundations of educ...

Top 10 Adult Education Resources for Teachers

We talk to ABE instructors many times a day, and over the years have assembled a list of helpful resources that can offer inspiration, how-to advice, and professional guidance. We're going to do our top 10 resources for adult education teachers. Feel free to add your favorites in the comments section below....

Making Remedial Education Work

Not all students enter post secondary school with same level of basic skills. Through remediation, schools can serve a broader population and ensure that all incoming students will have the minimum skills to be successful. Unfortunately, remedial education, or Dev Ed, is often referred to as “the graveyard of higher education.” Data f...

The Importance of Student Writing Skills

Did you know that research has linked the use of modern technology to low GPA? With 87% of students using text messaging, social media, and other modern devices to communicate, student writing skills are seeing a decline. Today I want to talk to you about the importance of writing skills for students. Social media, text messaging, blog...

Getting Beyond Remedial Classes

In this blog, Wonderlic discusses the importance of helping your students master the basics before you let them take the GED and move on with their careers and/or education. Today we're am going to be discussing why it’s important to go beyond just passing remedial classes. Each student walking in your door has certain...