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Exciting Changes to Adult Education Testing in New Brunswick.


We're thrilled to share some exciting news regarding changes to adult education testing in New Brunswick! A recent CBC article by Lars Schwarz sheds light on the upcoming transition from the General Education Development (GED) testing to the new Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC).


Key Points from the Article:

  • The GED testing, which has been the standard high school equivalency test for adults, will end on May 3rd in New Brunswick.

  • It will be replaced by the Canadian Adult Education Credential or CAEC, a new Canadian-based test developed in Alberta.

  • Laura Burris, our Executive Director at Central Valley Adult Learning Association (CVALA), shares insights into the transition process and its implications for adult learners and educators.

Insights from Laura Burris:

  • Laura Burris emphasizes the importance of understanding the timeline and logistics of the transition, including the availability of the new test and its impact on classroom materials and curriculum.

  • She expresses optimism about the potential benefits of the new testing program, including its relevance to Canadian learners and the opportunity for more flexible accommodations.

  • Laura highlights the need for recognition of existing high school credits and accommodations for students with language barriers.

Next Steps:

  • As we await further information, we remain committed to supporting our adult learners through this transition.

  • Stay tuned for updates and resources to help navigate the changes and ensure a smooth transition for all.

We're grateful to CBC New Brunswick and Lars Schwarz for shedding light on this important development in adult education, and we're proud to be part of the ongoing efforts to empower learners in our community.



Stay tuned for more updates and resources from CVALA as we navigate this exciting transition together!

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