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National External Diploma Program

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WHAT IS THE NEDP?


The National External Diploma Program (NEDP)


is a nationally- and State-recognized high school


completion program for adults who:


• Are motivated


• Are self-directed


• Are practical


• Want recognition for life skills


• Have job skills


• Want flexible scheduling


• Want to work at home


 


The program takes approximately 6-12 months to


complete and provides the graduate with a high


school diploma that is accepted by colleges, jobs,


and training programs.


 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW


The phases of the NEDP are:


 


DIAGNOSTICS:


Evaluate your current skills in reading, writing, and


math; get information about your job skills


 


ASSESSMENT:


Complete five take-home task booklets; participate in oral


interviews based on work completed at home. May


include such tasks as:


 


• Computing the area and perimeter of a room for


carpeting or tile


• Reading a newspaper article and answering


questions about it


• Writing a letter of complaint


 


POST-TASK ASSESSMENT:


Redo any assessment work that did not meet the


NEDP criteria


 


INDIVIDUALIZED COMPETENCY:


Assess job skills. May include:


 


• Job skills demonstrated by a current job or trade


• Advanced academic skills


• Individualized Assessment, e.g., home


management skills


• A certificate of job training


• A current occupational license


 


PORTFOLIO REVIEW:


Assessor reviews all of the candidate’s work and


determines whether he or she has demonstrated all


65 NEDP competencies, according to the program


criteria.


 


Areas of Competence to Be Demonstrated


• Oral and written communication


• Listening, reading, and following directions


• Problem-solving and computation


• Personal management: goal setting and self direction


• Appreciation of cultural diversity and the need for


teamwork


• Effective use of resources


• Career development, plus an entry-level job skill


 


How is the NEDP different from the GED?


• Self-paced


• Allows flexible scheduling


• Participants choose own instructional resources


• Confidential


• One-to-one appointment with NEDP-trained


advisor/assessor


 


Upon successful completion, the graduate is


awarded a high school diploma from Branford Adult


Education.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact ERACE, 
203-488-5693 or see www. erace-adulted.org.

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