California GED Academy Collection at the California Adult Education Archives

Print finding aid created by Linda L. West
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
Sacramento County Office of Education
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Phone: (916) 228-2580
Fax: (916) 228-2563
Email: library@otan.us
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Collection Summary

Title: California GED Academy
Date (inclusive): 1984-2007
Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 002
Creator: California GED Academy
Physical Description: One box, fifteen folders
Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Abstract: The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980s as an in-service and networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant and leader in the GED Academy and covers the period 1984-2006. Of particular interest are copies of memos to the field from the California Department of Education proposing to plan for an academy and announcing the first academies. Several documents relate to the evaluation of the first year of the academy.
Language of Material: English
Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento county Office of Education. For current informaiton ont he location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

Access

The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

Publication Rights

California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.

Preferred Citation

Guide to the California GED Academy Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 002. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

Acquisition Information

The California GED Academy collection was donated to the California Adult Education Archives by Margaret Rogers, formerly a GED instructor at Winterstein Adult School, San Juan USD, who was one of the original facilitator/trainers for the Academy, and by Cuba Miller, who was a member of the Advisory Consortium.

Administrative History

The California GED Academy was originated by the California Department of Education in the mid-1980's as an in-service and networking opportunity for GED teachers working in adult education programs. Its purpose was to improve student learning and to build a peer support system among GED teachers. The first academies were held in six geographic regions and consisted of four half-day sessions, two weeks apart. There were several sessions a year. The GED Academy concept was successful and continued in various formats for over twenty years. The California Council for Adult Education (CCAE), a professional organization, took over the sponsorship of the Academy. The Academy was particularly active when the GED test was periodically updated, requiring modification in teaching techniques.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Names

Association of California School Administrators. Foundation for Educational Administration
California Council for Adult Education
California GED Academy
California. State Dept. of Education. Adult Education Program Services
California. State Dept. of Education. GED Unit

Personal Names

Kimberly A. Edwards
Margaret Rogers

Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

Educational Testing
Equivalency Tests
High School Equivalency Programs
Staff Development

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of papers and flyers collected by a participant and leader in the GED Academy. Of particular interest are copies of memos to the field from the California Department of Education proposing to plan for an academy and announcing the first academies. Several documents relate to the evaluation of the first year of the academy.

Arrangement of the Collection

The material is organized into 15 folders by topic and date, and the folders are filed chronologically.

Collection Contents

Box 1

Series 1 California GED Academy 1984-2007

Physical Description: One box
Folder 1 : 1

CA GED Academy-Origins 1984-1985

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 2

CA GED Academy, Year 1 1985-1986

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 3

CA GED Academy, Year 2 1986-1987

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 4

CA GED Academy, Year 3 1987-1988

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 5

CA GED Academy-Philosophy, Goals, Structure, Content 1987

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 6

CA GED Academy-Publicity Samples, undated 1986-1988

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 7

CA GED Academy-Focus Questions, CBAE Staff Development Project 1987

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 8

CA GED Academy-State GED Office Memos May 1989- Dec.1990

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 9

CA GED Academy-GED News, State GED Office 1991

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 10

CA GED Academy-CDE Adult Ed Unit & GED Office Updates 1992

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 11

CA GED Academy-Testimony at Federal AEA Reauthorization Hearings 1994

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 12

GED Testing Service on 1988 and 2001 Series GED Tests 1998

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 13

CA GED Academy-Summer Institute 2002

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 14

CA GED Academy-Registration Forms 2006-2007

Physical Description: One folder
Folder 1 : 15

CA GED Academy, "Does GED really do the job?" article in Time magazine 2006

Physical Description: One folder