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Adult education intake testing scheduled

By KATE THURSTON - kthurston@newsexaminer.com

A schedule has been released by Ivy Tech Community College for a new skills assessment test for adult education.

Testing started last week at the Ivy Tech campus, 717 W. 21st St., according to Amy Engle, Adult Basic Education coordinator.

“The test is called INTAKE and it measures the students’ skills in math, reading and English so that an individualized program can be established to help them achieve their high school diploma called HSE. This abbreviation replaced the former GED program.”

The test usually takes two sessions to complete.

“Except for our instructor Lori Dickerson, who works at the Community Corrections and jail facility, our other Fayette County instructors are Frankie Mills, Rhonda Burchett and Kevin Knott, whom all teach in classroom 1115 located in the Ivy Tech building. Also at this location, Chris Persson teaches English Language Learners (ELL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) in room 2309.”

The new testing wouldn’t be here without the help of many from the community.

“Recognizing the importance of a skilled labor force for the advancement of our region, we give a special thanks to Fayette County Economic Development Group (EDG) and Dan Parker (director) for their support of Adult Education in this area. All classes are now taught at the Ivy Tech location, no longer at the Hope Pregnancy Center or Career Center.”

The new schedule:

Week one: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday and Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Week two: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday 4-8 p.m.; Friday noon-4 p.m.

Week three: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday and Friday, noon-4 p.m.

Week four: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-noon; Thursday 4-8 p.m.; Friday noon-4 p.m.

Intake testing will be held in room 1104 or 1116.