Navajo Technical University's (NTU) Adult Education Program offers classes and tutoring to help adult learners to build basic academic skills to prepare to take GED test to attain a high school equivalency diploma. The Program also provides students evidence of readiness to enter job training programs or college. The NTU ABE/GED Program mission statement is "Adult Basic Education is committed to adult learners to enter higher levels of self-reliance and employment opportunities. With the knowledge obtained, adult students will exercise choices and options with effective and productive lifestyles based on Diné cultural principles: Nitsáhákees, Nahat'á, Iiná, and Sihasin."
The NTU ABE/GED Program complies with the State of New Mexico GED requirements including:
- Must be 16 or 17 years of age if you meet the following expectations:
- Obtain and submit a permission form with consent from local school District as well as from parents or guardian. One does not need to live in New Mexico to take the GED test with the Program.
- Must complete the pre-post tests and practice test after spending a certain amount of prescribed time required by the Program
- The Program does not require that a student takes a GED Practice Test prior to taking an Official GED Test, however, it is recommended that a Practice Test be taken to ensure preparedness and readiness to take the Official Test.
The New GED 2014 Testing started in January 2014, and administered on computers call Computer Based Testing (CBT). The new generation of testing will be harder to pass and will include four components and will require all candidates to improve or develop their basic computer literacy skills. Four (4) subjects in the New GED Test are:
- Reading, Language, Arts (RLA) — (150 minutes)
Writing and Reading are combined as RLA.
- Mathematical Reasoning — (120 minutes)
- Science — (90 minutes)
- Social Studies — (95 minutes)
Students must register to schedule to test which will require mandatory GED Orientation scheduled by the Program Instructors. Students will schedule testing when referred by the Instructor.
All prior ABE/GED Program testing scores and records were erased during November 2013, and cannot be used as credit toward your diploma.