Academics & GED®

Academic Assessments

The WTC academic department provides testing services for job seekers with disabilities to help them discover their strengths and weaknesses in areas such as reading, math and writing skills or to assess their readiness for college. WTC has many assessment tools that can be tailored to best meet each individual’s needs. The results of these assessments can help consumers and their DORS counselors realistically plan for training programs and employment.

Academic Assessments are offered in your community, at WTC, and virtually.

Assessments offered include:

  • Academic Assessment – The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) administered in a group or individualized setting identifies strengths and weaknesses in reading comprehension and math.

  • Individualized Assessments - For those individuals for whom the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is the recommended test for a specific institution's post-secondary program, the TABE may be requested to be administered for an individual assessment with appropriate accommodations.

  • College Assessments – Assessment provides additional information to individuals and rehabilitation counselors about the decision to attend college as a vocational goal. This assessment may include the CASAS or ACCUPLACER test used in community colleges.

Pre-GED Program

The Pre-GED (General Education Development) program is for individuals with disabilities who require a high school diploma in order to pursue their employment goals but do not meet the academic requirements for the GED® Program. Individuals, upon successful completion of the program, may be recommended for the GED® program. Pre-GED is offered at WTC and virtually.

Pre-GED Program Requirements:

  • Individuals should have at least 6th grade reading and math skills as recorded on the CASAS or TABE.

GED® Program

The General Education Development (GED®) program is for individuals with disabilities who require a high school diploma in order to pursue their employment goals. Consumers work individually or in small groups and enter the program on a rolling admission basis. All GED® students are expected to take the formal GED® test upon completion. The GED® program is offered at WTC and virtually.

GED® Program requirements:

  • Individuals should have at least 8th grade reading and math skills as recorded on the CASAS or TABE.
  • ​GED® Ready Practice Tests may also be given.

Academic Instruction

Self-paced individual instruction in subjects such as reading and math is available to all students enrolled in training programs at WTC. Academic instruction is available to students who need to increase their academic skills before starting a training program. ​Academic instruction is offered at WTC and virtually.

Other academic instruction services include:

  • Learner’s permit instruction.
  • Reading and math skills instruction as needed for Work Readiness program students.
  • Small group math instruction for food service, automotive, warehouse training, and other training programs as needed.

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Student get assistance practicing for GED® tests.

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Job seekers can take Academic Assessments to help with their career planning.

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Academic Services Teachers provide one-on-one support.

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