GED Testing Centers in Correctional Institutions Showcased at National Conference

October 17, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education’s GED Programs were highlighted recently at a national GED Conference. The National GED Administrators Conference showcased the state’s model for establishing GED testing centers in correctional institutions.  

The Office of Institutional Education Programs and the Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development developed a model for providing GED testing in West Virginia’s institutions. Debra Kimbler, Director of the GED Office and Dr. Fran Warsing with the Office Institutional Education Programs were the architects of this plan.  

The model allows for stronger test security measures due to the use of outside test administrators along with examiners within the institution who serve as alternates.  

“West Virginia is becoming a national model for correctional testing,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “I want to extend my congratulations to Debra Kimbler and Dr. Warsing for their dedication to West Virginia’s education system.”  

For more information regarding institutional education, contact Frank Andrews, Superintendent of Institutional Education Programs at (304) 558-8833.  

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