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Jennifer Foster - Alternatives in Education

Jennifer Foster served as the Adult Education Deputy Director for the Illinois Community College Board. She discusses her work at the Illinois College Board, overseeing the Illinois Equivalency Certificate program which allowed students beginning at age seventeen an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency degree. They can do so via the passage of one of three tests: the General Educational Development Test (GED), the High School Equivalency Test (HiSet) or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion Test (TASC). This Equivalency Certificate was authorized by the Illinois General Assembly and gives the Illinois Community College Board the authority to select the tests, establish testing guidelines and minimum passage standards, and establish the state and local fees for exams, transcripts, and credentials.

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Comparisons to Earning High School Diploma


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