Graduate Shared Her Learning Path

My Learning Path with NEDP

Miran Oporto, NEDP GraduateI made several attempts to obtain my high school diploma. There was not sufficient time for me to complete my education for many reasons. For example, my work schedule was inflexible and my commute time was an impediment. In my search for online class options, I found the NEDP program.

There were some challenges from the beginning because of my foreign schooling and my absence from the classroom for many years. Additionally, I had limited computer skills, but I was able to improve my computer literacy and skills with additional books. After an unanticipated layoff, I was unable to enter the workforce without high school education completion. I always wanted to go college, which has the same requirement as well.

After finishing the NEDP, I learned how to represent myself and the value that I bring to the workforce by articulating my skill set. The self-worth generated in the program gave me more confidence in handling challenges and continuing my learning path toward reaching  my goal of a college education. As  I progressed through the program,  I  observed many other Spanish and other non-native language speakers getting the opportunity to fulfill an educational goal and  bringing a positive experience to others in the community.

If I know people who are thinking about completing their high school education, I will encourage each one of them to pursue the NEDP. I hope others will have the opportunity to participate in such a program that created a path to success for me.

National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is an applied performance assessment system that assesses the high school level skills of adults and out-of-school youth. The NEDP evaluates the reading, writing, math and workforce readiness skills of participants in life and work contexts.

  • Assesses high school level skills awarding a traditional diploma so graduates can meet their academic and career goals.
  • Designed for self-directed youth and adults with life and work experiences and a general familiarity with the computer.
  • Offers flexible scheduling and confidentiality.
  • Evaluates competencies in ten content areas including Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic Literacy, Geography, History, Science, and Twenty-First Century Workplace.
  • Evaluates competencies that are based on skills outlined in the Common Core College and Career Readiness standards.
I am eternally grateful for all that I have learned and information I have gathered through this assessment program. ~ NEDP client Benjamin Brown

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