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09.37.01.00.htm 09.37.01.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 37 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING Chapter 01 Alternate Ways to Earn a High School Diploma Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §11-807 and 11-808, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.37.01.01.htm 09.37.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Applicant” means the individual who is seeking to take the GED® Tests.. 2) “Candidate” means an individual who is deemed eligible to take the GED® Tests, is scheduled to sit for the GED® Tests, or has taken the GED® Tests.3) "Department" means the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.. 4) “GED® means the nationally recognized high school equivalency test program..
09.37.01.02.htm 09.37.01.02. 02 GED® Testing Program Description.. A. The GED® Tests offer an alternate and acceptable way for an individual who is older than the age required for compulsory school attendance set by Education Article, §7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, to earn a Maryland high school diploma.B. Candidates who successfully complete the GED® Tests are awarded a Maryland high school diploma by the State Board and the Department.C. A successful GED® candidate may not be awarded
09.37.01.03.htm 09.37.01.03. 03 The GED® Tests ― Scope and Content.. A. The GED® Tests will measure the major subject area skills required of a high school education as determined by the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument.B. The GED® Tests will be offered in modules of each of the major subject areas and each module may be scheduled separately.C. The GED® Tests are given on computer at an approved test center.. D. The State Board shall review and approve the State agreement with the De
09.37.01.04.htm 09.37.01.04. 04 Applicant Eligibility.. An applicant is eligible to take the GED® Tests if the applicant:. A. Resides in the State of Maryland at the time of testing;. B. Is older than the age requirement for compulsory school attendance set by Education Article, §7-301, Annotated Code of Maryland; andC. Either:. 1) Meets both of the following requirements:. a) Has not obtained a Maryland high school diploma or a high school certificate or diploma issued by another state or non-U.S
09.37.01.05.htm 09.37.01.05. 05 Date, Time, and Place of Testing.. A. Various GED® test centers shall be operated throughout Maryland.. B. Scheduling of the GED® Tests shall be done by the applicant via the internet. A link to the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument, locations of test centers and other pertinent information shall be posted on the Department's website and be available from the GED® Testing Office at the Department.
09.37.01.06.htm 09.37.01.06. 06 Requirements for Applying to Take the GED® Tests.. A. An applicant shall be required to demonstrate identity, age, and residency by providing one of the following at the test center:1) A current official Maryland driver's license or current official Maryland learner's permit;. 2) A current official Maryland identification (ID) card issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration;. 3) A current official photo ID issued to an incarcerated individual, with name, current address, dat
09.37.01.07.htm 09.37.01.07. 07 Fee Schedule.. A. The Department shall establish a reasonable fee schedule for the scheduling of tests, issuance of diplomas and transcripts, and related costs associated with the administration of the GED® Program.B. Only duplicate copies of official transcripts may be issued with remittance of fee..
09.37.01.08.htm 09.37.01.08. 08 Admission to the GED® Test Center.. A. Confirmation of test date and location shall be transmitted electronically to GED® candidates before the assigned test date.B. To be admitted to the test center, each candidate shall present documentation verifying identity, age, and Maryland residency as described in Regulation .06A of this chapter.
09.37.01.09.htm 09.37.01.09. 09 Minimum Score Requirements for Award of Maryland High School Diploma.. A. To qualify for a Maryland high school diploma, a candidate shall earn the minimum passing score for each test module and the overall passing score for the entire battery of GED® Tests established by the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument.B. Once a candidate receives a passing score on an individual module, that score is valid for up to 60 months from the date taken or until a new serie
09.37.01.10.htm 09.37.01.10. 10 Requirements for Retesting.. A. Candidates who have failed one or more modules of the GED® Tests and candidates who fail to report to the test center on the assigned date may register for a retest and will be charged the applicable testing fee.B. Candidates who are retested shall be administered a different form of the GED® Tests from that previously administered.C. There is a maximum number of test forms available from the national testing service issuing the G
09.37.01.11.htm 09.37.01.11. 11 Permanent Record Changes.. A. Changes may not be made to a candidate’s record after the diploma has been awarded unless the changes are a result of an error on behalf of the GED® Office and can be verified as such.B. The State GED® Administrator shall make changes when the Maryland GED® Testing Office is known to be in error.
09.37.01.12.htm 09.37.01.12. 12 Retention of Scores.. A. Passing scores that result in the issuance of a Maryland high school diploma shall be retained in perpetuity by the Maryland GED® Testing Office.B. Passing, failing, and incomplete scores that do not result in the issuance of a Maryland high school diploma shall be retained by the Maryland GED® Testing Office for a period of up to 60 months. All scores will be retained by the Maryland GED® Testing Office for up to 60 months or until a new se
09.37.01.13.htm 09.37.01.13. 13 Foreign Language GED® Tests.. A. Each module of the GED® Tests may be taken in foreign languages as available from the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument, except as indicated in §D of this regulation.B. If a candidate chooses to take a module in a foreign language, the entire module must be taken in the same language.C. Separate modules may be taken in different languages if available from the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument.
09.37.01.14.htm 09.37.01.14. 14 Special Testing for Individuals with Disabilities.. A. Accommodations for candidates with disabilities shall be made available. Individuals who request GED® testing accommodations shall provide appropriate documentation of their disability and the need for the requested testing accommodations, prior to scheduling.B. An individualized assessment of each request for testing accommodations shall be made based on the documentation provided and in accordance with th
09.37.01.15.htm 09.37.01.15. 15 GED® Tests Taken Out of State.. Results of GED® Tests taken within the past 5 years at official GED® testing centers outside Maryland may be used for credit toward a Maryland high school diploma, if a GED® credential has not been issued and if the test results are from the same series as issued by the national testing service issuing the GED® instrument.
09.37.01.16.htm 09.37.01.16. 16 Testing for Individuals Whose High School Records Are Unobtainable.. A. An applicant, high school graduate, or nongraduate whose records are unobtainable may take the GED® Tests and be awarded a diploma without verification of school withdrawal required in Regulation .06C(3) of this chapter by:1) Making a written request to the State GED® Administrator; and. 2) Providing evidence that shows attempts made to obtain official verification.. B. Based on the facts and
09.37.01.17.htm 09.37.01.17. 17 Test Security.. A. To protect the security of the tests, the integrity of the testing procedure, and the validity of test scores, the State GED® Administrator has authority to invalidate test scores and to require the candidate to retest.B. Misrepresentation of information on the GED® Tests application form may result in the revocation of the diploma.C. Any violation of test center policy may result in ejection from the test center and invalidation of test scores.
09.37.01.18.htm 09.37.01.18. 18 Waivers.. A. Waivers to the requirements of Regulations .06(A) and .07 of this chapter are granted only by the Secretary or the Secretary’s designee in exceptional circumstances if it is in the candidate's best interest and in accordance with GED® testing standards.B. If the candidate is a student with a disability who receives special education and related services from a public or nonpublic program, the candidate must request a waiver of withdrawal from the Se
09.37.01.19.htm 09.37.01.19. 19 Diplomas.. A. A Maryland high school diploma shall be awarded to all candidates who successfully complete the GED® Tests. Diplomas shall be awarded within a month of successful completion.B. The diplomas shall be awarded by the State Board and the Department and shall bear the signatures of the Board President and the Secretary.
09.37.01.20.htm 09.37.01.20. 20 Maryland Adult External High School Program.. A. Program Description.. 1) The Maryland Adult External High School Program is designed to recognize demonstrated competence in adults, regardless of whether the skill was acquired in a formal school setting.2) Competencies areas addressed by the assessment are established by the National External Diploma Program.B. Procedures for Administering the Maryland Adult External High School Program and the Issuance of a Diploma.
09.37.01.9999.htm 09.37.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 14, 2010 (37:1 Md. R. 14). Regulation .04A, C amended effective November 28, 2011 (38:24 Md. R. 1501). Regulation .06 amended effective November 28, 2011 (38:24 Md. R. 1501). Regulation .08 amended effective November 28, 2011 (38:24 Md. R. 1501). Regulation .11A amended effective November 28, 2011 (38:24 Md. R. 1501). Regulation .17A, C amended effective November 28, 2011 (38:24 Md. R. 1501).
09.37.02.00.htm 09.37.02.00. Title 09 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING, AND REGULATION Subtitle 37 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ADULT LEARNING Chapter 02 Correctional Institutions Mandatory Educational and Workforce Skills Training Program Authority: Labor and Employment Article, §11-902(b) and 11-903, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.37.02.01.htm 09.37.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Case Management” means the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services employees responsible for oversight of the Correctional Education mandatory educational program and workforce skills training program.2) “Correctional Education” means the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation employees responsible for administering the correctional education
09.37.02.02.htm 09.37.02.02. 02 Purpose.. The purpose of this regulation is to implement a mandatory educational and workforce skills training program in each of the correctional institutions in the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) to meet the needs of the inmates.
09.37.02.03.htm 09.37.02.03. 03 Exemption From Participation.. An inmate is not required to participate in a mandatory educational and workforce skills training program if the inmate has a medical, developmental, or learning disability, which justifies an exemption, verified by:A. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) orB. Other competent medical or educational documentation acceptable to the Secretary or his designee..
09.37.02.04.htm 09.37.02.04. 04 Required Participation.. An inmate is required to participate in a mandatory educational and workforce skills training program if the inmate:A. Does not possess a verified high school diploma or a GED® diploma;. B. Was received by the DPSCS after July 1, 1987;. C. Has 18 months or more remaining to be served on the inmate’s sentence before a mandatory supervision release date; andD. Is not exempted due to a medical, developmental, or learning disability under Regulation .03 of t
09.37.02.05.htm 09.37.02.05. 05 Program Participation.. A. If an inmate meets the participation requirements of Regulation .04 of this chapter, Case Management shall refer the inmate to the mandatory educational and workforce skills training program.B. If Case Management determines that the individual should pursue an educational program:. 1) The inmate shall be assessed by Correctional Education with the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or comparable educational assessment and place
09.37.02.06.htm 09.37.02.06. 06 Removal from the Mandatory Educational and Workforce Skills Training Program.. A. If an inmate is removed from a mandatory educational program or a workforce skills training program for an infraction of Regulation .05C of this chapter, the inmate may:1) Be charged with a Category II rule violation;. 2) Lose all good time credits and all special project credits;. 3) Have all visits suspended indefinitely; and. 4) Be placed on unassigned status and not be assig
09.37.02.07.htm 09.37.02.07. 07 Reporting Requirement.. The DPSCS shall report to the Parole Commission the progress of an inmate upon completion of or removal from the mandatory educational and workforce skills training program.
09.37.02.08.htm 09.37.02.08. 08 Inmate under an IEP.. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, an inmate 21 years of age or younger with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) must be provided educational services pursuant to the IEP upon admission to a correctional institution and for the duration required under the IEP. DPSCS shall promptly notify Case Management of an inmate’s IEP status.
09.37.02.9999.htm 09.37.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 25, 2013 (40:23 Md. R. 1934).
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