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GED Language Arts Practice Test 9
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WHAT IS EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY?

    SmithCo, Inc.
    Associate Manual

    Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Equal Opportunity is the expressed policy of SmithCo. Our policy is to select the best-qualified person for each position in the organization and to conduct all business relationships without prejudice. SmithCo is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. Advancement opportunities and employment decisions will be made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

Managers are expected to seek out a diverse pool of candidates for consideration when making hiring decisions. SmithCo also develops an annual Affirmative Action program, which is a federal requirement due to our status as a government contractor. The leadership team plays an active role in demonstrating SmithCo’s commitment by providing equal employment opportunities at all levels of employment. Managers and employees are advised to meet with the HR manager for assistance in meeting the standards set in this policy.
 
    Equal Employment Opportunity Applies Throughout The Employment Process
    To advance the principles of equal employment opportunity, SmithCo also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or benefits of employment. All employees are expected to abide by and promote this policy of equal employment opportunity within the organization, as well as with those who have a business relationship with SmithCo.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Requires the Participation of All Associates
    While overall authority for implementing an Equal Employment Opportunity policy is assigned to the Vice President of Human Resources, an effective equal employment opportunity program cannot be achieved without the support of all associates. Any associate who feels they have been denied equal opportunity or subjected to discrimination should consult with their manager or HR representative. SmithCo’s Employee Assistance Program also provides assistance with these matters.

How is this policy organized?







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GED Test Information

The GED (General Educational Development) Tests are a set of five subject tests designed to certify that a student has the academic skills normally acquired by completing a typical high school program of study.  The GED Tests are always given in person at one of 3,400 testing locations nationwide.  Candidates for the GED tests are individuals who have not earned a high school diploma. 

The GED Tests are standardized regularly by testing a sample of graduating high school seniors. This standardization process sets the benchmark that candidates must achieve to earn a GED credential.  Currently, students pass the tests by achieving a GED score higher than the top 60 percent of graduating high school seniors. The GED credential is issued by the state (territory or province) that the student resides in.  The GED credential is typically considered to be equivalent to a high school diploma.

GED Scores

Your GED Scores are comprised of two items: your GED standard score and your percentile rank.  Each of the five main GED tests (writing, social studies, science, reading, mathematics) is scored on a scale of 200-800.  The percentile rank ranges from 1 to 99.

The GED Standard Score is intended to compare your performance relative to graduating seniors who took the test.  The scoring system is normalized so that the average standard score is 500 for each test in the battery (i.e., about half of the seniors who took the test scored 500 or above).

The percentile rank measures how you did relative to graduating seniors who took the test.  For example, if your percentile rank were 74, it would imply that 74% of the graduating seniors who took the test score at or below your score.

Your GED test score is determined by first calculating your raw score, and then determining a scaled score.  Your raw GED Score is determined by giving you 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for each incorrect answer.  Your raw score is then “equated” to derive a scaled score.  A scaled score reduces the impact of different test versions and the students who take specific versions.

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From the New York State Education Department. "High School Regents Examinations".  Internet. Available from www.nysedregents.org; accessed 8/29/2011.

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