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 For Immediate Release:(804) 646-0222 Office The GED battery of five tests measures the skills considered to be the major outcomes of a high school education. The tests focus on the major use of skills and concepts rather than upon recall of specific facts. The questions focus on the general abilities to analyze, evaluate, and draw conclusions. Subject Areas include: Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. Residents must pass all sections of the test and receive a standard score battery average of 450 (total score of 2,250) or higher with no individual test score below 410 to qualify for a Virginia GED Certificate. 



Friday, June 10, 2011
Media Contact: Major Jerry L. Baldwin

(804) 314-2286 Cell

RICHMOND, VA—Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. today announced that fifteen jail residents who completed the academic requirements for the General Educational Development (GED) diploma will be recognized in a graduation ceremony tomorrow (Saturday, June 11th, 2011) at 1:00 p.m., in the Dining Hall at the Richmond City Jail.

Like other, more traditional graduation exercises, these graduates of the Richmond City Jails’ Education Departments’ GED Program will receive their GED diplomas wearing caps and gowns and marching to the music of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstances.”
“Honoring this class with a ceremony was important to us. It punctuates their symbol of achievement to them and their families and we hope it continues to inspire new and higher goals,”said Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. He continued, “The Richmond City Jail is filled with persons of high intelligence, great talent, and unlimited potential. It’s an exciting thing to see when they, too, realize it for the first time. We wanted to make this ceremony as much like the high school graduation that they missed as possible.”
Sheriff C.T. Woody, Jr. will provide the keynote address.
The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) are developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of abilities normally associated with completion of a high school program of study.

Several residents have been selected to tell the story behind their pursuit of education and talk about the future. The graduation will be witnessed by the resident’s family members and each graduate will receive a special gift from the Sheriff.