Adult Learning Resources

ELL

50 Essential Resources for ESL Students, March 2013
Website: Open Education Database
http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/50_essential_resources_for_esl_students/
The Open Education Database offers links to a wealth of resources that include information on grammar and usage, spelling and pronunciation; vocabulary and writing; quizzes and worksheets, podcasts, and YouTube channels.

GED Resources

High School Diplomas in the Library, April 2016
Webinar: American Libraries Live
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjdJb1Ua3lg&index=3&list=PLWC9Ej2LQJg1s4y3cNVFhnKjLiocdoZdY&t=0s
This webinar discusses high school diploma services in libraries.

GED Study Guide
Website: Test Prep Toolkit
https://www.testpreptoolkit.com
Free GED practice tests, online courses, and access to a community of online learners.

Free Practice Test, 2018
Website: GED Testing Service
http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/freepracticetest
Free GED practice test in English, French, and Spanish.

GED Study Guide, 2018
Website: Study Guide Zone
http://www.studyguidezone.com/gedtest.htm
Free GED study guide, practice test, skill-building exercises, practice questions, and more.

GED Prep Resources, Updated May 9, 2017
Website: Goodwill Community Foundation
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/ged-prep-resources/
The website features GED general information, practice tests, and prep classes. The site also has GED alternative, TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), and HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) resources.

MyCareerTools Free GED Prep, 2018
Website: MyCareerTools
http://mycareertools.com
The website provides a free practice test.

High School Equivalency Resources

The HiSET Program, 2018
Website: Educational Testing Service
http://hiset.ets.org
The website provides information and resources about the HiSET exam. Resources are available for test takers, educators, and testing sites in English and Spanish.

TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion, 2016
Website: Data Recognition Corporation
http://www.tasctest.com/test-takers.html
The website provides information and resources about the TASC exam. Resources include preparation materials as well as sample and practice questions with answer keys.  States that accept this credential are listed near the top of the page.

Refugee

UN Refugee Agency, 2018
Website: UN Refugee Agency
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home
The website has information, news, and resources from the United Nations about the international refugee situation.

International Rescue Committee, 2018
Website: International Rescue Committee
http://www.rescue.org
The website provides current news, research, resources, and advocacy information about the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (UCIS)
Website: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
https://www.uscis.gov
This website is published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. The site includes forms, practice tests, and history & genealogy webinars. Online chat is available to help users navigate the site. All information is available in English and Spanish. Some information is available in 23 additional languages.

Refugee Admissions
Website: U.S. Department of State
http://www.state.gov/j/prm/ra/
The website provides information on refugee resettlement in the United States. A sidebar includes further information, FAQs, statistics, and Congressional documents.

Office of Refugee Resettlement
Website: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr
Website offers state program directory, success stories, asylee eligibility information, unaccompanied children’s resources, policies, and other resources.

Citizenship Resource Center
Website: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship
The website has study materials for the U.S. Citizenship test in Arabic, Chinese, English, English (Large Print), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Resources are arranged in sections for learners, educators, and organizations.

Cultural Orientation Resources Exchange
Website: Cultural Orientation Resources Exchange
http://coresourceexchange.org
The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is a technical assistance program to support and strengthen the linkages between pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation (CO) programs for refugees on their journey to resettle in the United States. New resources include a webinar series, a Supporting Your Child in School lesson plan, a Resources for Refugee Provider poster, and a Knowles’ Six Principles poster.

Research and Reports, 2017
Website: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
http://refugees.org/research-reports/
The website has information on health and nutrition, cultural orientation, strengthening families, financial literacy, and research reports. Many documents are available in 16 languages.

Serving New Americans
Website: Institute of Museum and Library Services
https://www.imls.gov/issues/national-initiatives/serving-new-americans
This website has webinars, articles, and resources on immigration and citizenship services.