The State of Washington issues a General Education Development certificate to students who successfully pass exams in five areas: Spanish reading/writing, Spanish literature, social studies, science, and math. Students are paired with volunteer tutors who have expertise in the different knowledge areas and provide support to our students through this process.
The CIELO Project began a literacy and GED pilot program in Spanish in November 2005. The goal was to offer literacy and GED preparation classes to those whose first language is Spanish.
- CIELO Project works closely with South Puget Sound Community College who provides guidance for GED requirements and testing services.
- Six students passed their GED exams in 2012.
Spanish Literacy Coordinator:
Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Ph.D. in educational pedagogy
“I like this program because it’s very entertaining and I am glad to study a lot. I know that I am getting better and better, that I will be someone educated and I’ll be very proud of myself for all my efforts.
I think that I will be studying all my life because I am very slow to learn but I am also very persistent and here in this place, I feel very motivated to keep up my efforts.
I know that I will be an example for my kids if I succeed, I will be a model of success for them that they will be able to follow and that will inspire them to get better too.” - V. Ramírez