Kingwood College Gets Tasseled!

SuAnn Hereford, chief examiner for Lone Star College-Kingwood has been honored by the GED Testing Center Chief Examiner with the 2007 Tassel Award for Excellence in contract, test submission and written and emergency procedures. 

Texas Education Agency (TEA) recognized Lone Star College-Kingwood for maintaining a professional test center by fully complying with the detailed and rigorous guidelines set out by General Education Development Testing Services (GEDTS), the GED Testing Service, and TEA. 

"Few GED Examiners earn this distinction of perfection in every category of performance, so we are gratified to congratulate Chief Examiner SuAnn Hereford and the entire staff who worked so hard to uphold GED standards," states G. Paris Ealy, J.D., GED State Administrator.

Each year, centers must complete contracts that satisfy the requirements of both the GEDTS and the TEA.  The contracts must be complete, accurate and submitted on time.  Centers must adhere to standards for supervision of GED Testing Centers, compile detailed reports on credentials issued, document the training of Chief Examiners and Examiners and adhere to testing procedures.  It takes the commitment, professionalism and coordination of an entire Testing Center team to earn this distinction.  Examinees will experience no delays in testing because their center has submitted all required materials and is in good standing with state and national administrative agencies.

Lone Star College-Kingwood, in partnership with Region VI, offers GED preparation classes and exams.  For more information on the free GED classes offered through Lone Star College-Kingwood visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/ged or call 281-312-1660 or 1661. 

Lone Star College System, one of the five largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas, comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair and six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information on the programs and services of the college district, please visit the Web site at www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.