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National External Diploma Program (NEDP®) - Adult Education and Literacy Services

NEDP® is designed with the needs of the adult learner in mind. The computer-based program provides a unique way for adults to earn a high school diploma without taking classes or completing a series of high stake tests.. Rather, NEDP® clients complete program requirements by working independently on a series of assigned tasks or competencies on computer, at their own pace, while meeting periodically with a trained NEDP® assessor to develop a portfolio that proves that they have acquired the skills required to be awarded a Maryland High School Diploma. NEDP®measures academic and life skills such as reading, writing, mathematics, oral communication, critical thinking, self, social, occupational awareness and other workplace skills. Applicants must be Maryland residents, 18 years and above, and not enrolled in school. They must complete placement tests at the nearest NEDP® location, and meet cut scores to determine eligiblity for the program.

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