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National External Diploma Program (NEDP)

The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is a competency-based, applied performance assessment system leading to an Adult High School Diploma. Administered by trained local or regional adult education program staff, the blended assessment evaluates the reading, writing, math, digital literacy, and workforce readiness skills of participants in life and work contexts.

The flexible, self-paced program requires participants to complete a series of online assignments which are tracked by an in-system clock and may be captured as distance learning hours. The online assignments are coupled with regular face-to-face meetings with an Advisor/Assessor which may be counted as contact hours.

Only approved NEDP agencies that have completed the required training may offer the program. NEDP is owned and developed by Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS). For more information, please visit the CASAS website.

National External Diploma Program in Virginia Guidelines

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