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Program Description Taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide 1/2022 The Bureau of Prison’s Literacy Program is designed to assist every inmate who does not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential. The literacy curricula consist of Adult Basic Education and General Educational Development (GED) to accommodate all academic levels. Upon arrival, each inmate is evaluated to determine their current level of education and academic needs. They are placed in a class based on their academic levels, and an individualized plan is developed for them to assist with their knowledge/skill in reading, math, and written expression to prepare for the GED exam.The GED curricula are comprehensive and were designed around College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards that provide guidelines for what students should learn, and offers consistent expectations of students across all BOP institutions. The curriculum offers a “Teaching Notes” section to help teachers work across a number of content areas.

Additionally, the “Suggested Class Activities and Resources” sections include activities to use in the classroom to support specific objectives. Lastly, it identifies skills assessed on the GED test, which help instructors make a significant impact on increasing student performance on GED tests.

Hours This program is typically completed in 240 hours.
Needs Addressed Education
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, the Bureau Literacy program must be delivered by appropriately credentialed contractors or Education staff.
Institution Locations Available at all BOP institutions.