National External Diploma Program (NEDP) Resource Page

Queens Library’s Adult Learner Program is proud to have launched several initiatives below to help adults and young adults to achieve their dreams of getting their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.  It is the mission of the Adult Learner Program to provide lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through free quality educational programs and services that incorporate digital literacy, blended learning, and individualized case management services. These include Adult Basic Education, ESOL, Youth Literacy, and preparation for individuals seeking their High School Equivalency diploma.  The following NEDP Resource webpage captures one of the various HSE initiatives that Queens Library is participating in for the benefit of our students and the many communities in Queens that we strive to serve with our adult education programming.

NEDP Program
The National External Diploma Program (NEDP) is an applied performance assessment system that assesses the high school level skills of adults and out-of-school youth. This program is geared towards those who prefer an alternate route to the High School Equivalency diploma, as the NEDP evaluates the reading, writing, math and workforce readiness skills of participants in life and work contexts.

  • Assesses high school level skills awarding a traditional diploma so graduates can meet their academic and career goals.
  • Designed for self-directed youth and adults with life and work experiences and a general familiarity with the computer.
  • Offers flexible scheduling and confidentiality.
  • Evaluates 70 competencies in ten content areas including Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Civic Literacy, Geography, History, Science, and Twenty-First Century Workplace.
  • Evaluates competencies that are based on skills outlined in the Common Core College and Career Readiness standards.

Please contact the Adult Learner Program for more information about how to register for the program, click on these links below to get more information about NEDP.

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For more information, please contact:

Adult Learner Program
Queens Library, Library Services
Email: alpref@queenslibrary.org