Pre-GED Literacy Program (PGLP)
The Pre-GED Literacy program is for inmates reading and performing at a sub 5th grade level. PGLP was created to offer an individualized curriculum for inmates. It features an instructor leading and overseeing a classroom with inmate peer tutors offering academic support. The inmate tutors are paired with inmate learners to develop specific literacy skills identified by the TABE. The entire program features language arts, reading, writing, and math each delivered over 8 week intervals. The program is designed to progressively advance the academic level of each student.
A classroom environment offers students the opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with their peers and instructors. This is an added social benefit as well as an educational aid. Because students see the same peers in class every session, they get a chance to form friendships and support systems. Many times the inmates go back to their blocks and help each other. On the educational side, students get a chance to participate in a lecture or class discussion.
Upon completion the student is then prepared to take the GED exam or promoted to another part of the program within the PGLP framework.