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LearningExpress Library (EBSCO) technical support

Hours: 24-hour support Monday through Friday
                9 am - 5 pm ET / 8 am - 4 pm CT Saturday and Sunday
Phone: 800.758.5995
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Recorded training videos

We can also connect you with a LearningExpress trainer for a custom training.  Please get in touch with us at

Adding direct links to a website

KYVL member libraries should contact KYVL for the 11 direct links unique to their library and the auth token to download MARC records.  Logos to use can be found on this page elsewhere.  

To create a unique URL to each center or module, please see this explanatory page on the EBSCO LearningExpress support site - creating direct links instruction.   Or contact KYVL to have the links emailed to you.

MARC records

All of the content types in LearningExpress® will be listed in your catalog - tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, etc.after your load the MARC records. A direct link to the item will be in the 856 field.  Over 200 ebooks will be identified in your catalog as well.

Contact for your auth token [the access key needed for retrieving your library’s MARC records].  

To access and download MARC records, open any LearningExpress® center.  Log into LearningExpress® and choose Administrators and Librarians at the bottom of the page.  The MARC Access Key is the auth token KYVL will provide to you.  Follow the onscreen instructions.

Regular updates to MARC records is recommended once a quarter.  You can download just those MARC records that have changed.

Sample record.

Review of ebooks

EBSCO LearningExpress regularly reviews their entire eBook library, to ensure that resources are current and accurate. The EBSCO LearningExpress team curates and maintains the eBook library as follows:

  • Titles aligned with standardized tests and career certification and licensing exams are updated whenever the official exams are revised and are updated at a minimum of every 3 years, to ensure currency and accuracy.
  • Academic/vocational skill-building titles, such as the 20 Minutes a Day series, are reviewed for pedagogical and reference accuracy and currency at a minimum of every 5 years.

NRS Educational Function Levels and more

High-Impact Indicators

Coverage of GED® High Impact Indicators in our GED® Test Prep Resources

Each GED® Test prep tutorial has been evaluated and officially certified by the GED Testing Service® as fully content aligned to the official GED® Test. That means that not only are the skills identified in the high impact indicators covered in the tutorials, so are all of the other GED® indicators. The coverage chart below details each high impact indicator and where it is covered in our GED® tutorials and GED® Practice Tests.

LearningExpress Library Content Alignment

How content aligns to the latest NRS Educational Functioning Levels

Many of the resources in the GED® Test Prep Center, Grades 4–8 Educator Resources Center, and the High School Students Center were developed and leveled to directly align to the CCSS, and the CCR Standards are the basis for the latest National Reporting System (NRS) Function Level Descriptors, so those resources can be very useful in adult education centers.

Alignment maps correlate the relevant reading, writing, and math practice sets, tutorials, and microlessons in LearningExpress Library to the EFLs.

Self-paced GED® Preparation Program

The TABE 11/12 practice tests in the GED® Test Prep Center can be used to recommend a preparation path for users based on their performance. If a user scores poorly in a particular topic, the TABE practice tests (called Skills Checks) recommend a targeted “pre-GED” level practice set in the “Build Your Basic Skills” category. The user, based on performance, is guided through the three different topic levels until hopefully, their skills are strong enough to begin preparing for the GED® with our practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks. Each step of the program is detailed in the attached document.

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