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New GED Test To Focus on Career Readiness

New GED Test To Focus on Career Readiness

Students are being urged to complete their GED before the new test is redesigned.

It’ll be here before you can blink. The General Education Development (GED) testing program is expected to undergo a complete redesign over the next two years and students can expect a new test in 2014. The test is equivalent to a high school diploma and is taken by students who have not finished high school.

According to a press release from the GED Testing Service, the test supports the skills needed to obtain better paying jobs and will now measure career- and college-readiness skills. It will also only be offered online.

While reports suggest that the test is not harder, students are urged to enroll and complete a general education development (GED) program now or risk starting over. The program’s new prescriptive method will allow students to know what areas they need to work on and will help them be better prepared for college-level classes.

Find a local GED Preparation Program at:

Palo Alto College
St. Philip’s College
St. Mary’s University

Click HERE to see test item samples of the new GED in 2014.

Read the entire press release at General Education Development Testing Service.
Read more about this story at the Times Daily.

Photo Courtesy: Jim Hannon/Times Daily
Wanda Vandiver, adult education instructor at Northwest-Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, helps Tiffany Hartzog prepare for the GED test, which is expected to get tougher by 2014.