Changes are coming to GED test in 2014

January 9, 2013

GED Testing Service has launched its campaign, “Your Future is Calling,” to alert test-takers who need to finish the GED test by the end of 2013.

The current version of the test—the 2002 Series GED Test—will expire at the end of 2013, along with incomplete test scores.

The current GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential.

GED test-takers who have started the 2002 Series GED Test, but not finished and passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test.

NEW TEST IS DIFFERENT

While the old exam tested students mostly on reading comprehension, the new test will gauge a test taker’s understanding of subjects and how well they can apply that understanding to real world experiences, according to Cynthia Body, who helps prepare students for the test.

The test will be graded on a career and college readiness benchmarks, Body noted.

“This means that if you have taken the old GED test and not passed all the sections you will have to start over in 2014.

“If you have been thinking about finishing, now is the time to start. All the testing centers are filling up fast and space is limited,” she said.

LOCAL INSTRUCTION OFFERED

Free classes are available for anyone who needs help or review in a subject. The GED class meets at First United Methodist Church on Highway 51 in Granbury. Class times are 9-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Child care is provided for toddlers.

Call 817-573-5573 for more information.

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