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GED testing switches to a computer based testing program beginning 2014

GED testing switches to a computer based testing program beginning 2014
CLARKSTON, WA - Students who are studying for their GED across the country have two weeks to get their testing completed. If they can't finish by the new year, they'll have to start all over.

On January first, the GED high school equivalency test will switch to a computer based testing program. The programming change invalidates any old tests prior to the 2014 switch. So if a student is just one section away from completion, but doesn't get it finished by the end of the year, they'll have to retake all of the tests to qualify for a GED.

"What they tell us is that the math is more stringent so they probably will have to study a little longer to be successful on the tests," said Walla Walla Community College Student Service Coordinator, Carol Bennett.

Student Services Coordinator, Carol Bennett of Walla Walla Community College helps administer the tests. She said the newer version not only has a tougher math section, computer based skills are an integral part of the test. The change is effective January first across all 50 states.
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