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GED Teachers Encourage Students to Pass Test Before Changes

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Many GED teachers around the state are pushing their students to complete the test this year because the exam will change on January 1, 2014.

Department of Workforce Development media spokesperson Joe Frank says test-takers who have passed a part, but not all of the current GED exam must pass the entire test by the end of 2013.

“That‘s what we‘re trying to get folks to trying to finish up their training and get the GED test taken this year before it expires, because their scores will actually expire at the end of this year as well,” he says.

Frank says the new GED exam will also be more expensive. And one major change is that it will align with Common Core educational standards.

“We want to align ourselves to where the K-through-12 folks are moving toward as well as the higher education folks,” he says. “We want the folks we are teaching to be ready to go into post-secondary education.”

Frank says the hope is a more rigorous GED test will help those who pass avoid the need for remediation classes on core subjects if they attend college or another higher education institution.

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