Why is the GED exam changing? The existing edition was created in 2002, and can no longer meet the demands of expanding technology and requirement of basic computer skills needed for employment. Also, the GED exam must meet the same standards as a current day high school graduate. Since graduation standards are evolving to meet the needs of college or work-bound students, the GED must do the same. Testing will now be exclusively on the computer; requiring test takers to have basic computer and word processing skills.
For those who have not finished testing for their GED, now is the time. Completing the GED can be a stepping stone to move onto new paths in life, whether it is employment, a better job, or higher education. A new rule has also gone into effect through the end of the year. The three tries per year rule has changed, giving testers another opportunity to retake and pass the test before the deadline passes.
GED Testing West has GED testing sessions until December 30, 2013. For additional information or to sign up for a testing session, call 952-988-5340. The GED testing schedule is available online at www.adultoptions.org under the GED Schedules & FAQs section.
Adult Options In Education is an adult basic education program supported through the community education departments of the Hopkins, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park school districts, along with the Hennepin County Correctional Facility. For more information about Adult Options In Education, call 952-988-5343.