Unfinished GED Tests Approaching Expiration Date
The current “series” for GED-testing is scheduled to be retired at the end of 2013. What that means for those who have taken portions of the 5-part test is: they need to take the remainder of their required tests before the end of the year… or all of their previous scores will be deleted and they will have to take each GED Course test again in 2014 and beyond.
“And if they have outstanding scores out there… passing scores, by the end of the year, those scores will just be eliminated and the student will have to start again, Executive Director of West Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education Department, Karen Kirchler explained. “So, if they have started working and still have some test scores out there, it’s really in their best interest to get back… finish the test—so they don’t lose the money… they don’t lose their effort… and don’t get it completed.”
Kirchler notes that the 2014 GED tests are expected to be more difficult than their predecessors.
“Part of that is that the tests will be ‘normed’ to what graduating Seniors are expected to know… and what graduating Seniors were expected to know in 2002—from a skill level perspective, is a little different than what it is in 2013,” she says. “The anticipation is that there are going to be higher-order thinking skills… more problem-solving… more critical thinking and certainly, the way the test is presented, is going to be a lot different than it is right now.
Contact WGTC for dates and times of future GED testing.