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Your Guide To Florida’s New GED

Florida gets a new GED exam today. The high school equivalency test is going exclusively online. Education advocates are greeting it with mixed feelings. The new GED has been retooled to emphasize workplace and college skills. That’s part of why advocates say it makes sense to offer it only as a computer-based exam. Test-takers will […]

Meet The New Alternatives To The GED

As the GED prepares for a major overhaul in January, a growing number of states are trying a new class of tests designed as alternatives to the GED. Like the GED, the new tests will be offered online. Unlike the GED, the competitors will still offer a pencil-and-paper version. And one of the biggest selling […]

Try Some Sample Items From The New GED

Earlier this week we told you how students and teachers at one adult education center were preparing for changes to the GED high school equivalency exam. GED Testing Service has posted some sample items from the new exam online to give an idea what the new test will look like. The test is moving online, […]

Why The GED Is Going Online

One of the big changes with the new GED test come January will be that the exam is going online. Students will no longer have a pencil and paper option and will have to take the exam on a computer. GED Testing Services vice president Nicole Chestang said online exams offer a lot of benefits […]

Changing GED Adds New Problems To An Old Test

Uzelea Evans has had a tough run recently. Her unemployment payments have been hung up for six weeks because of the state’s new online system. And the mother to two lost her Tampa housing and has to move out next month. But she’s working hard toward some good news in a classroom at Metropolitan Ministries […]

Florida GED Goes Digital

Florida is modernizing its alternative to a high school diploma with a computer-based GED test. The GED Testing Service is partnering with five Florida counties to offer registration, scheduling and testing on a computer. The new GED is available in Alachua, Citrus, Escambia, Highlands and Walton counties. The goal is to make the process easier […]

Should Students Pay Fees To Get A GED?

Enrollment is down in Florida’s adult education classes, and it may be because of money. High school dropouts looking to prepare for a General Educational Development test (GED) now have to pay for classes that used to be free. The same applies to those who want to take courses in English as a second language. […]

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