New GED test to be introduced in January



ATLANTA — The state of Georgia will launch a new General Educational Development (GED) program in January 2014.

The change that has been developed by the national GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C., will align the entire program with college and career readiness standards and provide the level of academic rigor required by the increased demands of the job market.

The test, which once had five content areas, will combine language arts writing and reading, and will now have four content areas: reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science and social studies.

The cost to take the full, four-part test will remain at $160, but the price for an individual test in 2014 will increase from $32 to $40.

All partially completed tests and scores will expire at the end of the year, meaning those students who do not act now will have to completely start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school equivalency credential.

For more information, call the Technical College System of Georgia’s Office of Adult Education at 1-800-946-9433 or visit

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