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Plan for a New GED Test Changing

Posted on 10/09/2009

The GED Testing Service® announced on Wednesday that plans to release a new version of the GED® test in January 2012 are now on hold. Because of the current national focus on high school standards and what should be required to ensure that students are ready for college or a career, there is now a need to rethink what should be required for a GED®, and the organization needs time to do that, although "elements of the new program will be introduced as early as 2010." Martin Kehe, Interim Executive Director of the GED Testing Service®, states in a press release that "because of the changing national landscape we have decided to transition directly from the current 2002 Test Series to a new, more comprehensive assessment program."

No further details are available at this time, but the news release promises a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to be published next week.

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