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Current version of GED is set to expire this year

Jan. 13, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The current version of the GED test is set to expire at the end of 2013, along with incomplete test scores.

That means those who have already started the test must complete it so their effort is not lost.

"According to the GED Testing Service, more than a million adults have started but not finished the current GED test," said Brenda Tanner, director of Career and Technical Education for Cabell County Schools. "The GED can open doors for working-age adults, leading to college, additional training, and improving employment prospects."

The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential. GED test-takers who have started the 2002 Series GED Test, but not finished and passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test.

According to the GED Testing Service, the new 2014 GED test will be based on emerging national and state standards. It will offer dual performance levels where test-takers can earn the high school equivalency credential as well as an additional endorsement that indicates career and college readiness.

For more information about the GED, you may contact the Cabell County Career Technology Center by calling 304-528-5106.