New GED Tests Stir Concerns, Draw Competitors

June 06, 2013 | Education Week |  Link to article

For many dropouts, especially those who are too old to return to the public K-12 system, the GED assessment has long been the main route to the high school credential that eluded them.

But, come January, getting a General Educational Development credential won't be the same.

Gone will be the paper-and-pencil tests. Students instead will take the exams on a computer and know the same day if they passed. Content will be more rigorous to align with new common academic standards for most high schools, and test-takers will receive a separate...

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