Computerized Test Changes Adult Education

Posted: December 29, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Susan Ratliff, data entry specialist, enters student data to enroll for the upcoming semester on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Adult Education Center inside the Center for Non-profits in Rogers.

Adult education centers are preparing for a shift to the new, computerized version of the GED exam, changing the testing, training and cost for the high school equivalency exam.

At A Glance

Tests In Arkansas

Thousands of people take and pass the GED exam annually in Arkansas.

• 2012: 7,763 test-takers; 6,544 passed

• 2011: 8,375 test-takers; 7,129 passed

• 2010: 8,783 test-takers; 7,539 passed

• 2009: 8,657 test-takers; 7,274 passed

• 2008: 8,747 test-takers; 7,443 passed

Source: Arkansas Department Of Career Education

Web Watch

GED Exam

Visit www.gedtestingservice.com for more information about changes to the GED exam.

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