Minot Adult Learning Center director Jennifer Kraft wants to alert people who have taken GED classes in the past few years but have not completed testing of some upcoming changes in the test that could impact their ability to earn the GED certification.
The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential. Many people have passed some parts of the test but not all and have not completed the exam and earned their GED. The current version of the GED test the 2002 Series GED Test will expire at the end of 2013, along with all of those incomplete test scores. That means anyone who has not completed all of the GED tests by the end of 2013 would have to start taking classes all over again and take the new 2014 GED test.
"More than a million adults have started but not finished the current GED test," said Nicole Chestang, executive vice president of the GED Testing Service, in a press release. "As a nation, we cannot afford to let millions of working-aged adults miss this opportunity to complete and pass the GED test, opening doors to college, training, and better jobs."
The Minot Adult Learning Center offers classes to help people get their GED and also offers testing. Kraft encourages people who started the classes at some point to complete their work and take all five parts of the test by the end of next year so they can get their GED. The Adult Learning Center is located at 1609 4th Ave. NW. For more information, call 857-4488 or look at the center's website at (www.alc.minot.k12.nd.us/pages/4885567359550398578)
According to the press release, there are resources available to GED test-takers in every state. Help includes classes, online preparation or assistance in getting through the process. There is also information online at (finishtheGED.com)
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 additional endorsement that indicates career- and college-readiness. The test will be delivered solely on computer and offered only in official testing centers.