Local And State Education Officials Say They’re “Alarmed And Confused” By New GED Test, Until They’re Assured They Don’t Have To Pass It

Adult Education Director

Adult Education DirectorChanges to the high school equivalency test for 2014 has local and state adult education officials alarmed and confused about what next year will bring. The General Education Development test, known as the GED, is being revamped after the nonprofit American Council on Education joined with the Great Britain-based Pearson, one of the world’s largest publishing and education companies, to create a new GED Testing Service. The GED test is a high school-equivalency exam, an alternative to finishing high school. States have different requirements. In Maine, a person must be 17 to take the test, although those under 18 must have been out of high school for a year or have an “immediate need,” according to the Maine government website. (read more at Morning Sentinel)