Competitors Make Gains As Overhauled GED Debuts


The Los Angeles Times (1/6, Ceasar) reports that GED Testing Service has released “a revamped computer-only” version of its General Educational Development test, noting that the move “has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format they prefer.” Noting that the new GED is “meant to be more rigorous and places a greater focus on job readiness than high school equivalency,” the Times reports that some states are moving to the competitors’ exams, citing “cost and accessibility concerns with the elimination of the pencil-to-paper test.”