Time is running out for people taking the current GED test. They have until Dec. 31 to complete all five portions of the high school equivalency exam. A new GED begins in January, and anyone who hasn’t completed the current exam will have to start over. This is the first change to the test in 12 years. The Technical College System administers the GED. Beverly Smith, assistant commissioner of adult education, says the new test is geared to better prepare students for college and careers.
State officials are delaying the rollout of a computer-based high school equivalency test until at least early next year. And because of that, a planned increase in testing fees will be delayed as well. The fees will stay at $95 to take the full GED.
Georgia is in a first group of states to begin offering the high school equivalency test -- known as the GED -- on computer. The rollout begins this summer. It’s not an online test, but simply the paper version on computer. Test-takers must still go to a certified location, such as a technical college campus.