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My newsletter this week featured a blog I wrote about an email Nicole Chestang, executive vice president of the GED Testing Service, sent recently saying that states are not dropping the GED test.
I heard from David Adcock, GED program coordinator at Heritage College in Little Rock, pointing out that some states are seeking alternatives to the GED Testing Service. He cited an article written by Heather Hollingsworth of the Associated Press and published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
"According to this article," Adcock says, "three states have made the change and others, such as California, are looking to do the same. It further states that 40 states have formed a "working group" to consider what is available.
"Two companies, McGaw-Hill and Educational Testing Service, have products that are available to take the place of the GED. Those are McGraw-Hill's 'TASC' and ETS's 'HiSet'."
In Arkansas, Adcock says, "there were two bills passed in the recent legislature that could have an effect on the GED program. House bill 2201 provides for the Dept. of Career Education to charge fees for the GED test and other assessments.
"Currently, as I'm sure you're aware, there is no charge for the GED in Arkansas. The other bill, HB 2134 provides for one free "assessment" per student.
"Because of the demographic that is most effected by all of these changes that are coming to the GED program, cost and technology may very well have a very profound affect."
The GED test is scheduled to change significantly in 2014, including becoming computer based. Watch for more news about GED very soon.
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