New GED Test Begins in Wiliamson County
CARTERVILLE -- The revamped GED test was offered for the first time in Williamson County Tuesday.
The General Education Development exam went completely online at the beginning of the year. It's also been cut down from from five sections to four.
A new testing site for Franklin and Williamson Counties is now open at John A. Logan College. Education officials hope the changes will encourage more people to take the test.
"The G.E.D. test is a very important economic tool, getting people the high school diploma, who for some reason missed out on the first time through. And then they'll have a chance for a better job going forward," says Franklin Williamson Regional Superintendent Matt Donkin.
The GED exam is offered twice a month at John A Logan College. The Jackson-Perry County Regional Office also offers the exam at the regional office of education annex building in Murphysboro.
It's not mandatory to test in your county. To find a testing site in your area click here.
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