Changes to the GED in 2014
MURPHYSBORO -- A heads up for anyone who will be taking the GED next year: the General Education Development exam will go completely online starting January first.
The GED will be cut down from from five portions to only four. Education officials say the re-vamped test will be more challenging, making it more credible in the eyes of employers.
"The GED is critical for employment for any individual who doesn't have a high school diploma. So, this opens the doors for that," says Jackson Perry Regional Superintendent Donna Boros.
Jackson County has opened its first testing center at the Regional Office of Education Annex building in Murphysboro. Online testing will be offered there every Tuesday starting January 7th.
The first two test dates for students in Franklin and Williamson Counties are Tuesday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 28th. Initially, the test will be offered two days per month, and held at John A. Logan College in Room 231A.
To register or to learn more about the new GED tests you can click here for the website.
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