Army

March 8, 2013

GED test to revamp in 2014

Liz Manring
Cochise College PAO

In January 2014, the current GED test will be replaced in Arizona, meaning students who started their testing under the current series of tests will need to pass all five parts before the end of this fall, or start completely over in 2014.

The General Education Development tests offer those who did not finish high school a chance to earn a high school equivalency credential. The general consensus about the new GED test is that it will be harder to pass than the current test, according to Cochise College Adult Education Director Susan Morss. The content will now be designed to not only prove high school equivalency, but also provide evidence of readiness to enter the workforce or move on to post-secondary education.

There will be four subjects tested, rather than the current five. Subjects areas will include: reasoning through language arts; math reasoning; science; and social studies. Some of those sections will expand to include essays and short-answer sections. 

The entire test will be computerized, requiring no more pencil and paper.

Beginning this month, the Cochise College Testing Center will offer the current test on computer. This test is known as the 2002 test because that was the last time it was revised. The Testing Center will also offer the pencil-and-paper version of 2002 GED test through the end of the year.

Cochise College Adult Education offers free GED test preparation at its various locations in Cochise County, with registration periodically throughout the year. New classes begin at the end of this month.

Register for Sierra Vista GED preparation on March 18 or 19 at 10 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Campus, 901 N. Colombo Ave. Classes begin April 1.
For more information, contact 515.5456 or www.cochise.edu/adulteducation.




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