Indiana Plans To Replace GED Next Year

August 29, 2013
By

The company blamed for the testing issues with the ISTEP has been selected by Indiana to replace the GED test.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development announced Wednesday that they will use a new test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion from CTB/McGraw-Hill.

The new test, which all Indiana providers will be using, will begin in 2014.

The new assessment will ensure Indiana offers a high school equivalency test that is accessible, affordable, and meets employer demand.

According to the report, the GED exam is scheduled to double in price beginning in January. The new test will allow Hoosier test takers to pay considerably less while meeting industry demand.

“A quality workforce is essential to economic growth. It was crucial to select an exam that is on par with Indiana’s College and Career Readiness Standards while ensuring it is accessible to any Hoosier,” said Scott Sanders, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

In order to maintain accessibility, the new exam will continue to be offered in both paper and computer based formats. It will also be available in English, Spanish, Braille, and audio versions for the visually impaired.

The CTB/McGraw-Hill version was selected after a panel of representatives from the Indiana Department of Corrections, the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development evaluated all of the proposals offered.

The GED test was first released nationally in 1942. To date, there have been four different formats of the test. Next year, the GED is replacing the paper version with computer only testing.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Aug
20
Wed
6:00 pm Movies and munchies: The Lego Movie @ North Dearborn Library-Logan Township near Bright
Movies and munchies: The Lego Movie @ North Dearborn Library-Logan Township near Bright
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm
The family is invited to enjoy refreshments and watch a movie on the big screen.
6:30 pm Adult Swim Test at the Southeast... @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Adult Swim Test at the Southeast... @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE to the community. Test on the five important skills the American Red Cross has suggested to know in order to save your own life. Register by calling the Y Member Service Desk at 812-934-6006.
Aug
21
Thu
8:00 am National Tooth Fairy Day @ Children's Dental Care
National Tooth Fairy Day @ Children's Dental Care
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open to the public. Come join the fun & excitement! The tooth fairy will be visiting our office sharing dental education, story & letter readings, games, & prizes! The tooth fairy will be sharing important information such as dental education and what to expect during the time of tooth loss.  She willbe reading letters from some of the children she has collected over the years during her visits to homes that explain tooth loss before and after the tooth fairy visits. This may help to relieve the anxiety your child may be feeling! There will also be games and prizes! Have your child’s photo taken with the TOOTH FAIRY! Don’t let this opportunity pass by your children. Hope to see you there!

View Calendar