Changes to the GED

As we discussed at this year’s You CAN Homeschool through High School Workshop, the GED exam is about to change.

Once the current version of the GED expires in January 2014, test takers who have not finished and passed the exam will find that their scores have expired too. Consequently, if your teen is in the process of taking the current GED test battery, he or she is advised to complete testing prior to January 2014. The new GED  is a computer-only test and has different content than the current GED. If you’re looking for test prep materials, make sure the materials you’re using are geared to the correct test version.

In addition, it has been reported that the NJ Department of Education will switch from using the GED to a different test or offer a choice of tests. I’ll post more as details become available.