New G.E.D. test changes will effect many people

Stacey Spivey

POSTED: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:51pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 12:55pm

Changes will come to adult education in the new year, and east Texas educators see nothing but good things in the future with this advancement.  "Education is good, it can never hurt, it can only push you forward," said Rick Swain, GED. supervisor.

The GED. test will be changing.  it will be completely on the computer, And according to TJC more challenging to test takers.  Swain says this will be good for the future of education, and the economy.  He also says it will "push the academic envelope where they have to be a little bit more prepared across the pillars of education."

TJC data indicates only about 4% made it through after taking the test, but Nancy Crawford, Literacy of Tyler executive director, believes that will change with the new one.  "If they pass the GED right now, if they just barely pass it, they're still not ready for college...when they pass this one, they'll be better prepared."

TJC can help prepare people anxious about this new test.  Crawford said, "fear is not new, they're afraid now, they'll be afraid with the new one, and we're here to help them with that."  According to Literacy Council of Tyler, it is most likely too late to try to finish the current GED. test, but you can get a head start on the 2014 test.  To contact them today about signing up you can follow the link below.

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