GED Exam Retiring After 7 Decades
After seven decades the state is preparing to replace the GED test.
For generations students and adults have tackled the test which is an alternative credential to a high school diploma.
The GED exam stands for General Educational Development.
But starting in January Louisiana students will take a different exam.
A division of Educational Testing Service — called HiSET — will start administering its own high school equivalency test on English, math, science and other areas.
The one key reason for the change -- GED officials will soon be offering computer-only tests.
Debbie O'Connor, executive director of The Greater Baton Rouge Literacy Coalition, tells The Advocate some potential test takers would be put off by a computer test.