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Education

June 6, 2013

New GED test out in January

NORMAN — The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of this year, according to the State Department of Education.

The 2002 Series GED test will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on Jan. 2.

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of the year to pass the complete series and receive their high school credentials.

If this does not happen, test-takers will lose any passing scores and will have to start over with the new 2014 GED test series to receive their high school credentials.

In addition, paper-based testing will no longer be available in 2014. Test delivery for the new 2014 GED test will only be available through computer-based testing.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Pam Blundell, State GED administrator at the Oklahoma State Department of Education. “We want to be sure that everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires. Support is available, right here in Oklahoma. We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass. We want you to succeed.”

GED preparation classes are available statewide through local Adult Education Programs.

Additional information about completing the 2002 Series GED Test can be found at finishtheGED.com.

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