Thursday – October 02, 2014

 

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Significant changes in store for GED test
Scores from partially-completed tests will expire in 2013


The current 2002 Series General Educational Development (GED) Test will be replaced with a new series of tests that is entirely computer based in 2014. Friday, December 13, 2013 is the deadline to complete the current GED Test series. If all five tests from the 2002 Series GED Test are not completed, the entire series will be voided at the end of 2013. The change also affects the Spanish version of the GED Test.

“A GED opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “We want to be sure that anyone who started the current GED Tests finishes before December 13, 2013. GED test-takers who don’t complete and pass the five-test series before the deadline will have to start over with new assessments in 2014.”

The deadline to complete the GED writing test is Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
The deadline to complete all other GED tests is Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
The deadline for all GED re-tests is Friday, December 13, 2013.

The new English and Spanish tests respond to changes in education, the workplace, and the world since the 2002 Series GED Test was introduced. The new GED assessments will be based on the Common Core State Standards and other college and career readiness standards.

MATC, an official GED test center, will continue to administer the English and Spanish versions of the test, which will be offered in a computer-based format only. Another change to the 2014 Series GED Test is the reduction of tests to four subject areas – literacy, math, science and social studies – from the current five subject areas. The anticipated cost of the 2014 Series GED Test is $137.

“It is imperative that individuals who have completed a portion of the 2002 Series GED finish the test by December 13, 2013,” said MATC School of Pre-College Education Dean Gloria Pitchford-Nicholas. “MATC staff members are prepared to help area residents successfully complete the GED.”

Additional information is available at http://ged-hsed.dpi.wi.gov/

Individuals who want to take the GED Test must have a Department of Public Instruction (DPI) form that shows completion of the Academic Screening Test and the CAREER-750 workshop. Individuals who started the GED Test in another state or region of Wisconsin need an official transcript for MATC’s Testing Center.

To schedule an appointment to take the GED Test at an MATC campus, call one of the numbers below:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus: 414-297-6233
Mequon Campus: 262-238-2300
Oak Creek Campus: 414-571-4711
West Allis Campus: 414-456-5492

For information about MATC’s Basic Skills classes, visit: this web page.

A series of instructional videos has been created to help people prepare for the 2002 Series GED Math Test. See the videos here  

Media coverage

March 13, 2013
Wisconsin Public Radio
Students Taking GED Tests Must Finish By End Of Year, Or Start From Scratch


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