Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc., is alerting test-takers that they need to finish the GED test by the end of 2013 as the current version of the test, the 2002 Series GED Test, will expire at the end of 2013, along with any incomplete test scores.
The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must all be passed to receive a high school credential, said LVG spokesperson Cindy Meier. GED test-takers who have started the 2002 Series GED test, but not finished and passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test, she said.
"Whether you need tutoring or just someone to help you get through the process, support is available through the Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester, Inc.," Meier added. "If you know a GED test-taker, please encourage them to test before the 2013 deadline."
According to Meier, the new 2014 GED test will be based on emerging national and state standards. It will offer dual performance levels where test-takers can earn the high school equivalency credential as well as an additional endorsement that indicates career- and college-readiness. The test will be delivered solely on computer and offered only in official testing centers.