KC Adult Ed announces GED test changes

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Adult Education and Transition Programs (AETP) division at Kishwaukee College announced that the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014. Joanne Kantner, Dean of AETP and Chief GED Examiner, said, “Similar to when the GED test changed in 2002, when the new test goes into effect in January 2014, anyone who has not completed all five GED tests will need to retake all the tests in the new format. We are urging GED test-takers to complete the entire exam before the end of 2013.”

Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential. “The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Kantner. “So 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 at Kishwaukee College,” said Tricia Wagner, Director of Adult Education. “We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass, or we can help them from the beginning to get started with the GED testing and preparation process. We want students to succeed and meet their goals.”

The AETP division has several GED preparation classes specifically designed to assist test-takers who want to finish before the end of 2013. Kantner said, “Kishwaukee College has GED preparation classes throughout the district at various times and locations as well as a “GED Express” two week preparation and testing opportunity. There is also online preparation through the iPathways program.”

“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling. By passing the GED test, you can answer that call,” said Randy Trask, president and CEO of GED Testing Service. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”

Interested GED test-takers can find more information about the upcoming changes at www.finishtheGED.com. For specific information on GED preparation through Kishwaukee College, contact the Adult Education and Transition Programs division at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180 or email tricia.wagner@kishwaukeecollege.edu or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu.

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