New high school equivalency GED Test coming January 2014

21 August 2013

ST. JOHN VALLEY - The Madawaska Adult Education program announced on Tuesday that the current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013, and the state of Maine is currently exploring options regarding what high school equivalency test to use after 2013.



The new version of the GED test will be aligned with Common Core Standards and will be computer-based.  It will have two levels - a Core Knowledge GED and, if scores are high enough to qualify, an additional performance level that will certify readiness for college and career.  GED scores on individual subject area tests earned prior to the change will not roll over to the new GED.  GEDs that students earned before January 2014 will still be valid.

Adults interested in completing their high school equivalency diploma (GED) should call their local adult education program office for information regarding pre-testing and preparation classes.  Employment data shows that, ““With a high school credential, more doors open-to a better job, college, and the respect you deserve.”

Madawaska and SAD#27 Adult and Community Education Programs are currently enrolling new GED learners and welcoming those who may have portions of the GED test to complete or retake.  For registration or additional information, please call Madawaska Adult and Community Education at 728-6314 or SAD 27 Adult and Community Education at 834-3536.

The GED Test is not available online. The adult ed program organizers warn students to beware of “schools” that advertise earning the GED online.  The official, recognized GED must be taken in person at an approved GED testing site.