Current version of GED test to expire at end of 2013
testing center in Lincoln encourages adults to finish before test
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[September 14, 2012]
The Logan-Mason-Menard Regional
Office of Education announced yesterday 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 beginning on Jan. 2, 2014.
Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test but have not passed
all five parts have only until the end of 2013 to pass that test. In
2014, individuals will need to start over with the new
computer-based GED test in order to receive their high school
"The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect
adults deserve and the satisfaction of earning a high school
credential," said Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of schools
for Logan, Mason and Menard counties. "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 all three of our counties,"
Anderson said. "Area community colleges offer free preparation
classes, and GED provides a website that can help adult learners
prepare to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass.
Please call our office at 217-732-8388 or 309-543-2192 for more
information. We want you to succeed!"
Interested GED test-takers can also find more information at
A few important tips to know about GED testing for Logan, Mason
and Menard counties before the end of 2013:
The GED test is currently given at the Lincoln office on the
second Tuesday of every month, except January.
The registration deadline for each testing date is noon on the
Friday prior to the test. There are occasional exceptions.
Test-takers must register in person.
Seating is limited, so the registration is on a first-come,
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The last testing date opportunity to take the current version of
the GED test is Dec. 10, 2013.
Test-takers must provide proof of passing the Illinois and U.S.
Constitution tests before registering for the GED test. Call for
Test-takers must take the GED test -- whether on paper or
computer -- in person at an official GED testing center. The GED
test is never offered online.
"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."
The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs
for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year nearly
800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually
all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED
test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the
program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better
life for the millions of adults without a high school credential.
Learn more at GEDtestingservice.com.
[Text from file received from
Regional Office of Education 38]