Last month, GED Testing Service made significant changes to the GED that will affect many adult learners statewide. The changes include:
- A lowered required passing score for all GED test subjects, from 150 to 145
- The addition of two new optional performance levels above high school equivalency to signify college readiness
- Diplomas granted retroactively for GED students who scored 145 or above since January 2014
- No cost to students the first time they take any portion of the GED test (only re-takes have a fee)
What do these changes mean for our students? More have now passed additional portions of the four-subject test. And four Open Door students – three from Northside and one from Lake Street – have been granted GEDs retroactively!
Lindsey Cermak, GED Coordinator at Open Door Learning Center-Northside, says the impact on her three students is huge: “These individuals are now forever on a very different path. I know these three personally, and I cannot convey enough how much this break will change their lives.”
For more information, including the rationale behind the changes, visit gedtestingservice.com/educators/score-changes or read the press release.