GED (General Education Development)
General Educational Development (GED)
Improving educational skills for the purpose of obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) Diploma
On January 2, 2014, GED® Testing Service announced the release of their new test as well as a revamp of their GED® testing program last updated in 2002. According to the GED® test-makers, “The GED® Test was developed to measure high-school equivalency and to provide information about a test-taker’s college and career readiness. The test measures higher-level critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and is the only test fully aligned to state and national college and career readiness standards.” For more information on the 2014 GED test click My GED.
In order to improve the transition to the 2014 Computer Based GED®, the Ohio Department of Education, has developed a GED voucher system.
First-time 2014 Computer Based GED® test takers are eligible to receive a voucher worth up to $80 toward testing fees. To be eligible to receive the voucher, participants must contact a Career-Technical Planning District for career and educational guidance prior to scheduling and paying for the 2014 Computer Based GED® test. The purpose of this career and educational guidance is to provide information about additional career and educational programming to help participants transition into postsecondary education, training and employment.
For more information on how to obtain a GED voucher click here.