New Digital GED Test Ends 70 Years as Printed Exam

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Students preparing for the GED will have to put away their pencils and paper because the test is going digital. 

But those aren't the only key changes. 

That's not the only change. By January of next year, there will be a new test.

"It's going to be more correlated to high school diploma and workforce skills," says Brenda Brown, the Vice President of Adult Education at Central Georgia Technical College.

That means more analysis and writing. 

Jacole Robertson took her GED test on the computer.

That's because paper tests are being phased out, ending more than a 70-year tradition as a printed exam.

Counties have until December 31 to make the switch. 

The digital test will have four subjects, one fewer than the paper version, but the price tag remains the same at $160.

"For anyone who has already taken parts of the GED test, they need to come in and complete the test by Dec. 31," she says.

Scores don't roll over when the new test comes out. Students will have to re-take the entire exam.

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