For decades, the General Educational Development (GED) examination has offered men and women who never finished high school the chance to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma. Students could follow often free GED preparation class.
The American Council on Education (ACE), the responsible body for the GED test, had in cooperation with publisher Pearson VUE changed the the examination to meet adjusted requirements from industry, schools and society in general and to better prepare applicants to success in institutions of higher education.
In 2014, ACE, which is consisting of approximately 1,800 degree-granting educational facilities, introduced far-reaching adjustments to the GED test with the objective to stimulate adult learners to remain learning for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Most US states introduced the new GED examination in 2014. The old GED test contained five subject, and in the new examination this has changed into four content areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social studies.
The new GED exam continues to measure the fundamental knowledge and competencies that are necessary for success in the future, says Chris Johnson from the website MyCareerTools.
The GED test was first developed in 1942 to help World War II veterans obtain a high school diploma equivalency, and through the years around 18 million persons have completed the GED examination, and every year around half a million people pass the examination. Read More