GED Test to change

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> CURRENT VERSION OF GED® TEST TO EXPIRE AT END OF 2013
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> The Department of ABE/GED® Testing at East Central Community College in Decatur announced 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 on January 2, 2014.
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> Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED® test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED® test in order to receive their high school credential.
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> “The GED® test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” said Ryan Clarke, Director of ABE/GED®® Testing. “So 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.”
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> “Support is available, right here in our five-county district,” said Clarke. “We can help adult learners prepare to take the parts of the GED® test they still need to pass. We want you to succeed!”
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> Clarke noted the last day to take the test for new GED® test-takers at East Central Community College is November 8, 2013, and the last day to take the current version of the GED test at ECCC is December 13, 2013. He said testing is available in Decatur and Louisville through 2013.
> He added, “All GED®® test-takers must schedule their test in advance. No walk-ins will be allowed on testing days.”
> “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.”
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> 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 GED®testingservice.com.
> East Central Community College offers ABE/GED®-Preparation classes in Carthage, Decatur, Forest, Louisville, Morton and Philadelphia. Day and evening classes are available in most areas.
> For more information, contact Ryan Clarke at 601-635-6387 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 387. His email address is rlcarke@eccc.edu.
> Interested GED test-takers can also find more information at finishtheGED.com