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New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests
New computer-only format of GED exam spurs competing tests

The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format they prefer. The new version of the 71-year-old GED, which debuted last week, for the first time does away with pencil-to-paper test sheets. The exam is also meant to be more rigorous and places a greater focus on job readiness than high school equivalency. It will evaluate "career and college-readiness skills" with fewer multiple-choice questions and more content-based answers. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: GED test: An...

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