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Education

Current GED test expires in 2013

ANNAWAN — The current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013, according to Angie Zarvell, regional superintendent of the Bureau, Henry and Stark Counties Regional Office of Education.

The GED test contains five parts that can be taken separately, but must be passed to receive a high school credential. GED test-takers who have started the current version of the test, but not passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their score will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test.

The new 2014 GED test will be based on new national and state standards. The test will be solely administered in a computerized format and offered only at official testing centers. The fee for the new test is anticipated to double the current $50 cost.

Those interested in taking the GED test should contact the Regional Office of Education at 309-936-7890.

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