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Those who have chosen not to go back to high school should look into getting their General Education Diploma before the end of this year. A new and improved GED test will be administered on January 1, 2014.
According to the Associated Press, developers for the new test are now incorporating new Common Core curricula that will increase preparation for colleges and careers and focus on technology. In addition to this, the new test will be administered on the computer rather than being handwritten.
In order to be excused from taking a brand new test next year, a student must pass all five parts of the GED test by the end of 2013. The sections of the current test include reading, writing, math, science and social studies, reports Carroll County Times.
The new test will only have four sections: reading, math, science, and social studies. In addition to this, the new test will cost $120.00, which is double the amount of the current cost.
About 700,000 people take the GED exam each year in the United Stated, and more than one million are expected to try in 2013.
Developers for the GED test have stated this is the first time they have improved the test since 2002.