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GED testing changes prompt concern from adult education

September 4, 2013

Students pursuing a General Education Development certificate in Clay County will soon find testing an entirely different animal than in previous years.

Beginning in January, GED testing — which allows students who did not finish high school the opportunity to receive an equivalent diploma — will move to an entirely computerized system, doing away with the written exams currently employed. While the transition to a more current and technology-centered format could be a positive shift, East Mississippi Community College Director of Adult Basic Education Jim Bearden said he had concerns with the change.

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