Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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May 14, 2013

Free GED testing under way

FRANKFORT — The General Educational Development test will be free in Kentucky through July 31.

Kentuckians taking the test during that time will not have to pay the usual test fee, which will be paid by Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education.  

“Our message is don’t wait until later in the year to start work on your GED,” said Reecie Stagnolia, KAE vice president. “Get started now to take advantage of the free testing.”

The test provides adults who did not finish high school with the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills. Normally, the entire test taken the conventional way on paper costs the test taker $60; the fee for taking the entire computer-based test is $120, a cost set by the national GED Testing Service. Free GED classes are available through local adult education programs in all 120 Kentucky counties.

It is particularly important for those without a high school diploma to pass all five parts of the test this year because the test will change on Jan. 1, and all previous scores will expire, and anyone who has started, but not completed will have to start over.

The last test date in Kentucky this year will be Dec. 18. In Kentucky, approximately 16,000 have started taking the test, but have not completed.

Kentuckians interested in free classes and the time-limited free testing may call adult education centers in their counties. To find a local adult education center, call (800) 928-7323 or visit KnowHow2GoKy.org and click on “Adults.”

 

 

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