Texas Education
1:33 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Texas GED Test Streamlining In 2014

The GED test will undergo significant changes beginning in 2014.

Each year, 700,000 people across the country take the GED test, but only 450,000 pass. In Texas, there are about 3 million adults without a high school diploma or GED. Starting on January 1st, the GED test in Texas will undergo some major changes.

GED Testing Service President Randy Trask said the number of sections in the test has gone down to four, and the exam has moved completely online. GED students will be able to sign up for the test online an only have to pay for the specific exam they need.

Marisa Perez, who sits on theĀ  State Board of Education, said with the changes additional testing sites could be added throughout the state.

For individuals in the process of taking the current five tests, all five must be completed before the end of the year. Starting in 2014, all test takers must convert to the next exam.