New Test to Replace GED for High School Equivalency

New Test to Replace GED for High School Equivalency

HiSet test will replace GED test. Registration and testing will now be done online.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The high school GED as we know it will soon be a thing of the past.

There will be a new high school equivalency test starting in January.

Registration and testing for the new "HiSET" test will be computer-based and done online.

The change away from the GED, after using the test for more than 70 years, comes after the organization that created the test announced it was changing into a for-profit company and was going to be charging higher fees.

"They still will have an essay," said Betty Wymore, adult education director for the St. Joseph School District. "They will still have all the areas that they currently have which is math, reading, science, social studies and writing. Those will all be the same for at least this one year.

The new test will cost $95. Hillyard Technical Center will be the new location for the testing with study sessions at the Webster Learning Center.

There will be several information sessions held to go over some of the changes with the new test. They are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Additional sessions will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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