Increased Challenge For GED Students

By KBJR News 1

Increased Challenge For GED Students

January 15, 2013 Updated Jan 15, 2013 at 11:25 PM CDT

Superior, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Earning a General Equivalency Degree will be getting more difficult after 2014.

WITC officials say a new test will be administered in about one year that will include more rigorous content with more complex tests.

After 2014, the exams will be computer based and will continue to include subjects such as math, reading, social studies, and science.

WITC professors don't want students to shy away from the new format of the exams.

"I see it as a benefit and I see it as a risk. Because, many students who have opted to not complete high school have made those choices based on things that are happening in their lives and maybe feeling like they have a lack of ability," Twila Sauve, WITC professor, said.

The added challenge of the exam will be more up to date with the current standards of a twelfth grade education.

Justin Reis, NNC.