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KIMT News 3 — Major changes are coming to the GED testing process.
The current testing process has been in place for more than a decade, but come January, it will not be the same.
One major change is the test will now be computer-based only. That means those taking the test will have to be proficient in keyboarding and other computer skills.
Reading and writing will also be combined into one section called Language Arts.
“They’re definitely aligning more of the standards and the curriculum, which is a good thing, because we want all of our students to be ready to go to college or enter the workforce, or if they want to continue with other avenues, we want them to be ready to do that,” said Penny Jahnke, Adult Basic Education Coordinator in Albert Lea.
She said if you have started the GED program since 2002, you must complete it before the end of the year or you will have to start all over.
Albert Lea and other surrounding cities offer GED prep classes. Albert Lea’s schedule can be found here. Austin’s schedule can be found here. Mason City classes can be found here. Rochester’s schedule can be found here.