Paying for computers
Did you know that you only need two computers to become an Authorized Pearson VUE Test Center (PVTC)? You need one computer for the test-taker and the other for the test administrator. You’re also required to have a security package, which can be purchased through Pearson VUE for a single payment of $450.
ND BUILDS COMPUTERS FOR GED® TESTING
If you build it, they will come. That’s North Dakota’s mindset at least.
When GED Testing Service announced computer-based testing, the state was awarded a federal grant to buy computers. Sheyenne Valley Area Career & Technology Center saw the state’s computer shortfall as a learning opportunity.
“We asked if it would be okay if we built the computers for our center,” said Frank Egan, technology coordinator at Sheyenne Valley.
The response: Why don’t you build computers for the entire state?
Egan and seven entrepreneurial students accepted the challenge. Computers built in his class are up and running in three of North Dakota’s testing centers. There hasn’t been a single complaint yet, Egan said.
North Dakota is currently planning for additional site launches throughout 2012.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Easy? Fast? Read what test-takers are saying about the computer-based delivery of the 2002 Series GED® Test.