Why Computer-Based Testing for the 2014 GED® Test?
Each year more than 700,000 adult learners take the GED® test. Those learners have to navigate a maze of requirements, paperwork, and steps to get to test day.
Not anymore. Computer-based testing puts all the information learners need in one place and it offers them a flexible, reliable testing experience.
Benefits of the Computer-Based GED® Test:
- Improves access for test-takers who can register and schedule online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or by phone through a dedicated call center
- Increases equity for all test-takers with a consistent testing platform, instructions, and timing
- Encourages the development of basic technology skills, skills that are expected in almost every career path, regardless of age
- Streamlines administrative work for adult education and testing centers, allowing more time for instruction and counseling
- Provides same-day turnaround on score reports for all parts, including the essay
- Any location can become a testing center with 2 computers and the minimum technical requirements
- Improves test security
- Helps adult learners prepare for their next step, whether that’s careers or additional education and training
Testing centers and test-takers from California to Florida are seeing the benefits of CBT every day.
- 1700 Testing centers open
- Nearly 500,000 Tests delivered on computer in 2014
But don't just take our word for it. Hear from people like you on why they like the computer-based GED® test.
CASE STUDY: WEEKEND TESTING NOW POSSIBLE IN MS
“Test-takers were computer savvy,” said Jan West, a 30-year veteran adult educator and director of the GED® testing program at Itawamba Community College in Mississippi. She has seen decades of change within the program and said her students were comfortable on computers.
In late February 2012 Mississippi launched four centers with the 2002 Series GED® Test on computer. West said there are distinct benefits to offering the test on computer. Specifically, her center will be able to offer more night and weekend time slots for test-takers who work during typical business hours.
“The people who have taken it said it was a most pleasurable experience and they would do it again in a heartbeat.”