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Indiana to offer replacement for GED in 2014

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Hoosiers need to pass their GED test by the end of the year or study for and take the new test

Starting in 2014, Indiana will debut its new high school equivalency test - Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).

An expert panel of representatives from the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC), the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) were involved in evaluating all proposals offered, culminating in the selection of CTB/McGraw-Hill.

In addition, Ivy Tech and the Indiana Association of Adult and Continuing Education provided expert analysis of the available testing options.

The current version of the GED® test is expiring at the end of 2013 and patrons scores will expire too if they don’t finish and pass the test before the end of the year.

TASC will be aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards over the next few years and will gradually increase in rigor to better meet industry demand. Hoosier test takers will also pay considerably less for the TASC than the GED® exam, which is scheduled to double in price beginning in January.

In order to maintain accessibility, the new exam will continue to be offered in both paper and computer-based formats, ensuring Indiana’s current network of providers, including correctional facilities, will not be disrupted.  It will also be available in English and Spanish, braille, and audio versions for the visually impaired.

The State Library is currently working with the DWD and its INSPIRE database vendors to prepare resources for Indiana libraries, which are often at the forefront of adult education in their communities.

As more resources become available, we will have them available at your local library. Please check out these links to learn more.