Adults Score Higher And Finish Faster On The GED Test In 2012
After one year of successful implementation, and with more than 40,000 tests delivered across 35 states, GED Testing Service has found that adults who take the GED test on computer are passing at higher rates and finishing faster.
GED Testing Service introduced the new computer-based delivery system in 2012 to help more adults earn a GED credential and to prepare for the launch of the new GED test in 2014.
Key data from GED Testing Service’s analysis:
- The failure rate of adults taking the test on computer is about half that of those taking the test on paper
- Adults testing on computer were 59 percent more likely to retake a failed test instead of giving up and dropping out of the program
- On average, adults who tested on computer completed their exams an hour and a half faster than their paper-and-pencil contemporaries
GED Testing Service is now offering a unique opportunity to encourage the one in five Americans without a high school diploma to try the test on computer. Through May 31, 2013 any adult who chooses to begin their GED test on computer will receive one free retake if they fail.
In addition, adults who began their GED test on paper will be eligible if they live in a state where computer- and paper-based test scores can be combined.
GED testing on computer provides many new benefits to test-takers such as 24/7 online registration and scheduling, instant unofficial score reports, and a more self-paced testing experience. States are offering the test on computer to prepare for the new 2014 GED test, which is scheduled for release on Jan. 2, 2014 and will only be delivered on computer.
Currently, the GED test is available on computer in more than 300 testing centers across 35 states and the District of Columbia.
To see if your state offers the GED test on computer visit GEDcomputer.com.