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    Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Several dozen states are looking for an alternative to the GED high school equivalency test because of concerns that a new version coming out next year is more costly and will no longer be offered in a pencil and paper format.



    The responsibility for issuing high school equivalency certificates or diplomas rests with states, and they've relied on the General Education Development exam since soon after the test was created to help returning World War II veterans.

    But now 40 states and the District of Columbia are participating in a working group that's considering what's available besides the GED, and two test makers are hawking new exams.

    Last month, New York, Montana and New Hampshire announced they were switching to a new high school equivalency exam, and California officials began looking into amending regulations to drop the requirement that the state only use the GED test. Missouri has requested bids from test makers and plans to make a decision this month. Several others states, including Massachusetts, Maine, Indiana and Iowa, are making plans to request information about alternative exams.

    Meanwhile, Tennessee and New Jersey are exploring offering more than one test.

    The pushback comes as GED Testing Service prepares to introduce a new version of the exam in January. In the first revamp since for-profit Pearson Vue Testing acquired a joint ownership interest in the nonprofit Washington-based GED Testing Service, the cost of the test is doubling to $120. That's led to a case of sticker shock for test takers, nonprofits and states. Some states subsidize some or all of the expense of the exam, while others add an administrative fee. The new GED test would cost $140 to take in Missouri if the state sticks with it.....snip~

    Some state dropping GED as test price spikes
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    Different tests for some states, some dropping the test altogether and Most with higher Prices.....thoughts?

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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    I think the people running the GED are not very good businessmen. You don't just double your prices overnight then expect there to be no consequences. You slowly increase the price over years.
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    Aren't the only dumb ones repeat customers?
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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Funny how all of the students getting their GED in the picture are african-american, what a wonderful display of egalitarianism.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Funny how all of the students getting their GED in the picture are african-american, what a wonderful display of egalitarianism.
    And if they were all white or some other nationality, I'm sure you would have a comment for that too......
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    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    And if they were all white or some other nationality, I'm sure you would have a comment for that too......
    Not if it were a representation of the majority. But I probably would have a comment for it, such as "Why is there a picture of a Mensa meeting for a thread about GEDs?"
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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post

    Different tests for some states, some dropping the test altogether and Most with higher Prices.....thoughts?
    What are your thoughts, MMC?

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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Several dozen states are looking for an alternative to the GED high school equivalency test...
    Well here's a novel thought: Don't drop out of school in the first place!

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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Well here's a novel thought: Don't drop out of school in the first place!
    Nice shortsighted thought. What's your cure for upheaval in the middle east?

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    Re: Some States Dropping GED as Test Price Spikes......

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Nice shortsighted thought.
    Dropping out of school is shortsighted. In an ideal world, high school education would be compulsory and those who drop out would be required to join the army or spend their days laboring for the good of society. There is a lot of construction work that needs doing around the country. That would be a good place to start.
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