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GED test expires in December, new test starts in January

Local - 10/8/2013 3:37 PM by Rebecca Turco
OAK HILL - Folks looking to get their GED only have a few more months before a new test will be offered in West Virginia.

The current test will be expiring at the end of December. The new computer-based test will have a portion of questions aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which may require higher-level thinking skills.

In Fayette County, classes for the current test are still being offered at the Fayette Institute of Technology (FIT) and the Bridgemont Community Technical College. Chief GED Examiner Ceresa Petitt at FIT recommended folks eligible to take the test should do so as quickly as possible. "There's a lot of people out there in our community that have passed parts of the GED that just really need to come in and take a few parts," Petitt explained. "They need to do that while this test is still available and it's ready for them, and they're more familiar with how that testing is going to be."

Folks in Fayette County can take the test at FIT on November 6 and 7 and December 3 through 5. You must pre-register and take the official practice test to qualify.

For more information, call 304-469-2911 or click here.

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