1:19 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Kentucky Lawmakers Question More Rigorous GED Test, But Official Says Harder Test Is Needed

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A dramatic decline in Kentuckians earning GED diplomas over the last two years has led some lawmakers to question the current version of the test, which rolled out in January of 2014.

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7:14 am
Mon June 8, 2015

Why 85 Percent Fewer Kentucky GED Diplomas Were Earned This Year Than 2 Years Ago

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  The Anderson County Adult Education Center is empty on a Thursday afternoon, except for a receptionist.

Two years ago, every table in the small classroom might be filled, said Jerry Shaw, the center’s director and a teacher.

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6:24 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Kentucky Improves GED Pass Rate Under New Exam

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The passing rate for Kentuckians taking the GED has improved since the national high school equivalency exam underwent changes in 2014, according to Kentucky Adult Education officials.

The test is now more aligned with the Common Core standards that Kentucky and many other states have adopted which are meant to better prepare students for college and career, officials said.

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3:17 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

GED Test Gets A Makeover, All Unfinished Tests Nullified

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 11:02 am

Kentuckians who have not finished their GED exams will have to take all four parts of the test over when the test is updated in January.

It’s the first time in nearly a decade the GED Testing Service has updated the exam, which is taken to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma.The last date to have completed the test before the update was Dec. 18.  

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4:18 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Free GED Testing Available for Region


If you've been thinking about getting your GED, but haven't been able to do so yet, the Kentucky Adult Education Council on Postsecondary Education is making this opportunity available for free through July 31. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with GED Administrator Jacqueline Korengal about how to take GED testing. 

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8:45 am
Thu December 13, 2012

GED to Undergo Drastic Changes in 2014

The GED is set to undergo drastic changes in 2014. Most pressing is that the cost of taking the exam will double from $60 to $120 beginning in January.  ACE2 Adult Education Direct Cris Crowley tells The Madisonville Messenger although Madisonville Community College currently covers $40 of the fee he’s concerned since more than 90 percent of adult education students in Hopkins County are at or below the poverty level.

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K-12 Education
9:19 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Changes Coming to Tennessee GED

Tennessee adult education program organizers say anyone thinking about getting their GED should do so now before sweeping changes take place in January.  

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4:32 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Fake Websites Offering GEDs

A national education group  is worried Kentucky residents may be purchasing fake GED diplomas online. The Council on Post Secondary Education released a consumer alert today warning Kentuckians of websites offering the diplomas for a fee with no required test. The Council on Post Secondary Education's Sue Patrick says the fake websites take advantage of peoples’ best intentions…

"They turn over their money, they turn over their hope and they don’t get a GED that is recognized as an official test credential."