Debbie Tasker, New Hampshire GED Administrator, is seeking adults who wish to earn a New Hampshire Certificate of High School Equivalency and encouraging them to complete and pass the current GED Tests.
“We’re reaching out to adults of all ages who need a high school credential,” Tasker says, “but we especially want to locate people who started GED Testing but haven’t yet passed all sections. When the GED Tests change on January 1, 2014, those who didn’t complete the current tests or who missed passing by even one point will have to start over. It can be heartbreaking.”
According to the GED Testing Service LLC which is developing the new GED Tests, the 2014 version will be administered on computers and will be correlated to the Common Core State Standards. GED examiners don’t know for sure whether the new tests will seem more difficult for adult learners, but they agree that it makes sense to complete the current familiar tests before the end of 2013.
The last time GED Tests changed was January 1, 2002. In the year leading up to that change New Hampshire testing centers saw a 37 percent increase in GED testing. A few examiners even held New Year’s Eve sessions to accommodate people trying to finish on the last possible day. “New Hampshire examiners are prepared to help GED candidates complete testing,” Tasker reports,” but we definitely don’t suggest waiting until the end of 2013. If a high school equivalency certificate will help you meet your goals for job advancement or postsecondary education, act now.”
If you or someone you know lacks a high school credential, visit www.education.nh.gov/career/adult/ged_test_ctrs.htm for a list of GED testing centers or call the New Hampshire GED Office in the New Hampshire Department of Education at (603) 271-6699 for information. Contact the testing center (see below) that’s convenient for you and make plans to earn a New Hampshire Certificate of High School Equivalency by passing the current GED Tests.
(All in area code 603)
|Berlin||Sr. Carmen Blais||752-1927|
|Concord||Patricia Nelson||228-1341, ext. 4202|
|Franklin||Penny O'Connor||934-5441, ext. 451|
|Manchester||Lynne Brecknock||624-6490, ext. 219|
|Nashua||Mary Phillis||882-9080, ext. 201|