- The GED Testing Service is integrating new testing to evaluate college-readiness in addition to high school proficiency.
- The updated test could become a substitute for the College Board's ACCUPLACER, which is often used as a placement test at community colleges.
- The changes are intended to create a clearer path for GED-takers into higher education.
The GED will soon attempt to measure college readiness as well as being the learning equivalent of a high-school diploma, thanks to an upgrade the GED Testing Service hopes will make it a substitute for the ACCUPLACER, a popular placement test used by community colleges.
Students who successfully complete a new college-readiness portion of the GED will have demonstrated that they don't need remediation or the ACCUPLACER, according to the service. ...