Free GED testing goes the way of the dodo

In cooperation with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, by 2014 Arkansas will join the majority of states that charge students for GED enrollment and testing, according to a report by KUAF.

Jacqueline Froelich, of KUAF, emphasized that in addition to a hefty fee anticipated to be between $100 and $150, students will be required to complete all testing on computers.

Pearson, an education and testing company, is heading up the revamping process. Within the year testing will be geared in two tracts: job skills competency and college preparedness.

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