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College first in State to offer GED Test on Computer

Posted March 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

In striving to provide more adult learners throughout the state with a high school credential, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is partnering with GED Testing Service to offer the GED test on computer. Registration, scheduling, and testing will be available beginning March 30th.

Pennsylvania Highlands is the first in Pennsylvania to offer GED testing on the computer. Registering, scheduling and testing on computer provides a new experience for GED test-takers and continue to improve the GED testing system, which is a gateway for adults to find jobs or better paying jobs, enter workforce or college training programs, and better support themselves and their families.

Randy Trask, GED Testing Service’s president and CEO said, “Adult learners are often times juggling jobs, families, study time and transportation issues. GED testing on computer will be a significant step to make the scheduling and testing experience easier, more flexible and faster for adult learners across the state and eventually the country. We are so pleased that Pennsylvania Highlands is our partner in this important endeavor and hope that other testing centers in Pennsylvania join us in the transition to GED testing on computer.”

The GED test on computer is the same test content currently offered on paper. Its accompanying systems will provide an array of new benefits for both the testing center and GED test-takers. Some of the initial benefits include:

  • An introduction of basic keyboarding and computer skills
  • Enhanced test security
  • Flexible testing appointments for test-takers
  • Instant test scores
  • One-stop online registration and scheduling

Test-takers interested in taking the test on computer at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College should go to www.GEDcomputer.com.

The implementation of GED testing on computer also has an important role to increasing accessibility and flexibility for test-takers, since a double-digit increase in the number of GED test-takers is expected by 2013. A new GED assessment is schedule to be released in Jan. 2014, and a significant number of adults who haven’t taken or passed all five content areas will want to test before their scores expire and the new assessment begins.

While testing and scheduling on computer is a significant new benefit for test-takers, GED Testing Service warns consumers there are those who will attempt to bilk unsuspecting adults out of precious dollars by creating confusion. “It is so important that consumers understand that GED testing on computer doesn’t mean the GED test is online,” said Trask. “Potential test-takers should not respond to individuals or so-called “institutions” offering an on-line GED test. The GED test – whether on paper or computer – must be taken in-person at an official GED testing center.”

For more information about GED testing on computer, please visit www.GEDtestingservice.com.