Eastern IA Comm Colleges change to GED tests


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Posted Online: Jan. 16, 2013, 12:38 pm
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Press release submitted by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges


We offer free classes for the GED at the college and do have several students attend from the Illinois side of the river because we offer classes for Spanish speakers.

The GED test is changing. That's important news for people who have already started the GED process but have not yet completed.

Preparation for the GED test is offered locally by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC). The GED allows those who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn their high school credential.

The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with the new 2014 GED test on January 2, 2014. Those who have taken the 2002 Series GED test, but not passed all five parts, have until the end of 2013 to pass or they will need to start over again in 2014 with the new GED test in order to receive their high school credential.

"Next January might seem like a long way away but for someone who still has three or four of the parts to complete, that can be here before they know it," said Peg Garrison, EICC Dean for Adult Education. "That's especially true when you factor in that most of our GED students are adults with both family and work commitments that take up much of their time. That's why we're getting the word out now, so GED test-takers can finish and pass before the current test expires."

EICC provides free help for students preparing for the GED tests. There is a fee for the actual testing.

Classes are available at the Scott Community College West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St., Davenport. Classes are available in both English and Spanish. The center also provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

"The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential," said Garrison. "Support is available. We can help adult learners get prepared to take the parts of the GED test they still need to pass."

In related note, Garrison wants people to know that the GED will be changing from a paper test to a computer-based test this spring. This change will make it much more flexible for test-takers to schedule testing, however they will need to be comfortable in basic computer use in order to complete the test.

For more information about GED classes stop by the West Davenport Center or call 563-326-5319.

















 



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