Ivy Tech To Offer GED Testing

In striving to provide more adult learners throughout the state with a high school credential, Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with GED Testing Service to offer the GED test on computer at 22 of its locations statewide. Registration and scheduling is currently available to candidates.

The GED credential will be awarded through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, with Ivy Tech delivering the test at its testing facility. Registering, scheduling and testing on computer will provide a new experience and new benefits for GED test-takers. These new features will improve the GED testing program which is a gateway for adults to find jobs or better paying jobs, enter the 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 Ivy Tech is our partner in this important endeavor.”

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: one-stop online registration and scheduling available 24/7; flexible testing appointments for test-takers; Instant test scores on four of five content areas; an introduction of basic keyboarding and computer skills; and enhanced test security.

“Ivy Tech is proud to help lead the way on GED testing on computer. Adding this new option for adult learners will provide immediate and long-term benefits,” said Brian Hamilton, Director of Workforce Certification at Ivy Tech. “Indiana residents now have greater access to the GED credential as they prepare for this important educational goal.”

Test-takers interested in taking the test on computer at Ivy Tech should go to www.GEDcomputer.com to see a list of test locations. The approved testing centers are located at these Ivy Tech campuses/sites: Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greencastle, Indianapolis (Lawrence), Kokomo, Lafayette, Lawrenceburg, Logansport, Madison, Marion, Muncie, Richmond, Sellersburg, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso, Warsaw.

Offering 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 scheduled 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 at the end of 2013.

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 online. “The GED test – whether on paper or computer – must be taken in-person at an official GED testing center,” said Trask.

“Potential test-takers should not respond to individuals or so-called ‘institutions’ offering an online GED test.”

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

Source: Ivy Tech Community College

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