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6/20/2012 11:52:00 AM
Updated GED Option Program Website
The General Educational Development (GED) Option Program web page has been updated and provides a contact list of GED Option Program Sites, District/ESD GED Option Program Site Application and Questions and Answers. Also provided are links to information and resources to support finding GED Option Program Sites, relevant data, GED Testing Services and Testing Centers. To visit the GED Option Program website. Click here

The General Educational Development Testing Service (GEDTS) enables approved states to provide access to the GED Option Program for selected secondary students who are enrolled in school. This authorization is from the American Council on Education. Oregon school districts and education service districts (ESDs) with an approved GED Option Program Application are given the opportunity to retain district-enrolled 16 and 17-year-old students while they study for and take GED subtests. Because they remain in school, students continue toward achieving the academic credits and Essential Skills required for high school graduation and do not need an Exemption from Compulsory Attendance to access GED tests. Students attending a GED Option Program may receive high school credit for the work that demonstrates proficiency in academic standards and course expectations. The GED Option Program Sites and Contact List includes districts, schools and program names that maintain local GED Option Programs in support of students working toward high school graduation.

Students who have started working toward a GED, in print test format, will have until December 2013 to complete a GED Certificate. The new GED test on computer will be available at some testing centers beginning in 2012 and by 2014 all testing centers will provide GED testing on computer. GED Testing Service has expressed that the 2014 series GED Test on computer will be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. GED Testing Service has provided Assessment Guides, GED Test on computer tutorial and resources to support instructors and students in understanding the change. GED Testing Service has expressed that the test will result in the determination of student strengths and developmental needs and provide two levels of performance: 1. A high school equivalency certificate, and 2. College and career readiness content endorsements for those who score at higher levels on the exam. As GED testing centers convert to Computer Based Testing (CBT), GEDTS will handle the scheduling of tests, issue GED Transcripts and Certificates.

For information on how and where to test and how to get GED Transcripts, Certificates and test scores click here to visit the Department of Community College and Workforce Development (CCWD) General Educational Development (GED)
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Contact(s) for this Announcement
  • Donna Newbeck Email    (503) 947-5814
    Government & Legal Affairs - Office Specialist (Charter Schools)

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