High School Equivalency Exams
Education news, analysis, and opinion about tests, including the GED, that grant students a high school equivalency certificate or diploma without having graduated high school
Assessment GED Passing Rates Rise, But Fewer Students Take Exam After Redesign
Passing rates on the GED have bounced back to normal levels, four years after a major redesign of the equivalency exam caused a sharp drop.
College & Workforce Readiness States Explore New Routes to High School Completion Without Equivalency Exams
Illinois is making plans that would allow adults to earn high school equivalency without passing tests like the GED.
School & District Management Kentucky School Board Chairman Accused of Cheating On GED Exam
Police allege that an adult education teacher took the GED exam for Knox County School Board Chairman Dexter Smith, who was taking the exam to settle questions about his education qualifications.
College & Workforce Readiness School Board Chief in Hot Water Over Alleged GED Cheating
A Kentucky school board chief allegedly had someone else take the GED for him, in an ill-fated attempt to settle questions about his high school diploma.
Reading & Literacy GED Lowers Passing Score, Tens of Thousands More Could Get HS Credentials
The change was prompted by data showing that students who passed the revised GED are doing better in college than recent high school graduates.
College & Workforce Readiness GED Lowers Passing Score, Tens of Thousands More Could Receive HS Credentials
The move comes in the wake of data showing that GED-passers were doing better in college than students with high school diplomas.
College & Workforce Readiness New High School Equivalency Tests Make More Inroads
HiSET, one of the new alternatives to the GED, has practically pushed the GED off the landscape in Wyoming. GED test-taking has declined in other states that offer equivalency-test alternatives, too.
College & Workforce Readiness More States Consider Awarding Diplomas for GED Passage
The District of Columbia becomes the first to analyze the GED's rigor, and decide, based on that analysis, that students who pass it should get a high school diploma.
College & Workforce Readiness Scores, Test-Takers Down for New GED Exam
The GED Testing Service, which offers the General Educational Development test in 40 states, reports about a 60 percent passing rate for students taking all four sections of its new computer-based test, down from about 65 percent in a typical year.