WHAT’S NEW IN 2013–14?
Computer-based Testing (CBT)
- The GED Testing Service requires that all GED® testing centers convert to Pearson VUE testing centers in order to offer the GED Test in the computer-based format beginning January 2014, unless a waiver from this requirement is granted. The GEDTS will only consider waivers submitted for correctional facilities.
- The Current 2002 Series GED test is being offered in the computer-based format. Test takers can access an online registration and scheduling system. CBT is being delivered by 28 sites throughout California.
New GED Test
January 2, 2014
Delivered by computer in secure testing centers
- Aligned with common core state standards, career and college readiness standards most closely linked to career and postsecondary success.
- The GED test battery will be comprised of four content areas:
1. Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 150 minutes
2. Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes
3. Science: 90 minutes
4. Social Studies: 90 minutes
- In July 2013, the State Board of Education directed the California Department of Education to circulate the proposed changes for a 15-day public comment period in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. The regulations were deemed adopted by the SBE after the commend period closed on July 30 at 5:00 p.m.
- The Office of Administrative Law now has 30 working days to review our documents and will either provide us with an approval or disapproval by the end of September 2013.