(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tennesseans are being urged to take the General Educational Development (GED) test, if they require it, before Jan. 1, 2014 when the system will be overhauled.
The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development said the changes will be significant, and will result in a more rigorous test that requires a higher level of math proficiency. The test will also cost more and will force test takers to use a computer.
“An educated workforce is critical to our future as a state. The only way we can grow Tennessee’s economy is with the right workers. Last year, 56.6% of those issued a GED credential in Tennessee were between the ages of 17 and 25. These individuals have 50 years to be in the workforce. We need to move them forward into postsecondary or other job training programs,” said Marva Doremus, Labor and Workforce Development Administrator for Adult Education.
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