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GED students given a break

Test-takers can carry over scores from old exam

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GED test-takers have been given a two-year reprieve to finish the high school equivalency exam. The state Board of Regents has voted to let test-takers keep their passing scores on sections of the GED, even though that exam will be replaced next year by a new, harder test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. Those who take the exam often pass most of the five sections on their first try. They only have to retake ...

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December 29, 2013
10:22 a.m.

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"We're not interested in hurting anyone".....except society. It took me 4 years to finish high school. Others get a GED (good enough diploma) in a matter of months if you finally decide to do some work. And then,.....they get to compete for the same jobs, very many with preference. Now, the state wants to make it easier? Why don't all kids drop out, party their butts off, do drugs, get pregnant or just get lazy, then when they feel like it, get their GED? Granted there are exigent circumstances where there is no choice but to drop out and this comment is not aimed at those instances. Maybe if we make it more rewarding to finish school, kids will take it more seriously.