DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

January 24, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEF


Derry News

---- — Current GED version test to expire

The Upper Room’s GED Option Program officials announced that the current version of the GED test will expire the end of 2013.

The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with a new version on Jan. 2, 2014.

Those who have taken the 2002 test, but did not pass all five parts, have until the end of this year to pass or they will need to start all over again with the new test.

“The GED test opens doors to college, better jobs, the respect adults deserve, and the satisfaction of earning a high school credential,” Upper Room GED instructor Elaina Wheaton said. “We want to be sure everyone is aware of this deadline. GED test-takers must act now to finish and pass before the current test expires.”

Upper Room executive director Kimberly Bavaro said the GED program offered benefits to learners up to age 21.

“We also work with older students to connect them with programs to help them flourish as well,” she said. “We want all students to succeed, and wish to equip them with the knowledge and tools in order to do so.”

The Upper Room offers pre-testing in order to determine if students would benefit from the GED preparation program. Pre-test dates are held twice a month. GED Testing Services’ Randy Trask said everyone should make sure they don’t miss out on the upcoming GED deadlines.

“To anyone who has already started the GED test, your future is calling,” he said. “You owe it to yourself. Don’t miss the chance to turn one small step into your next big opportunity in life.”

To learn more about the GED Option Program at the Upper Room, call 437-8477 or visit urteachers.org. GED information is also available at finishtheged.com.