Tri-C now offers GED tests by computer | News
CLEVELAND, OH - Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) now offers GED tests by computer. Tri-C was chosen as one of five colleges in the state to launch this new initiative, which will make all GED testing computerized in Ohio by 2014.
Ohio is the nation’s 26th state to implement the computer tests, which officials hope will make the process easier and more accessible for the nearly 1.4 million Ohio adults who don’t have a high school diploma or equivalency.
The computerized tests offer immediate results and allow for online registration, eliminating the need to go to an individual testing center. Last year, 20,275 people in Ohio took a GED test, and 14,959 passed.
“The primary benefit to a computerized test is that it allows a student to study and focus on one subject area at a time,” said Belinda Richardson, director of the ABLE & GED Programs at Tri-C. The students pay for each test individually, so they take only one exam at a time. Students no longer wait for test scores since they now receive results the same day.
The GED Testing Service first introduced computer testing in other states in January, and more than 10,000 computerized tests have been taken since. The computerized tests allow test-takers to move from one section to another without waiting for others in the group to finish, as required with paper testing. Registration is available at www.gedtestingservice.com
To learn more about the ABLE/GED program at Tri-C visit www.Tri-C.edu/GED or call 216-987-3201.