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01/03/14

A New Test to Replace the GED in Mass

Patriot Ledger (01/03/14) Metzger, Andy

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said the state will replace the high school equivalency test, known as the General Educational Development exam, with the HiSET exam, to be administered by Educational Testing Service. "ETS is an experienced testing company that will deliver a high-quality exam," he said. The HiSET exam will be available in late January or early February, and information about the new fee structure will be released in the coming weeks. HiSET-which will be open to people over age 18 and 16- to 17-year-olds who are no longer enrolled in school-will be available in both paper and computerized form, and ETS will phase in more "rigorous" national career and college readiness standards.
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