Students & Programs Brace For GED Test Changes - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Students & Programs Brace For GED Test Changes

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Rollover Crash Near Sherrard High School

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:19:44 GMT
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
    Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident near Sherrard Jr./Senior High School. According to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office, a 16-year-old female driver, a 45-year-old female driver and a male juvenile passenger were taken for treatment of what are considered to be non life-threatening injuries.More >>
  • Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Meaning Of Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:23:59 GMT
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
    Nikki and Craig Leonard both lost their fathers to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Their family is grateful for the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They see it as a great way of raising awareness of a disease that is often overlooked.More >>
  • IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    IL DOT: "Very Concerned" About Centennial Bridge Schedule

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:08:30 GMT
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>
     The Illinois Department of Transportation has released an update on Centennial Bridge construction and some unexpected problems have arisen.More >>

 

     Changes are coming to the GED high school equivalency test that have students bracing for much higher costs and some states looking for alternatives. Starting in January 2014 the GED will no longer be offered in pencil and paper format. The new test is also going to be $120 dollars, which is more than double the cost of the current one.
Staff with Black Hawk College worry this will deter people from giving it a shot. While scholarship money is available to help some of the more than 500 people going through the school's GED program each year, those resources soon won't go as far.
      "Just as students are a little bit shocked with these changes, programs were also shocked with these changes," said Glenda Nicke, Dean of Adult and Continuing Education for Black Hawk College.
     "I think that will be hard for a lot of people, the expense and everything else. And that it's getting harder may scare people not to do it," said Tammy Marsden, going through the GED program right now.
     Some states subsidize some or all of the expense now, but the student's share is still expected to rise. The new version of the exam is to keep up with tougher state standards.

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.