Free GED retesting extended till August

GED retesting
Posted at 5:15 PM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 14:14:03-04

Washington DC (WTXL)(AP)--The GED Testing Service announced today that they are extending the  popular free "Second Shot" for adult learners through August 31, 2013.

"We created the 'Second Shot' campaign earlier this year because we saw that adults were passing at higher rates and finishing faster on computer than on paper," said Nicole Chestang, executive vice president at GED Testing Service. "We are excited to extend this offer to help test-takers get one step closer to better-paying jobs and college training programs."

More than 2,000 vouchers have been given out to test takers since the start of the Second Shot campaign.This extention allows anyone who takes the computer based GED a free retake if they don't fail.  Adults who began their GED test on paper are eligible to receive a voucher if they live in a state where computer- and paper-based test scores can be combined.

"Extending the offer also allows adult learners in large states that have recently launched GED testing on computer, such asCaliforniaandTexas, more time to take advantage of this program," said Chestang.

GED testing on computer provides many new benefits to test-takers, such as 24/7 online registration and scheduling, instant unofficial score reports, and a more self-paced testing experience. To-date, GED Testing Service has delivered more than 100,000 computerized GED tests and adults are passing at higher rates, more likely to retake a failed test, and finishing faster on the new delivery platform.

Additionally, the "Second Shot" offer will help adult learners finish the 2002 Series GED test which is ending on December 31. GED test-takers who have started the 2002 Series GED Test, but not finished and passed every section, have until the end of 2013 to do so. Otherwise, their scores will expire, and they will have to start over again with the new 2014 GED test.

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