The New GED: What Reporters Need to Know

The New GED: What Reporters Need to Know

For millions of adults who never completed high school, the GED has been the gateway to careers and college degrees. In January, the process adults undergo to earn a GED will change radically. Paper-and-pencil tests are being swapped for computerized exams, the questions will become more challenging, and the price to take the exams will rise. What will these changes mean for adults seeking a second chance at a high school diploma?


  • Nicole Chestang, Executive Vice President, GED Testing Services

  • Amy Riker, National Executive Director, High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET) Program

  • Mike Johnson, National Adult Education Manager, Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

  • Tim Kautz, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Chicago Department of Economics

  • Kavitha Cardoza, Special Correspondent, WAMU (moderator)