ged http://kbia.org en Missouri to use new high school equivalency test beginning 2014 http://kbia.org/post/missouri-use-new-high-school-equivalency-test-beginning-2014 <p>Missourians wanting to earn their high school equivalency certificate will need to pass a new test beginning January first. The new exam, called HiSET, will replace the current GED test. Sarah Potter is a spokesperson with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She said the state’s current contract for GED testing was due to expire at the end of this year.</p><p>Potter says the state evaluated several competing bids based on the quality of testing, price, and whether the testing was computer based. HiSET will cost a maximum of $95 to take.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:02:41 +0000 John Farmer de la Torre 35346 at http://kbia.org Some state dropping GED as test price spikes http://kbia.org/post/some-state-dropping-ged-test-price-spikes <p>Several dozen states are looking for an alternative to the GED test because of concerns that a new version is more costly and will no longer be offered in a pencil and paper format.</p><p>Forty states have participated in a group that's considering options for the high school equivalency test. New York, Montana and New Hampshire announced last month they are switching to test providers that offer a cheaper alternative to the GED. Missouri also has requested bids.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:32:31 +0000 Associated Press 32049 at http://kbia.org Some state dropping GED as test price spikes New version of GED to launch in 2014 http://kbia.org/post/new-version-ged-launch-2014 <p></p><p>This is the last year high school dropouts will be able to earn their Missouri High School Equivalency Certificate before a tougher, more expensive version of the GED is rolled out.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the current test will be replaced with a new, computer-based assessment in 2014.</p><p>The 2014 test is tied to Common Core Standards -- a set of uniform math and English benchmarks adopted by states. The standards are designed to ensure that students are prepared for college or the workforce.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:30:47 +0000 Associated Press 27653 at http://kbia.org New version of GED to launch in 2014 Exam: October 10, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/exam-october-10-2011 <p>The University of Missouri is studying how to make life easier for student parents. Plus, research shows a Prison GED program has multiple benefits.</p><p>Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.</p><p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:01:25 +0000 1690 at http://kbia.org Exam: October 10, 2011