Missouri uses new high school equivalency exam

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri has dropped the GED and made the switch to a new high school equivalency exam.

The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/19WbudH) reports that beginning this month, Missouri began using HiSet, which Educational Testing Service is offering. The switch came with the introduction of a more costly computer-based version of the GED.

Even though the state went with the lowest bidder, the new exam will be more costly for some test takers.

Previously it cost $40 to take the GED once, with each retake costing another $40.

Missouri adult education official Tom Robbins says the most affordable way to take the HiSET is to pay $95 for the five-test battery. Participants get two free retests within a 12-month period. Out of that amount, $10 goes to the state to administer the program.


Information from: Columbia Missourian, http://www.columbiamissourian.com

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