Ingalls woman becomes one of first statewide computerized GED test takers

AnnaWiebe GED Picture

 

By: Dylan Hunter

Ingalls, KS (www.westernkansasnews.com) Anna Wiebe of Ingalls is the first person in the western third of Kansas — and the eighth in the entire state — to begin the five-exam GED testing process via computer, rather than on pencil and paper.

GED testing for people across Kansas is moving online under a new initiative of the Regents, and GCCC began serving this week as one of the state’s first three computerized, online testing sites.

GED stands for “General Educational Development” and all GED testing in Kansas takes place under authorization of the Regents. Successful completion of the five standard tests provides a credential equivalent to a Kansas high school diploma.

“In striving to provide more adult learners throughout the state with a high school credential and basic technology skills, the Kansas Board of Regents is partnering with GED Testing Service to offer the GED test on computer,” said Vanessa Lamoreaux, Regents associate director of communications.

Testing hours at the center run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, as well as 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. The center may be reached at 620-276-9638, but Southwest Kansans interested in GED testing and classes should first contact the GCCC Adult Learning Center at 620-276-7600.


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