RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Nevada is partnering with GED Testing Service to offer adults in Nevada the opportunity to take the GED test on a computer.
Testing began yesterday and online registration and scheduling is now available to test-takers.
"Moving the GED test to computer helps adults demonstrate necessary basic technology skills and makes their testing process easier and more efficient. We are so pleased that Nevada is our partner in this important endeavor," said Randy Trask, president of GED Testing Service.
According to a release from GED Testing Service, several new services will streamline the testing process and benefit adult learners who often need to move very quickly into jobs or training programs. These benefits include online scheduling and registration that is available 24/7, more flexibility for test-takers so that they can chose when and where to take their test, instant unofficial score reports and enhanced test security.
"The State of Nevada is pleased to be at the forefront of computer-based GED testing. Easier access to the GED test can help open more doors to postsecondary education and training programs, and can boost the numbers of college degrees and technical certificates our state produces every year. Where better-educated adults and better-trained workers live, good jobs will follow," said Brad Deeds, State GED Administrator.
The computerized test will be initially offered at Career College of Northern Nevada in Sparks and New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Reno.
Computerized testing is expected to be available in all testing centers across the state in the coming months. Through May 31, 2013, any adult in Nevada who chooses to begin their GED on computer will receive one free retake if they fail.
The GED test on computer is the same test currently offered on paper and pencil, but the test is never offered online. States currently offering the GED test on computer are preparing for the new 2014 GED test which will only be available on computer.
For more information about taking the GED test on computer or learning more about it, go to www.GEDcomputer.com