GED Test Changing–Cost More

State education officials are urging Tennesseans who have not earned their GED diploma to take the test soon.

That’s because effective Jan.1, 2014, the test will cost more, must be taken on a computer and will have major content changes.

According to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Labor Development, the 2014 test will be more rigorous in general and require higher level math proficiency.

The current test fee averages $65. In 2014, the fee will be a minimum of $120.

Last year, more than 12,000 Tennesseans earned GED diplomas. The state still has about 1 million adults without a high school diploma.