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.