GED Test-Retake Policy Eased As Deadline For Passing Current Version Nears

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tennesseans aspiring to pass the current version of the GED test before the end of 2013 can take advantage of an expanded test-retake policy just announced by the GED Testing Service, according to Labor & Workforce Development Administrator Marva Doremus. The change enables more people to retake the test before the present GED test version expires Dec. 31.

“The GED test is given in three forms. People who have taken all three versions of the GED test this year are allowed to retake the test or certain parts as long as it has been 60 days since the test-taker took that particular form of the test,” said Administrator Doremus. Previously, test takers were limited to take the GED test three times per year.

The change in the retake policy is especially aimed at assisting those who have started the GED test but have not finished and passed every section. All scores will expire at the end of this year, and test-takers will have to start over with the new revised GED test or the alternative high school equivalency test called HiSET that will also be offered in Tennessee.

For details on taking the GED test or retaking certain parts before the close of 2013, contact the Adult Education Division of the Department of Labor & Workforce Development at 800 531-1515 or visit the department’s website at  

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