GED test overhauled; some states opt for new exam

The rollout of the new test begins Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades the GED test has been the brand name for the high school equivalency exam. It's about to undergo some changes.

The exam for high school dropouts is getting its first face-lift in more than a decade to make it more rigorous and aligned to skills needed for college and today's workplace. The GED test also will only be offered on a computer, and it will cost more.

The rollout of the new test begins Thursday.

Officials in some states aren't happy with the changes and have decided to adopt one of two new tests on the market. At least nine states have severed ties with the GED test.

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