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of difficulty. The test will become gradually more rigorous over the next three years, giving adult education facilities time to prepare.
"All the (test) readers thought that the ETS proposal would better meet the needs of our students," said Art Ellison, director of the state's Bureau of Adult Education.
The new GED tests would have been more expensive for students. They are expected to cost twice that of the paper based test, which costs $65.
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The ETS test was favored in part, Ellison said, because of its accommodations for students with disabilities, the kind of professional development the testing services would offer to test administrators, and the portability of the equivalency certificate provided to passing students.
Students seeking their high school equivalency after January will take a test offered by Educational Testing Services, after a decision by the state Board of Education on Wednesday to break away from the traditional GED Testing Service after decades. The new test will be available in both paper and computer formats for at least three years, and will be aligned to the state's new standards, called Common Core State Standards.
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"The math test, for example, will be considerably more difficult," Ellison said. "We have to make sure the math courses in the adult education system are rigorous enough so that people will be able to pass the new, more difficult math."
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Still, Ellison said the new test will require some changes to test preparatory classes, since the tests will be aligned to the more rigorous requirements of the Common Core, adopted by New Hampshire in 2010 to outline what skills students should have by the end of their K 12 careers.
Steven Reid, GED administrator at Nashua's Michael Kors Purses Navy Blue Adult Learning Center, said last month that the center is already trying to do more to prepare students for the Common Core based tests, introducing more technology and computer skills training.
school equivalency testing programs. The company announced last year that it would be bringing major changes to the high school equivalency testing in 2014, including a move to a completely computer based test.
In the meantime, Ellison said the state is working to ensure any students in the process of completing their GED testing do so before the end of the year. Any students who have not finished their GED testing by January will have to start the process over with the new test.
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