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CNM Computer-Based GED Testing Center Now Open at Workforce Training Center

January 23, 2014 -- The CNM Workforce Training Center now offers the General Educational Development (GED) Test on computer, a brand new way for people to take the test and earn their GED credentials. Gone is the paper and pencil test that has been used since the 1940s.

“The GED test on computer is a better testing experience for test takers and test administrators alike,” said Chris Cavazos, CNM Director of Assessment Services.

For test takers, the new method means they can register on their home computer any day at any time. They get instant score reports and don’t have to wait a week to find out if they passed, like in the past. The test takers take the test at their own pace. If a test taker finishes before the allotted time has expired, there’s no more waiting for the entire room to finish

For test administrators, it means fast check-in of test takers and less paperwork,

Cavazos said the 2014 GED computer-based test is slightly different from the older version. It has four modules instead of five -- Reasoning through Language Arts; Mathematical Reasoning; Science; and Social Studies. The former reading and writing modules were combined in one module – Reasoning through Language Arts. The test consists of multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.

Not only is the test new, the scoring is also different. The new scoring system provides a profile of scores that includes a student’s strengths and areas of needed improvement for each of the four assessments.

Students must register and pay a registration fee of $120 online with a credit or debit card at https://ged.com. The registration fee has been set by Pearson VUE, the company that coordinates the GED tests nationwide. They can also select their testing center at the website.

The CNM GED Testing Center has 36 computers. The days and times the test will be administered can be found at the GED website.