COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - For many years, the Coldwater School District has assisted individuals in completing the General Educational Developmental or GED test through Coldwater Adult Education classes held in the evenings at Coldwater High School. Due to the call for tougher standards for obtaining the high school diploma or its alternate, the GED certificate, a new and more challenging GED test is coming in January 2014. The familiar paper-and-pencil test will be replaced by a test that is taken on a computer. This new test fully replaces the old test meaning that anyone who has begun the old exam but has not yet completed it will have to start the test all over again. All sub-tests which may have been passed will be nullified and the student must retake them on the computer meeting the new more rigorous standards.
In the fall, a variety of class times will be available to assist in preparing to take the test. An Adult Education Collaborative Task Force has recently formed in the effort to pull together all organizations in the community who offer adult education services.
Dixie Koenemann, Executive Director of Special Programs for Coldwater Schools says they are looking to collaborate and make the process as seamless as possible for those wanting to further their education. She says there are so many organizations that help individuals with their GED and pooling their resources will help more people to meet their educational goals.