Oregon community groups are trying to persuade people to get their GED by the end of 2013 before the tests get harder and more complex.
The GED will change in January 2014. The new tests will be more difficult, in line with the Common Core Standards. People who haven’t completed the test by the end of December will have to start over.
Oregon’s Department of Education is trying to push 14,000 people through the five exams toward a certificate that can help them get better jobs or into college.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.