On January 2, 2014, GED.com unveiled a new assessment in all jurisdictions (except Canada and International) that ensures the GED® testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but a springboard for more education, training, and better-paying jobs.

The new assessment continues to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success.

Four content areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies – measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness.

A GED® test graduate must remain competitive with students who complete their high school credentials in a traditional manner. Evidence suggests that test-takers who demonstrate fluency with the skills measured in the new assessment will be better prepared for what they plan to do with their lives. A GED® graduate no longer holds just a high school equivalency credential, but a roadmap for life’s success. It’s a stepping-stone toward a college classroom or a better career and a family sustaining wage.