The state Board of Education on Wednesday decided to move away from the traditional GED Testing Service.
The new test is offered by Educational Testing Services. It 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.
The nonprofit General Educational Development testing program, known officially as GED Testing Services, was acquired by Pearson Vue Testing, a for-profit company, in 2011. It has been used by nearly all states since the 1950s, but after changes to the test were announced last year, state officials began looking for other high school equivalency testing programs.