The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Progress 2013

March 2, 2013

Putting it to the test

Major changes coming to Carver Center’s GED program

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ENID, Okla. —

A real diploma

Students will no longer receive a GED certificate but a high school diploma.

The method of payment also will change, and checks or cash will no longer be accepted. Those wishing to take the test must purchase a voucher.

Some of those taking the test receive funds from the Department of Human Services, which asks to be billed. That can no longer be done, DHS must purchase vouchers to be used.

Nolen said he is concerned how to accommodate people with disabilities using the new system. The school district will receive a very small percentage of the $120 fee for the tests, he said.

Currently the student knows his score before leaving the testing center, but with the new system all scores will be graded by a scoring engine and double-checked by a person, he said.

Nolen said the Carver Center will notify testers of their scores at a later date.

Seeing success

Nolen said reports from the company say the success rates are very high. Nolen travelled to Ponca City to visit the testing center there, where the new tests already are being used.

Carver Center averages between 130 and 150 who annually who take the GED test. Nolen said it averages to about five people a week.

The Carver Center also administers a shorter version of the GED to students for $10 on Friday morning, by appointment. That helps the students understand how prepared they are for taking the test.

“We do as much as possible,” Nolen said.쇓

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