The computerized exam, which replaced the old test in 2014, is aligned, so they say, with Common Core standards that are supposed to measure “career and college readiness.”
That’s a high bar for high school dropouts.
Now, the testing service says a score of 150 is higher than many high school graduates could earn. Earning 165 or higher certifies readiness for college-level work without remediation.
In addition to being harder, the new GED is more expensive. Test-takers have to pass all four sections at one time.