Results are in for the first year of New York state’s new replacement for the GED. The goal of the new test is to lower costs and gradually phases in national Common Core standards.
New York replaced the GED because the test’s price tag was set to double this year. The new test gives students the same credentials – the equivalent of a high school diploma. Statewide pass rates are down by four percent after the switch, compared to 2012. The number of test-takers also fell by half.