Missouri Uses New High School Equivalency Exam
COLUMBIA (AP) -- Missouri has dropped the GED and made the switch to a new high school equivalency exam.
The Columbia Missourian reports that beginning this month, Missouri began using HiSet, which Educational Testing Service is offering. The switch came with the introduction of a more costly computer-based version of the GED.
Even though the state went with the lowest bidder, the new exam will be more costly for some test takers.
Previously it cost $40 to take the GED once, with each retake costing another $40.
Missouri adult education official Tom Robbins says the most affordable way to take the HiSET is to pay $95 for the five-test battery. Participants get two free retests within a 12-month period. Out of that amount, $10 goes to the state to administer the program.