09-10-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #17


Title
Adult & Community Education GED Testing Fees

Discussion

In 2014 GED testing will convert to a computer based testing (CBT) system.  With this change, the national and state GED Testing Services will increase testing fees to $130.  Students currently pay $70 to take the paper/pencil test.  This fall, the current test will be offered in both paper/pencil ($70) and CBT ($130) formats to help our local students transition to the new test.  Examinees will have several opportunities to complete the current paper/pencil test in the fall prior to implementing the more expensive computer based testing (CBT) in January.  Offering the current test in CBT format this fall will also allow our local GED testing office the opportunity to ensure our system is functional and running properly when we transition exclusively to the CBT testing format in 2014.

New costs - January 2014
$130 for the full test and $32.50 for each of the 4 subtests.



Recommendation
Approve the proposed GED Testing Fee for Computer Based Testing  of $130.00.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 8/27/2013
Consent after Information9/10/2013

Authority for Action
FS General powers and duties of the School Board.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Jeffery Arnott, Director of Adult Education 633-3660 X199