GED Testing Service Moves to Assist Katrina Evacuees, Restore Services
The American Council on
Education’s General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service
announced a range of temporary policies regarding candidates and
testing centers in the gulf states of Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
In a message to state
administrators, the GED Testing Service urged greater flexibility in
dealing with issues such as identification and residency requirements.
The GED Testing Service also pledged to expedite requests for
establishing new testing centers and replacing test batteries and to
provide financial assistance to jurisdictions that experience a
significant increase in testing volume due to an influx of hurricane
evacuees. The new rules are in effect through Dec. 31, 2005.
ravaged the Gulf Coast and inflicted a significant toll on the
residents, institutions and services available in the region,” said
Benjamin F. Quillian, senior vice president of the American Council on
Education. “By adding more flexibility to our policies and procedures,
and working to expedite requests for new testing centers and
replacement materials we hope to help the states in the gulf region
restore GED testing for interested candidates.”
Among the specific steps taken by the GED Testing Service:
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