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Hermiston High School to Soon Offer GED Testing

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HERMISTON, OR - Hermiston High School will soon be an official GED testing site for the region.

Starting March 12th, recipients can take the test Wednesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. As of January 1st, the GED test has been entirely revamped and is now available on a computerized testing format, offering tests in both English and Spanish.

"Being able to offer this test locally better meets the needs of our students, Hermiston community, and neighboring schools and communities who wish to take the GED test," noted Wade Smith, Hermiston School District deputy superintendent. "It is always our goal for all Hermiston students to earn a standard diploma. However, in some cases, a GED may serve as the best option, due to age and outside factors for some students and their families."

According to GED Testing Services, the revised, and more rigorous GED® program, helps ensure that GED recipients have the skills and knowledge necessary to take the next critical steps in their life. The new test takes about seven hours to complete and covers four subjects, measuring skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts.

Anyone interested in registering can do so here.