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GED Testing Service at COD offers free second shot at test

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT

GLEN ELLYN — The GED Testing Service is offering one free retake to test-takers who take their GED electronically and fail their first test.

The Second Shot program will be available through May 31. Last fall, the College of DuPage Testing Center became the first site in the Chicago area to offer the new computerized GED test.

A first-year analysis completed by the GED Testing Service shows that adults who take the computerized GED test are passing at higher rates, finishing faster and retesting at significantly higher numbers.

“The Second Shot program is a great way to encourage people to take their GED tests by providing a safety net if they should fail their first test,” said Jarret Dyer, chief GED examiner and coordinator of Specialized Testing Services at COD.

The GED test on computer is the same test offered on paper and pencil. Whether a candidate takes the test on paper or computer, it must be taken in person at an official testing center. The new 2014 GED test will be offered only online.

For more information about the Second Shot program, visit www.GEDtestingservice.com/secondshot or call 630-942-2401.

The COD Testing Center recently received Test Center Certification from the National College Testing Association, making it one of only 25 test centers at two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.

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