Inside the New GED Test

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  • Are All States on Board for the New GED?
  • Preparation Upgrade
  • How Many People Take the GED?
  • How Many Americans Lack High School Education?
  • College Preparation Is Mandatory
  • Will a Harder GED Be Harder to Pass?
  • Where Can I Learn More About the New GED?
  • New Test Readies for Today's Adult Education
  • What is the GED?
  • Out With the Old, In With the New
  • New Test Comes at a Higher Price

How Many People Take the GED?

More than 700,000 people took the GED test in 2012. Of the people who reported their ethnicities in 2012, 16.7 percent were Latino, 22.7 percent were African-Americans and 52.1 percent were whites. The average test taker is about 26 and many people seeking a high school equivalency diploma live below the poverty line.

(Photo: Brett Le Blanc / The Gainesville Sun/Landov)

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