SACRAMENTO -- The state Board of Education has approved three options for those seeking to earn high school equivalency certificates, which include both computer-based and paper and pencil tests.
The state will continue to allow local testing centers to administer the well-known General Educational Development, or GED tests, which converted to all new computer-based exams this year. In addition, testing centers can now administer the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, and the High School Equivalency Test, or HiSET. Both the TASC and HiSET exams can be taken using paper and pencil or computers.
The 2002 paper and pencil GED tests are being phased out and can only be taken by people who need special accommodations or who are incarcerated.