ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will implement a new high school equivalency test in January 2014.
The GED(r), the state's current test, will expire at the end of the year. Missouri's new high school equivalency test will be the HiSET, developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS).
In March 2011, the American Council on Education GED Testing Services (GEDTS) announced plans to create a for-profit organization to develop a new high school equivalency test to replace the GED test. That new test would be $120 without any state administrative fees.
The new HiSET test will cost $95, which includes a $60 registration fee and $7 for each of the five test sections.
Examinees are allowed to take the test two other times in a 12-month period if they do not pass the first time. Testing sites for the new exam are still being determined.
Missourians who still wish to take the GED test before it expires must apply by September 1, 2013. Those who have started the test but not passed all the sections, have until November 4, 2013 to apply for a retest.
For additional information, visit The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website. http://dese.mo.gov/