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GED test offered at Motlow

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm

The next two Motlow dates to take the General Educational Development (GED) test are June 13 and July 26. The five-part test will be given from 7:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. in room 1043 of the Crouch Center on the Moore County campus.

The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s Adult Education Division is preparing for major changes to the GED test to take effect in 2014.

“We encourage eligible Tennesseans who have not earned their GED to do so now. Beginning January 1, 2014, the GED test will cost more, must be taken on a computer, and will contain significant content changes,” said Commissioner Karla Davis.

The Division of Adult Education (AE) recently announced the GED test is undergoing its biggest overhaul since the credentialing test began in 1942.

The 2014 test will be more rigorous in general and requires higher level math proficiency. Presently the fee for taking the GED averages $50 to $65. When the GED test becomes computer-based in 2014, the fee will be a minimum of $120.

Test dates at Motlow are assigned according to availability and applicants must provide the following to be eligible for the test: a completed GED application; a check or money order for $50; a recent photo; and a notarized copy of the Official Practice Test and Eligibility for Enrollment Form if applicable. For complete information regarding the test, visit the Motlow website or contact the Testing Center by email at or by calling (931) 393-1762, (931) 393-1718, (931) 393-1763, or (800) 654-4877.

“We are prepared to help applicants begin the process to earn their GED in the Testing Center at Motlow,” according to Motlow Testing Coordinator Marie Mosley. “Citizens are also encouraged to contact the local Adult Education office in their county of residence for information regarding Official Practice Test dates and preparation for the new changes.”

Contact numbers for local AE offices are: Tullahoma (931) 454-2638, Bedford County (931) 684-8635, Lincoln County (931) 438-0555, and Winchester (931) 967-8961.•