Some organizations and community members are starting to recognize the financial burden GED students will face next year and have contacted DACC with offers to donate money that could be used for GED scholarships.
The test also will become more rigorous next year, which has prompted adult education instructors to change what they teach.
“All of our teachers have been going through content standards training,” Williams said. “Illinois law also requires that GED students are tested on the Illinois Constitution besides the U.S. Constitution. Not all of the states do that.”
Williams noted that the new GED test has at least one positive.
“It’s now an at-will test and you can take it whenever you want. Before, you had to wait to take the test because it was scheduled only once a month,” she said.
Williams said she believes DACC’s adult education department is prepared to help students obtain their GED next year.
“Like it or love it, it’s here, it’s reality and we have to do it,” she said.