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Barton prepares for GED testing changes

BCC first in Kansas to offer computer-based test in correctional facilities

Barton Community College is preparing for nationwide changes to General Educational Development exams and how they are administered, said Chris Lemon, coordinator of Adult Education at BCC.

New regulations require that tests be administered on computers starting in 2014. BCC plans to implement computer-based testing at all of its GED-testing sites by October, and on Aug. 23 tested the system at Ellsworth Correctional Facility. This made Barton the first school in Kansas to implement the computer-based GED testing in a prison.

A similar test will be done this week at the Larned Correctional and Mental Health Facility, Lemon said. After ...

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