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Texas-GEDs Going Online

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    The organization that administers the exams for high school equivalency diplomas will begin offering the tests on computers.

    Officials at the American Council on Education say that sites in California, Florida, Georgia and Texas will be among the first to offer computerized General Educational Development testing starting in April.

    The rollout will include 11 states by year's end.

    GED tests are currently taken using pencil and paper.

    Officials also say the test will be revamped so it aligns with the Common Core standards, academic benchmarks adopted by 41 states. It is expected to be offered by 2014.

    Nearly 800,000 GED exams are taken each year. In 2009, more than 470,000 test-takers earned high school credentials.