GED tests available at Brockman Center in December

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 LaRue County students who are working on their GEDs can take the test in Hodgenville Dec. 19 and 20.

Campbellsville University will offer the high school equivalency exams at the Brockman Center on Old E’town Road, according to Director of LaRue County Adult Education Sarah Hornback.

Hornback announced the news to several adult education students last week.

“Students were so appreciative of the opportunity to test locally,” she said. “It really gives them a concrete goal to work toward and could be an excellent Christmas gift to themselves. Carol Sullivan, Director of Campbellsville University Technology Training Center, has been working for several months to make this test a reality. If it is successful, we may be able to offer other GED test opportunities here in our community.” 

The GED is a series of five tests that can offer students an opportunity to obtain a high school equivalency certificate. Ordinarily, students would have to drive to Campbellsville University or Elizabethtown Community and Technical College to take the tests.

Kentucky requires all GED testers to pass an Official Practice Test at a local adult education center and preregister for the test session so Hornback cautions interested students that they must call LaRue County Adult and Family Education as soon as possible if they want to take advantage of this testing opportunity.  Hornback encourages anyone interested in seeing if they are ready to contact her.

“The current test fee is $60 but will be doubling in 2014 so passing the test now saves money in test fees and makes money as more job opportunities are available for individuals with a high school credential.”  According to the Alliance for Excellence Education, the average annual income for a high school dropout in 2009 was $19,540, compared to $27,380 for a high school graduate, a difference of $7,840....

“The impact on the country's economy is ...staggering .... For instance, if the students who dropped out of the Class of 2011 had graduated, the nation’s economy would likely benefit from nearly $154 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes,” according to the Alliance.

LaRue County Adult Education is located at the Board of Education at 208 College Street and the phone number is 358-8334.