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Upcoming changes to GED worries some

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Big changes coming to the GED test have states like Missouri shopping around.

The most dramatic change is the price.  For Joplin students it's jumping from $40 to $140.

Dozens of people of all ages work on getting their GED.  Named after the original test, the General Educational Development exam, the high school equivalency test has been in place for decades and is being updated.

Beginning in January 2014 the GED version of the test will only be available for taking on computer, so students will need typing skills.  Joplin Adult Education and Literacy Director Linda Dishman says that and the fact students will be able to take it in sections one subject at a time are positive changes, but she says price could be a deterrent to taking it at all.

"We were very concerned because we don't want our students to have that huge financial barrier to their success," says Dishman.  "Many of them don't have much money, that's why they're here.  They're here to get their GED so they can get a good job."

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