BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - The GED passing score has dropped from 150 to 145 this year and students at Bainbridge State College are already benefiting from the change.
"I was thrilled I was so happy," said Bainbridge student Shuddondra Wimberly.
According to the GED testing service, any student who took a GED test class since January 2014 and earned a 145 or higher will pass the test and won't have to re-take it.
Bainbridge State College student Shuddondra Wimberly says she scored a 145 on reading and language arts. She's happy she won't have to re-take the test.
"It wasn't a passing score at first but then I got a call saying that they changed the scores to 145 which was the actual limit to passing, so now that I made a 145 I actually passed.", said Wimberly.
Math teacher Kathryn Poitevint says one of her students was discouraged after taking the test multiple times.
"He didn't have a background in Algebra and Geometry that the rest of the students might have had on whether this was going to cause him to not be able to pass the test," said Bainbridge State College Math teacher Kathryn Poitevint." I assured him it wouldn't and sure enough when I told him that, they re-alined the score to 145 and he has two test scores that allowed him to pass."
Poitevint says she's happy her students now have a better chance at getting their GED.
"We were able to graduate all students who made a 145 or better on all 4 sections," added Poitevint.
For more information on the GED passing scores visit GED Testing Service.