- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill that could give the state more flexibility when it comes to picking a company for high school equivalency testing.

Snyder signed legislation Tuesday that would remove references to “GED” in state law. GED stands for General Education Development. It is only one of the tests that measure high school equivalency.

Michigan Talent Investment Agency spokesman Ken Silfven says the legislation could help the state determine whether GED is “meeting the state’s needs.”

The approval follows a retroactively applied new GED test scoring system in Michigan after many students failed to pass when it was changed in 2014.

The GED reference will change to “high school equivalency test and certification.”

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