Parchment, an electronic transcription service, on Tuesday announced a partnership with the GED Testing Service under which students who pass the high school equivalency test will receive free electronic diplomas and transcripts. The GED, which is owned jointly by the American Council on Education and Pearson, is gearing up for a move to become fully electronic next year. The new partnership will allow GED-holders to share their electronic transcripts with potential employers and colleges.
- New GED angles to be substitute for popular college placement test
- GED numbers down amid time of transition for high school equivalency exams
- GED faces competition as states weigh two new entrants
- New assessments from testing firms have job-market potential
- Colleges move to digital transcripts managed by outside firms
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