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Tennessee Electronic Library Can Help People Prepare for High School Equivalency Test
(Published: November 20, 2013)

People need to move fast if they want to take the GED high school equivalency test before the format changes at the beginning of next year. And the Tennessee Electronic Library, known as TEL, can help them prepare.

People who have already taken some sections of the test this year but haven't completed the entire test will have their work erased after the Jan. 1 transition to the new format.

TEL has free resources to help Tennesseans do some last-minute cramming. TEL, which is part of the Tennessee State Library and Archives, is a collection of online databases that provide access to hundreds of thousands of newspapers, magazines, other periodicals and reference materials. That information is accessible around the clock to anyone with an Internet connection in Tennessee.

TEL's Test Prep section includes practice tests, self-paced courses and study guides for the GED exam. To get started, people can go here to set up free accounts. Then they can click on the GED Preparation button on the page’s left side to get access to the information they need. Resources are also available in Spanish.

"TEL is a terrific educational tool for people who are preparing for tests, including the GED," Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. "I hope that many Tennesseans will take advantage of the services provided by TEL, including those who are preparing to take the GED before the end of the year."

For more information about GED testing, contact the Department of Labor's Adult Education Division at 1-800-531-1515.