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Department will hold public hearing on proposed rule related to age waivers for GED tests

Monday, April 5, 2021


DPI Media Line, (608) 266-3559
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed permanent rule related to age waivers for general educational development tests.
The proposed rule seeks to amend Wis. Admin. Code sec PI 5 to clarify the means in which certain students who are at least 17 years of age and are seeking a certificate of educational development may completed the general educational development (GED) test. The proposed rule would repeal the current rule requirement, which provides that eligible students who are at least 17 years of age must wait to take the final GED test until the end of the semester in which the student turns 18, thereby allowing students to take the test when they are ready to do so.
The DPI will hold the public hearing by teleconference only. Additional information on attending is provided below. Written comments received no later than the date of the hearing will be given the same consideration as testimony presented at the hearing.
A copy of the proposed rule is available on the department's Administrative Rules webpage or the Wisconsin Legislature Rules site. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of testimony online by April 12 via the legislature’s webpage for submitting public comment. Questions or additional testimony may be sent by email to the department’s administrative rules coordinator.
WHAT: Administrative rules hearing
WHEN: 1 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021
WHERE: Conference call only; Phone number: 608-620-9781; Conference ID: 745 628 750#

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