The GED test was originally developed in 1942. The primary reason for developing the test was for the Military. American men were being sent overseas to fight in World War II before they could complete their high school education. So the GED was a fast pace way to give people a certicate of competition. But not a high school diploma. something that met the requirements for an education. The second reason was for was a number of people were leaving school early to join the industrial work force.
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