††††† 13 KAR 3:050. GED eligibility requirements.


††††† RELATES TO: KRS 158.135(1)(a), 158.6455, 164.0064(1)(a)

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 164.0064(1)(a), 164.0234

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 164.0234(1) requires the Kentucky Adult Education Program to promulgate necessary administrative regulations and administer a statewide adult education and literacy system throughout the state. KRS 164.0064(1)(a) requires that a high school equivalency diploma be issued upon passage of the test given by the Kentucky Adult Education Program's approved testing centers in conformance with requirements of the GED Testing Service. This administrative regulation establishes the eligibility requirements for taking the GED test.


††††† Section 1. Eligibility Requirements. The GED test shall be administered to an applicant with a Kentucky address who:

††††† (1) Has reached his or her nineteenth (19th) birthday; or

††††† (2)(a) Has reached the legal age of withdrawal in the local school district where he or she resides; and

††††† (b)1. Has officially withdrawn from public or private school for at least ninety (90) days as certified by the local school district;

††††† 2. Is committed or placed in an adult correctional facility;

††††† 3. Is enrolled in the Jobs Corps Program of Instruction;

††††† 4.a. Is considered a state agency child, as defined by KRS 158.135(1)(a); and

††††† b. Is approved for the GED test by the local school superintendent upon recommendation from the applicantís service region administrator or designee;

††††† 5.a. Is detained in a juvenile detention center or juvenile holding facility; and

††††† b. Is approved for the GED test by the local school superintendent; or

††††† 6.a. Is enrolled in a Kentucky Department of Education approved Secondary GED Program under 704 KAR 7:150; and

††††† b. Is approved for the GED test by the local school superintendent.


††††† Section 2. Superintendent Waiver. The local school superintendent or designee in the district where the applicant currently resides may waive the ninety (90) day school withdrawal provision of Section 1(2)(b)1. of this administrative regulation if necessary due to a deadline for postsecondary enrollment, condition of employment, medical reason, family crisis, or other extenuating circumstances.


††††† Section 3. Test Readiness. An applicant shall successfully complete and pass an official readiness test with the same passing scores required to pass the GEDģ test prior to taking the GEDģ test. (28 Ky.R. 1276; Am. 1637; eff. 1-14-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1897; 32 Ky.R. 103; 263; eff. 8-25-05; Recodified from 785 KAR 1:130; eff. 9-13-2013; 40 Ky.R. 880; 1393; eff. 1-28-2014.)