California Proposed GED Alternative in “Early Stage”

A somewhat buried lede in this San Jose Mercury News story on the GED, from July 7th:

The California Department of Education is seeking approval from the state Board of Education to adopt an alternative high school equivalency test that could be taken either using pencil and paper or on a computer, said Denise Moore, education program consultant. However, the idea is still in its early stages and the alternative test might not be available until later next year, she said.