Swartz Creek Global Learning Hub
Roads to Results...
Your Education is a gift to yourself !
We will be running a GED program in the near future...
Mr. Richard Kerry Thompson
Dean of Online Learning
Swartz Creek Global Learning Hub
Frequently Asked Questions...
It’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions about earning a GED® diploma. If you don’t see the answers you need, feel free to call 1-877-38-YOURGED. We’re always ready to help, 24/7.
Q: What is the GED® test?
A: The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state, and you’ll receive a GED® transcript that you can use to apply to college, start a training program, or get a better job.
Q: What are the four content areas that are tested on the GED® test?
A: The four content areas are: Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.
Q: How long is the GED® test?
A: The GED® test takes about 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Q: What do I need to score in order to pass the test?
A: You must get at least a score of 150 on each test part to pass the GED® test and earn your high school diploma. You may also earn an Honors score if you receive a score of 170 or more on a test part.
- Below Passing: 100 — 149
- Passing Score: 150 — 169
- Honors Passing Score: 170 — 200
Q: Do I have to take the entire GED® test over if I do not get a passing test score?
A: You can take one test subject at a time, and only retake the subjects in which you didn't get at least a score of 150. GED Testing Service helps you pay for two retakes per subject, so retaking is easier than ever. If after three tries you still have not passed the test subject, you must wait 60 days to test again.
Your state may have other policies on studying before you retake the test, so it's important to check your state's policies on the GED.com website.
Q: Can I take the GED® tests online?
A: No. The GED® tests cannot be taken online and must be taken in person at an authorized testing center. If you take a test on the Internet that claims to be the GED® test, it is not a legitimate program.
Q: How much does the GED® test cost?
The cost of the GED® test varies from state to state. The price you will pay is set by your state. Check your state’s testing policies, by logging into the MyGED™ portal at www.GED.com or by visiting your state’s adult education website.
List of tests offered as well as the GED
The 2013 Annual Statistical Report on the GED®
The 2013 Annual Statistical Report on the GED® Test is now available. This report is the only source of worldwide data on the GED® testing program. Access it at www.gedtestingservice.com/historical-testing-data.
Some highlights from the 2013 report include:
- More than 848,000 adults worldwide took at least one of the five GED® test subjects
- Approximately 743,000 individuals completed their GED® test in 2013
- Nearly 560,000 (75.3%) test-takers met the passing standard on the test
This is the 56th statistical report in the program's 71-year history. During that time, more than 20 million adults have earned their jurisdiction's GED® test credential. In 2013, we closed out the 2002 Series GED® Test after 12 years. The closeout impacted 2013 results in several ways:
- 2013 had one of the highest completion rates ever. That’s because of the support and cooperation of adult educators like you who helped spread the word about the closeout and administered as many GED® tests as possible. It’s because of you that we were able to help so many adult learners finish the 2002 Series GED® Test and move on to a college, training, and a career.
- 2013 had a higher than usual pass rate. This is most likely because many test-takers returned to finish their GED® test before the closeout. Testing on computer may have also contributed to the higher pass rate, since test-takers can schedule the test they’re ready for, when they’re ready to take it.
- 2013 had higher testing volume than any year during the 2002 GED® Test Series. While there were fewer GED® test-takers in 2013 compared to 2001 (which was the closeout year for the 1988 GED® Test Series), both years saw approximately a 20% increase in testing over the previous years of each test series.
The 2013 Annual Statistical Report on the GED® Test contains useful data about our GED® test-takers. Our hope is that we all can use this data to help increase adult learner success and help them meet their career and college goals.
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