What Is GED?:
What Is Involved?:
The time involved depends on lots of factors, some of which are:
- Your last completed year of school
- How long it has been since you left school
- Your life experience since leaving school
- Your available study time
- Possible learning disabilities
Passing the GED test and being awarded a GED certificate is just as much a reason to celebrate as high school graduation, and it opens as many doors.
What Is the GED Test Like?:
- Language Arts: Writing
- Language Arts: Reading
- Social Studies
- Physical Science
- Life Science
- Earth and Space Science
How Well Do You Need to Score?:
The average high school graduate scores 500 on each test, or a total of 2,500 points.
The GED test is scored based on this average. You must pass each test with a minimum score of 450.
How Do You Prepare?:
There are lots of resources available to help you prepare and practice for your GED test. Learning centers around the country offer classes and practice testing. Online companies also offer help, although it is important to remember that you cannot take your GED tests online. In 2009, 11 states are testing the possibility of an online GED test.
You'll find lots of books to help you study for your GED test at your local library and/or bookseller. Talk to your librarian or ask for assistance at the book counter.
Where Do You Take Your Tests?:
If you don't have access to the Internet, the phone book always works. Look under Educational Centers, Services, or Consultants.
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