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A GED.
An American GED Issued in the State of Iowa.
.General Educational Development (or GED) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills.^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) consist of five multiple-choice tests which measure achievement in subject areas generally associated with a high school program of study.
  • JCCC::GED at JCCC 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.jccc.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The GED Tests are a group of five tests that measure skills that correspond to those of recent high school graduates.
  • Virginia's Race to GED: Education for Success 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.vaged.vcu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.
  • ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.angelina.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The GED is sometimes referred to as a General Equivalency Diploma or General Education Diploma.^ Though there are many meanings for the acronym GED, the most common is General Equivalency Diploma.
  • Its About Ged Tests | GED Test, GED Tests, Ged Test News, Ged Test Reviews 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC itsaboutged.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GED - The General Educational Development Test .
  • GED - The General Educational Development Test 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.dtcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) consist of five multiple-choice tests which measure achievement in subject areas generally associated with a high school program of study.
  • JCCC::GED at JCCC 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.jccc.edu [Source type: Academic]

.To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide.^ For you to pass the GED test, you have to do better than 30% of the high school graduates in this country.
  • Ged Questions 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC aenet.esuhsd.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The High School Equivalency Certificate will be mailed to each eligible client that passes the GED Test.

^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some jurisdictions require that students pass additional tests such as an English proficiency exam or civics test.^ What are the requirements for taking and passing the GED test?

^ A student must pass each of the five tests.
  • GED Programs and Practice Test 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC gedprograms.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition, each candidate must complete a timed essay on an assigned topic in order to pass the writing portion of the GED test.
  • General Educational Development 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.usarak.army.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The American Council on Education is the sole developer for the GED test.^ The GED Test Battery is a national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education (ACE) .
  • NYSED::GED:About Us 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.emsc.nysed.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GED stands for the General Educational Development Test.
  • GED-i Testing Info - Overview 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC ged-i.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Read a warning from the American Council of Education about fake GED® Testing Services.
  • South Dakota Department of Labor 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC dol.sd.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The test is always taken in person and never available online.^ GED testing schedule is available online.
  • Pierce College - GED Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.pierce.ctc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The GED Tests cannot be taken online.
  • ACE | GED Testing Service - Official Web Site for GED Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.acenet.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ There is no online or computer-based GED testing available at the present time.

[1] Jurisdictions award a "Certificate of General Educational Development" or similarly titled credential to persons who meet the passing score requirements
.Only individuals who have not earned a high school diploma may take the GED tests.^ Individuals are encouraged to take the Constitution test prior to the GED test.
  • DuPage ROE - GED Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.dupage.k12.il.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GED Test Information The GED test provides individuals who did not complete high school the opportunity to receive their high school equivalency diploma.
  • EICCD - ged - GED/ESL Programs 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.eicc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The tests were originally created to help veterans after World War II return to civilian life.^ The GED tests were originally created to help veterans after World War II return to civilian life.
  • TestKing.com GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.testking.com [Source type: General]

^ The first GED Tests were developed in 1942 to help returning World War II veterans finish their studies and re-enter civilian life.
  • The Alabama College System 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.acs.cc.al.us [Source type: Academic]

^ The test was originally introduced to help World War II veterans.
  • GED Test Help | GED Test Questions and Answers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.undergradzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Common reasons for GED recipients not having received a high school diploma include immigration to the United States or Canada, homeschooling, leaving high school early due to a lack of interest, the inability to pass required courses, mandatory achievement tests, the need to work, personal problems, wanting to get into college early, etc.^ Tags: school , high , counselor , early , ged How to Get a High School GED Online .
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ The applicant must not be enrolled in school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the United States.
  • 19 TAC §89.C. General Educational Development 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC ritter.tea.state.tx.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.More than 15 million people have received a GED credential since the program began.^ More than 10 million persons have earned GED diplomas since 1971.
  • The GED Testing Program. ERIC Digest. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ericdigests.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than GED .
  • Academic Enrichment (GED) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.cscc.edu [Source type: Reference]

^ KET receives $1 million for GED program .
  • GED « Spotlight 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC blogs.ket.org [Source type: General]

.One in every seven Americans with high school credentials received the GED, as well as one in 20 college students.^ A study of the college achievement of the GED student in relation to seven variables .
  • Archived: Bibliography 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ GED scores are used as a basis for issuing high school credentials.

^ GED certificates or high school diplomas.
  • GED for ME! 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC gedforme.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • GED for ME! 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedforme.org [Source type: General]

Seventy percent of GED recipients complete at least the 10th grade before leaving school, and the same number are over the age of 19, with the average age being 24.
.In addition to English, the GED tests are available in Spanish, French, large print, audiocassette, and braille.^ By the early 1970s GED test versions in Spanish, Braille, large print, and cassette were developed.
  • General Educational Development (GED) Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.jobs.state.ak.us [Source type: Academic]

^ We offer the GED test in English and Spanish.
  • LaGuardia GED Test Center 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedalc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note: The GED tests are available in Braille, audiocassette, and large print.
  • General Educational Development (GED) | Adult Learning and Literacy | Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.edu.gov.mb.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Tests and test preparation are routinely offered in prisons and on military bases in addition to more traditional settings.^ The test results will determine whether a student is ready to sit for the NYS GED exam or if additional academic preparation is needed.

^ Additionally, private testing companies offer the GED course for those who live outside the United States, U.S. territories and Canada in certain circumstances.
  • GED | General Educational Development | Facts About The GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.gedoptions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Nevada Adult Education system provides numerous opportunities for adult students to study for the tests of GED. Many Nevada college and literacy agencies offer GED preparation classes.
  • Department of Education - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC nde.doe.nv.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Individuals living outside the United States, Canada, or U.S. territories may be eligible to take the GED Tests through private testing companies.^ Individuals are encouraged to take the Constitution test prior to the GED test.
  • DuPage ROE - GED Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.dupage.k12.il.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How old do I have to be to take the GED test?
  • GED [Olympic College] 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.olympic.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Can I take a free GED practice test?
  • GED fast, easy, and simple with The GED Academy Online education. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.passged.com [Source type: General]
  • Free GED information for test preparation. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.passged.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

History of the GED

.In November 1942, the United States Armed Forces Institute asked the American Council on Education (ACE) to develop a battery of tests to measure high school-level academic skills.^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.
  • GED Announcements 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC ritter.tea.state.tx.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Assessment Center - GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.accd.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.angelina.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests), developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education ( www.gedtest.org ) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.
  • General Education Development (GED) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sbctc.ctc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In November 1942, the United States Armed Forces Institute asked the American Council on Education (ACE) to develop a battery of tests to measure high school-level academic skills.

[2] .These Tests of General Educational Development gave military personnel and veterans who had entered World War II service before completing high school a way to demonstrate their knowledge.^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.

^ The General Educational Development (GED) is an international high school equivalency testing program for adults.
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Validity of General Educational Development Tests for college entrance."
  • Archived: Bibliography 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov [Source type: Academic]

.Passing these tests gave returning soldiers and sailors the academic credentials they needed to get civilian jobs and gain access to post-secondary education or training.^ Using the GED to gain access to post-secondary education  and training leads to better paying jobs.
  • NCSALL: Is the GED Valuable to Those Who Pass it? 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ncsall.net [Source type: Academic]

^ The test gave them the skills they needed for employment.
  • Forget About a Fake Diploma, Get a Real GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.counterfeitdegrees.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Passing the GED Tests can mean a better job, further training, or higher education.
  • Lifelong Learning 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.sde.state.ok.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.ACE revised the GED Tests for a third time in 1988.[2] The most noticeable change to the series was the addition of a writing sample, or essay.^ Tags: scholarships , education , ged , tests How to Write a GED Essay .
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ GED sample test from Agonist.org .
  • Sample GED Test Questions 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC sampleged.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: What times are the GED tests held?
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The new tests placed more emphasis on socially relevant topics and problem-solving skills.^ Language Arts- Writing • Language Arts- Reading • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies Check their website to read more about the test and related topics: http://www.doe.state.in.us/adulted/ .

^ The GED Tests measure communication, information-processing, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in five content areas: reading, writing (including an essay on an assigned topic), mathematics, science, and social studies.
  • Lifelong Learning 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.sde.state.ok.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The topics covered on the GED assessment are: Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Literature and Art.
  • assessment and certification 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.fccj.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the first time, surveys of test-takers found that more students (65%) reported taking the test with the intention of continuing their education beyond high school, rather than to get better employment (30%).^ For you to pass the GED test, you have to do better than 30% of the high school graduates in this country.
  • Ged Questions 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC aenet.esuhsd.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ May I take the test more than once?

.A fourth revision was made in 2002 to make the test comply with more recent standards for high-school education.^ In 2002, the fourth-generation GED test was introduced to bring the test more in line with tougher high school academic standards.
  • ECS Education Policy Issue Site: High School--GED (General Educational Development) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ecs.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Standard Scores above 500 are typical of recent high school graduates.
  • General Educational Development (GED) | Adult Learning and Literacy | Manitoba Advanced Education and Literacy 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.edu.gov.mb.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The overall impact of the revisions is to make the test more difficult.
  • General Educational Development Test - History, Changes at the Start of the Twenty-First Century, Test Description, Resources 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

[2]
.There was also a college-level GED test for those persons who had satisfied all the requirements for such testing.^ GED Testing Centers are required to verify the individuals who take the GED test.
  • GED Testing 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.hmwroe27.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a fee for GED testing.
  • General Education Diploma (GED) (Transitional Education) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.socc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What are the requirements for taking and passing the GED test?

.One agency that the test was offered through was the DANTES testing program.^ Volunteers who wish to conduct one-on-one, small group or classroom tutoring also receive training through the SOAR program.
  • GED and High School Completion 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.jjc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many people would benefit from a GED by mail program or an online GED program, so we offer a practical GED option and one of the best solutions to earn a high school diploma online.
  • Online High School Diploma, Online GED, Online Testing, GED Test, Correspondence Courses 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.johnadams-edu.us [Source type: General]

^ While the actual GED test cannot be taken online, we do offer an online GED alternative testing program that allows adult students the chance to earn their high school diploma online.
  • Online High School Diploma, Online GED, Online Testing, GED Test, Correspondence Courses 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.johnadams-edu.us [Source type: General]

.The college-level GED was discontinued.^ At one time, there was a college level GED test program but has since been discontinued.
  • GED Online: Free GED Test | Online GED | High School Diploma Program 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Download a printable transcript request form for USAFI GED or College level transcripts or USAFI courses taken before 1 July 1974.
  • DANTES EXAMINATIONS PROGRAMS 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.dantes.doded.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The general education diploma (GED)as it is sometimes known equivelant to a high school level education in the eyes of colleges, universities and employers.

Eligibility

The American and Canadian Councils on Education sets the following eligibility requirements for GED testing:
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  • Residency: Each state, province, territory, or other jurisdiction administers the GED tests to any qualified adult who meets that jurisdiction's criteria for residency.
  • Educational limitations: Only a person who neither holds a traditional high-school diploma nor has already earned a GED is eligible to take the GED tests.^ Do you have to be an Arkansas resident to take the GED? .
    • NPCC - Faqs About Ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.npcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Individuals who successfully complete the test battery will receive an official GED transcript and may qualify for a State of Hawaii High School Diploma.
    • Diploma, Test Method (GED) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC doe.k12.hi.us [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
    • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A person who has been awarded a high-school equivalency diploma or earned scores sufficient to qualify for a high-school equivalency diploma is eligible to re-test under certain conditions.
  • Enrollment limitation: The GED tests are not given to someone who is enrolled in an accredited high school, including any of those accredited by regional accrediting bodies and those approved by the jurisdiction's department/ministry of education.
  • Age limitation: Test takers must be at least 16 years of age.^ GED Test Information The GED test provides individuals who did not complete high school the opportunity to receive their high school equivalency diploma.
    • EICCD - ged - GED/ESL Programs 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.eicc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The applicant must not be enrolled in school and must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the United States.
    • 19 TAC §89.C. General Educational Development 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC ritter.tea.state.tx.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Q: Can I be registered in high school and still take the GED test?
    • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There may be additional requirements for minors depending upon the particular state or province.^ Individual states, provinces, and territories may set a passing standard higher, but not lower, than the passing score established by the GED Testing Service.

    ^ Requests sent to the GEDTS may require an additional thirty days or more to process.
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    ^ The requirements may vary slightly from one state to another, but the basic minimum score and average score for all the five tests are almost the same.

    Many states require test takers to be at least 18 years of age in order to receive the GED.

How the test works

The five tests that comprise the GED test battery are "Language Arts: Writing", "Social Studies," "Science," "Language Arts: Reading," and "Mathematics."
.To ensure fairness, all GED Testing Centers must adhere to the uniform testing standards specified by the American Council on Education, including adherence to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.^ The actual test must be taken at a testing center.
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^ The GED Test is a national examination developed by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education.
  • Neosho County Community College - Outreach & Workforce Development 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.neosho.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The American Council on Education® owns the GED Tests, the questions, and answers.
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.Local policies determine whether students must take all five tests in one day.^ What must I do to take the test?
  • Diploma, Test Method (GED) 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC doe.k12.hi.us [Source type: Reference]

^ Test Application Students must complete an application to take the GED Tests.
  • GED classes Fall 2006 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.oakton.edu [Source type: General]

^ A student may not take an individual test and receive credit; all five tests must be taken.
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.Some locations divide the tests among two or more days, and testing days are not always consecutive.^ This test is divided into two parts.
  • TCSG | GED FAQs 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.tcsg.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some locations do provide the test in 2 days.

^ The Mathematics Test is divided into two equally weighted parts, each containing 25 questions.
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Language Arts: Writing

Part I

.The "Language Arts: Writing" test portion is divided into two parts, of which the first covers sentence structure, organization, usage, and mechanics.^ Language Arts, Writing: Which of the following is the best way to write the underlined portion of this sentence?
  • GED — Sample Questions -- Peterson's GED Test Prep Center 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.petersons.com [Source type: General]

^ Language Arts, Writing - Part I (75 minutes) .
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^ Language Arts, Writing 120 minutes allowed on test 2.
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.Test-takers read text from business, informational, and instructional publications and then correct, revise, or improve the text according to Edited American English standards (or equivalent standards in Spanish and French versions).^ A French version of the GED tests is available.
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The tests are offered in English, Spanish, and French.

^ English version (PDF) Spanish version (PDF) Testing Location : .
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Test-takers have 75 minutes to complete the 50 items in Part I.

Part II

.This part of the "Language Arts: Writing" test requires the student to write an essay on an assigned topic in 45 minutes.^ Part II of the Writing Skills Tests does require you to write an essay.
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^ Language Arts, Writing - Part I (75 minutes) .
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^ Part Two of the Language Arts, Writing requires a written essay on an assigned topic that assures all components of written communication have been mastered.
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.Persons who finish Part I early may apply the remaining time to their essays.^ Step 1 Save ten minutes of your allotted time to edit your GED essay once you've finished writing.
  • How to Write a GED Essay | eHow.com 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Getting outside help is particularly helpful to those who have been away from the secondary school system for a long time and for those who may never have attended high school.
  • GED Test Help | GED Test Questions and Answers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.undergradzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Individuals who are 18 years old or older may test at any time.
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.A passing essay must have well focused main points, clear organization, and specific development of ideas, and demonstrate the writer's control of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling.^ Watch for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors.
  • How to Write a GED Essay | eHow.com 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Paragraph organization; sentence structure; use of verbs and pronouns; punctuation and spelling .

^ Sentence structure, correct word usage.

There is no minimum word count. .The essay should be long enough to develop the topic adequately.^ You will write a well-developed essay presenting an opinion or an explanation on a topic familiar to most adults.
  • Neosho County Community College - Outreach & Workforce Development 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.neosho.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Assigned topics are always an opinion or perspective that does not require special knowledge, such as the influence of violent music on teenagers or the advantages and disadvantages of living without children.^ No specialized knowledge is required to respond to a topic.
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Math - Part I is with a calculator, Part II is without calculator) Writing - Part I is multiple choice test, Part II is an essay on an assigned topic.
  • GED Test Registration Information 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC brookdalecc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part Two of the Language Arts, Writing requires a written essay on an assigned topic that assures all components of written communication have been mastered.
  • NPCC - Faqs About Ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.npcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Essays need not be true or based in reality as long as they are developed around the assigned topic.^ Math - Part I is with a calculator, Part II is without calculator) Writing - Part I is multiple choice test, Part II is an essay on an assigned topic.
  • GED Test Registration Information 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC brookdalecc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition, every GED candidate must satisfactorily complete a timed essay on an assigned topic, in order to pass the GED exam.
  • Free GED Practice Test & Preparation Courses, General Educational Development (GED)Classes & Programs Online 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.professionalcareereducation.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part Two of the Language Arts, Writing requires a written essay on an assigned topic that assures all components of written communication have been mastered.
  • NPCC - Faqs About Ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.npcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Social studies

.This test covers American history, world history, civics and government, economics, and geography; 70 minutes are allotted for the 50 questions.^ The test has 50 multiple-choice questions and is 90 minutes long.
  • facts 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United States History 15% World History 25% Civics and Government 20% Economics 15% Geography Science (50 questions, 80 minutes) .
  • GED - APS 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.aps.k12.co.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The subjects covered on this test are: history, geography, economics, civics or government.
  • Ged Questions 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC aenet.esuhsd.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the social studies test, test-takers read short passages and answer multiple-choice questions.^ Most of the GED test is multiple choice.
  • The GED - a knol by The GED Academy 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The test has 50 multiple-choice questions and is 70 minutes long .
  • facts 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The TABE test is a timed multiple choice test.
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some passages come from such documents as the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Supreme Court decisions.^ The revised test includes passages from other real-world text sources such as tax documents and commentaries.
  • General Educational Development Test - History, Changes at the Start of the Twenty-First Century, Test Description, Resources 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Some centers allow you to come at your convenience and study independently at your own pace.

^ Questions will also come from the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and landmark Supreme Court decisions.
  • facts 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many questions use graphs, charts, and other images, such as editorial cartoons, along with or instead of written passages.^ Approximately 20% of the items are alternate format (not multiple choice) and other item sets include pie charts, bar graphs and tables.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Others want to know if they can take the GED online and what the quickest way is to get their GED? “And many people want to know what the fastest way is to a GED? Here are answers to these important questions.
  • Free GED information for test preparation. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.passged.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The questions are based on short readings that often include a graph, chart, or figure.
  • Contemporary's GED Mathematics | GED Practice Test 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC highered.mcgraw-hill.com [Source type: Academic]

.Questions involving civics and government and economics rely heavily on practical documents, such as tax forms, voter-registration forms, and workplace and personal budgets.^ The test includes at least one “practical” document such as a voters' guide, tax form, etc.
  • NPCC - Faqs About Ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.npcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Answer questions about history, economics, civics & government, and geography.

^ This test includes questions on history, geography, civics, government, and economics.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Topics such as global warming and environmental law also are covered.

Science

.This 80-minute test of 50 multiple-choice questions covers life science, earth and space science, and physical science.^ SCIENCE : In this test you will answer Life Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science questions.
  • facts 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The test has 50 multiple-choice questions and is 90 minutes long.
  • facts 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of the GED test is multiple choice.
  • The GED - a knol by The GED Academy 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.It measures the candidate's skill in understanding, interpreting, and applying science concepts to visual and written text from academic and workplace contexts.^ These are not an accurate and truthful measure of a candidate’s skills and knowledge and are not accepted by colleges and employers.
  • GED fast, easy, and simple with The GED Academy Online education. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.passged.com [Source type: General]

^ The GED Tests consist of five tests, one in each of these subjects: Mathematics , Science, Social Studies, Writing Skills , and Interpreting Literature and the Arts .
  • Blinn College Counseling Department 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.blinn.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Social Studies Test includes items that are designed to measure concepts and skills from the academic high school subject areas of history, geography, civics, government and economics.
  • NPCC - Faqs About Ged 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.npcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The test focuses on what a scientifically literate person must know, understand, and be able to do.^ Proper ID is required: either a current driver’s license or government photo ID. All registrations for re-test must also be in person.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You must go in person to one of the testing sites to pre-register.

^ All persons taking the GED for the first time must take and pass the GED pre-test before taking the GED test.
  • Cape Fear Community College: GED Test Schedule and Info. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC cfcc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Questions address the National Science Education Content Standards and focus on environmental and health topics (recycling, heredity, and pollution, for example) and science's relevance to everyday life.^ Science (50 items) The 2002 Series GED Science Test contains an increased focus in environmental and health topics (for example, recycling, heredity, prevention of disease, pollution, and climate), and an increased emphasis on science relevant to everyday life.

^ This test integrates thinking skills with National Science Education Content Standards: .
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IN addition, the science test contains an increased focus in environmental and health topics (recycling, heredity, prevention of disease, pollution and climate) and an increased emphasis on science relevant to everyday life.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Students should expect to see tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams, as well as complete sentences.^ Approximately 20% of the items are alternate format (not multiple choice) and other item sets include pie charts, bar graphs and tables.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The information may be a paragraph, chart, table, graph, map or figure.
  • Massasoit - GED Test Info 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.massasoit.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You should report to the reception desk at 8:15 A.M. Students return on the Wednesdays of those weeks to complete the process.
  • Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology and Technical High School - Naples, Florida 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.lwit.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most questions on the "Science" test involve a graphic, such as a map, graph, chart, or diagram.^ Although it is a reading-based test, it also includes charts, graphs and diagrams.
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Test questions with graphic content comprise 50% of the science test.
  • GED Testing at Mount Wachusett Community College 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.mwcc.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SOCIAL STUDIES - This test contains questions based on maps, graphs, charts, cartoons, and short reading passages all related to social studies, Time limit is one (1) hour and ten (10) minutes .
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.Subjects covered include photosynthesis, weather and climate, geology, magnetism, energy, and cell division.^ These flash cards cover all the main subjects of the GED and include how the problem or question is solved on the back with the answer.
  • GED Online: Free GED Test | Online GED | High School Diploma Program 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedonline.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Language Arts: Reading

.This 65-minute, 40-question test examines a test-taker's ability to read and understand texts similar to those encountered in high-school English classrooms.^ Language Arts, Reading (40 questions, 65 minutes) .
  • GED General Information - General Educational Development (GED) 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.doe.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Butler Community College - ABE/GED - GED Test Preparation 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.butlercc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a test of high school equivalency.
  • Massasoit - GED Test Info 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.massasoit.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Part IV - Language Arts: Reading (40 questions, 65 minutes) .

.The test has five fiction and two nonfiction passages, each about 300–400 words long.^ The passages continue to range from 300 to 400 words.

^ Mathematics The test has two parts which consist mainly of word problems to be solved in the areas of number operations, measurement/geometry, data, statistics, probability and algebra.
  • Neosho County Community College - Outreach & Workforce Development 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.neosho.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About the GED The GED test is administered (on the Athens campus only ) in order for individuals to earn a Certificate of Equivalency for High School Achievement.   The current test has five parts: .
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.The fiction passages include portions of a play, a poem, and three pieces of prose.^ Most of the passages (75% of them) will be literary pieces of poetry, drama, and fiction.
  • GED Test Help | GED Test Questions and Answers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.undergradzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Language Arts - Reading Time Allotted: 65 minutes Number of Questions: 40 questions Overview: In this section, you will be presented with poetry, prose fiction, non-fiction passages, reviews of artistic pieces or performances, and/or documents.
  • GED Test Help | GED Test Questions and Answers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.undergradzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The nonfiction passages may come from letters, biographies, newspaper and magazine articles, or such "practical" texts as manuals and forms.^ Most questions follow a selection which may be from a literary work, a newspaper, a magazine, a recipe, etc.
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^ Materials can be sent to a residence; however, it may be easier to follow practice tests and study guides by quickly scrolling through texts online.

^ The revised test includes passages from other real-world text sources such as tax documents and commentaries.
  • General Educational Development Test - History, Changes at the Start of the Twenty-First Century, Test Description, Resources 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC education.stateuniversity.com [Source type: Academic]

.Each passage is followed by questions that assess reading comprehension, as well as the test-taker's ability to analyze the text, apply the information given to other situations, and synthesize new ideas from those provided.^ These questions ask you to understand, apply analyze, and synthesize information that you are given in the reading selections.
  • Massasoit - GED Test Info 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.massasoit.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Will test your ability to apply your knowledge of math in everyday situations.

^ The tests focus on general skills and important concepts rather than on the ability to recall specific facts in a given area.
  • faq ged questions 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.clark.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Questions do not require test-takers to be familiar with the larger piece of literature from which the excerpt is taken, the author's other works, literary history, or discipline-specific terms and conventions.^ With the exception of Part II of the Writing Skills Tests, which requires you to write an essay, all questions on the GED tests are multiple choice with five possible answers given.
  • Montana GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.opi.mt.gov [Source type: Reference]

^ These tests are : LITERATURE ARTS: WRITING - This test contains questions about spelling, capitalization and punctuation, logic and organization, usage and sentence structure.
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^ Most questions follow a selection which may be from a literary work, a newspaper, a magazine, a recipe, etc.
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Mathematics

.This 90-minute, 50-question test has two equally weighted parts, the first of which allows candidates to use calculators, while the second forbids their use.^ The two parts of the Mathematics test are equally weighted and you must pass both parts.
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Language Arts, Writing Part I (50 questions, 75 minutes) .
  • Butler Community College - ABE/GED - GED Test Preparation 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.butlercc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, the Math Test is divided into two equal sections, and a calculator is permitted on the first section.

.Test-takers must use the calculators issued at the testing center, no other.^ The actual test must be taken at a testing center.
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ You must use the calculator provided to you by the Test Center.
  • Luzerne County Community College - GED� FAQ 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.luzerne.edu [Source type: General]

^ A calculator will be provided for your use at the official GED Testing Center.
  • Free Sample GED Tests: Mathematics 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.eduers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Forty of the 50 are multiple-choice; the other 10 use an alternate format, requiring the test-taker to record answers on either a numerical or coordinate-plane grid.^ Most of the GED test is multiple choice.
  • The GED - a knol by The GED Academy 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ In Mathematics there are 10% alternate format questions (not multiple choice).
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The math test has both multiple-choice and alternate forms of answers, such as graphing.
  • NSCC: Testing Center: GED Placement Test FAQ 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.northseattle.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Both portions of the test have questions of both types.^ Both parts of the Math test consists of basic addition, subtraction, geometry, algebra and other high school level math questions.

^ Both Part I and Part II of the Mathematics Test have multiple-choice, standard grid, and coordinate grid questions.
  • Massasoit - GED Test Info 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.massasoit.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Higher-order thinking skills are reviewed which reflect the new type of questions on the actual tests.

.The test booklet offers a page of common formulas as well as directions for completing the alternate-format items and using the calculator.^ A page of formulas is provided with every test booklet.
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^ Make use of the formulas given in the front of the Mathematics Test booklet.

^ Modifications include extended testing time, assistance from a scribe, use of a calculator, use of an audiocassette, testing in a private room and/or frequent supervised breaks.

The test focuses on four main mathematical disciplines:

Test administration

.There are more than 3,200 Official GED Testing Centers in the United States and Canada.^ There will be no GED testing in December.
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^ There are currently 27 official GED Testing Centers in Kansas.
  • KBOR - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.kansasregents.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ San Antonio College is an official GED testing center.
  • Assessment Center - GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.accd.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Testing centers are most often in adult-education centers, community colleges, and public schools.^ Tests are typically administered at public schools, local community colleges, and at adult education facilities.
  • GED Test Help | GED Test Questions and Answers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.undergradzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You earn a high school diploma by completing a curriculum (set of courses) at a traditional public school within three years after turning 18 or by completing needed courses at an Adult Education Program if you left high school before graduating.

^ The General Educational Development test (GED) is the high school equivalency certificate recognized by many employers and colleges.

.Students in metropolitan areas may be able to choose from several nearby testing locations.^ Students may retake any or all parts of the test in order to improve individual or overall scores.
  • GED Questions | GED FAQ | Common Questions About the GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.getged.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Students in some areas may be required to purchase a GED textbook.

^ Students will need to locate a local testing center to schedule a time to take the test.
  • GED Online | High School Diploma Online | Free Online GED Test Course 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedoptions.com [Source type: General]
  • GED Test Prep - GED Test Resources - GED Testing Information 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.gedoptions.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Official GED Testing Centers are controlled environments.^ There are currently 27 official GED Testing Centers in Kansas.
  • KBOR - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.kansasregents.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ San Antonio College is an official GED testing center.
  • Assessment Center - GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.accd.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cost of the Test: Testing at Official GED Testing Centers costs $55.00.
  • Montana GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.opi.mt.gov [Source type: Reference]

.All testing sessions take place in person (not online) according to very specific rules, and security measures are enforced.^ Is it possible to take the GED test online?

^ You can't take the test online.
  • The GED - a knol by The GED Academy 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Can I take the tests online?
  • GED Questions | GED FAQ | Common Questions About the GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.getged.org [Source type: Reference]

.Breaks may be permitted between tests, depending on how many tests are being administered in a session.^ GED registrants may then personally come by our office to schedule a testing session, contingent on availability of space.
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^ Retests may not be administered in a subtest section prior to completion of the entire test battery unless requested in writing by the GED chief or alternate examiner.
  • Montana GED 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.opi.mt.gov [Source type: Reference]

^ To find out when the GED Tests are administered and how to register at a Testing Center; contact the Center(s) of your choice.
  • KBOR - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.kansasregents.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There may be restrictions on what test-takers may bring into the testing room.^ There is no limit: an examinee may take one test and then not test again for weeks, months, or years.

^ To GED Test Takers Who Want to Stop Studying and Get to into a Great College You can learn the GED from previous GED test takers.
  • GED Exam Study Guide and Free GED Test Tutoring in TeachingSolutions.org 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.teachingsolutions.org [Source type: General]

^ All other tests may be taken at any time during the above hours, as long as there is enough time left in the session for the maximum time limit.

.There are approximately 25 different editions of the GED Tests that may be in circulation.^ Special editions of the GED tests .
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are there any regulations regarding GED testing?
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Special editions of English-language GED Tests are available in audiocassette, Braille, and large print formats when need is documented.
  • KBOR - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.kansasregents.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This measure helps catch test-takers who may be cheating.^ Who may take the tests?
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over 21,000 Now Pass Who Never Thought They Could What made over 21,000 test takers pass the GED and other exams between 1999 and 2005?
  • GED Exam Study Guide and Free GED Test Tutoring in TeachingSolutions.org 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.teachingsolutions.org [Source type: General]

^ The General Education Development, or G.E.D. test is used to measure knowledge of those who have not received a high school diploma or completed the high school curriculum.
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

As with any standardized test, the various editions are calibrated to the same level of difficulty.

Cost

.The cost of the GED for test-takers varies depending on the state.^ The GED Comprehensive Success System is 1/3 the cost of most GED test prep.
  • GED Exam Study Guide and Free GED Test Tutoring in TeachingSolutions.org 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.teachingsolutions.org [Source type: General]

^ Over 21,000 Now Pass Who Never Thought They Could What made over 21,000 test takers pass the GED and other exams between 1999 and 2005?
  • GED Exam Study Guide and Free GED Test Tutoring in TeachingSolutions.org 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.teachingsolutions.org [Source type: General]

^ GED examinees passing the Official GED Tests will receive a State of Florida High School Diploma issued by the Florida Department of Education.

.The most reliable and up-to-date information regarding any given area's current testing costs and policies may be found by contacting the local testing center.^ For information about taking the GED Practice Test, contact a GED Testing Center.
  • KBOR - Adult Education 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.kansasregents.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Contact the Test Center in your area for specific information and assistance.
  • GED General Information - General Educational Development (GED) 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.doe.mass.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The applicant should choose the test center at which it would be most convenient to take the tests, call up the test center and inform the staff member that he or she would like to register.
  • FAQs from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In some areas, there is no charge to students who wish to receive the GED. In Arkansas, for example, there is no charge to students who pass a practice test[3].^ How much time do students have to complete and pass the GED tests?
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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What are the requirements for taking and passing the GED test?

^ Passing the GED Science Test 23.
  • GED Connection Training Module 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.literacy.org [Source type: Academic]

.In Connecticut, veterans and students under 21 take the test for free; depending on their local GED board, students can also take preparation courses for free and/or receive a free copy of the official preparation textbook.^ What are the requirements for taking and passing the GED test?

^ Where can my students take the GED tests in Spanish?
  • FAQs from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some students take preparation courses before taking the GED. .

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.In other states, the test-taker must pay for the cost of the test.^ Along with the other four GED tests, you must pass the Social Studies test...
  • Tag: Ged - Explore content tagged Ged on eHow.com 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.ehow.com [Source type: General]

^ Over 21,000 Now Pass Who Never Thought They Could What made over 21,000 test takers pass the GED and other exams between 1999 and 2005?
  • GED Exam Study Guide and Free GED Test Tutoring in TeachingSolutions.org 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.teachingsolutions.org [Source type: General]

^ However, a voucher or other payment must be received before testing begins.

.Fees in 2008 ranged from $7.50 at North Carolina's community colleges[1] to more than $100 in California.^ This is a continuation of the information and instructions for GED Test at North Seattle Community College.
  • NSCC: Testing Center: GED Placement Test FAQ 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.northseattle.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Copyright © 2010 Wake Technical Community College 9101 Fayetteville Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 919-866-5000 .

^ North Carolina Ms. Lou Ann Parker North Carolina Community College System Office 5015 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-5024 (919) 807-7214 .
  • GED Testing locations and contacts. 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.oltraining.com [Source type: Academic]

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Students with disabilities

.Disabled persons who want to take the GED Tests may be entitled to receive reasonable testing accommodations.^ Accommodated GED Testing is done by appointment.
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^ I was forty when I decided to take the GED test.
  • Archive GED Success Stories | West Piedmont Regional Adult Education Blog 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.westpiedmontadulted.com [Source type: General]

^ What are the requirements for taking and passing the GED test?

If a qualified professional has documented the disability, the candidate should get the appropriate form from the Testing Center:
.The candidate should return the completed form to the GED Testing Center.^ Q: Why should I take the GED test?
  • NSCC: Testing Center: GED Placement Test FAQ 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.northseattle.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This GED test provides candidates over age 16 the opportunity to earn a certificate or diploma that is widely recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma.
  • General Educational Development Test - GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.a2zcolleges.com [Source type: News]

^ The GED consists of five tests, using a multiple-choice question format and a timed essay on an assigned topic which is required to complete the GED exam.
  • General Educational Development Test - GED 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.a2zcolleges.com [Source type: News]

.Each request is considered individually.^ Requests to reschedule with less than one week notice will be considered on an individual basis.
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If accommodations are approved, the local GED testing examiner will conduct the testing with the approved accommodations.^ Special accommodations to write the GED tests .
  • General Educational Development (GED)Frequently Asked Questions | Education 23 September 2009 1:11 UTC www.ed.gov.nl.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ According to the Department of Education, Florida GED test candidates must be over 18 years of age, unless they are granted a waiver by their local school board.
  • Florida GED Schools and Program Information 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC education-portal.com [Source type: Academic]

^ What is the process by which a potential examinee would apply for Special Accommodations for the GED tests?
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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from New GED Teachers 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC www.sabes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Accommodations are provided at no extra charge.^ GED Preparation classes are provided at no charge to the participants.

Accommodations may include, but are not limited to,
  • Audiocassette tests
  • Braille or large-print tests
  • Vision-enhancing technologies
  • Use of video equipment
  • Use of a talking calculator or abacus
  • Use of a sign-language interpreter
  • Use of a scribe (a person who writes down the test-taker's answers)
  • Extended testing time

Passing the GED testing battery

.The maximum score a person can earn on an individual test within the GED battery is 800. The minimum score is 200. A score of 800 puts the student in the top 1% of graduating high school seniors.^ This article contains the maximum and minimum scores for the GED, and what scores a student needs to pass the test.

^ Performance on the 1988 GED tests by graduating high school seniors and adult GED examinees .
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^ A: The scoring of the test is based on a sample of GED scores from 20,000 graduating high school seniors.
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.ACE sets a minimum passing score.^ To pass any individual subject test, a minimum standard score of 410 is required.
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^ Above the minimums, states are free to set their own conditions for passing the GED and awarding credentials.
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^ The American Council for Education's GED Testing Service produces and administers the tests, and its Commission on Educational Credit and Credentials sets the minimum passing standards.
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.However, jurisdictions may require tougher standards if they choose.^ You may also be required to take standardized entrance exams like the SAT or the ACT before you are accepted.
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^ Anyone can take the entire examination over again if they have not achieved the required 2250 standard score.
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^ Non-citizens, including refugees and legal and illegal immigrants, may also take the GED if they meet all other requirements.

.In most jurisdictions, students must earn a minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests, as well as an overall average of 450 or above.^ If you score below 410 on a section of the test, then you must retake that section.
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^ In most jurisdictions, the average overall score obtained through the results of all five sections must be 450 or greater in order to pass the test.
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^ An overall average of 450 on the five tests for a total score of 2250 AND No individual test score below 410.
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.Many jurisdictions also set score requirements for earning an honors diploma.^ Many employers who require a high school diploma will accept the GED as a comparable substitute.

^ Employers will be ready to hire you if you have proof of a diploma or GED. Get back on the road to success; read this article to find out Texas' requirements for earning your GED. .
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^ Score Requirements: In order to earn a Career Readiness Certificate, a tester must score at least a level 3 on all 3 tests to get a Bronze Certificate, at least a level 4 on all 3 tests to get a Silver Certificate, and at least a level 5 on all 3 tests to get a Gold Certificate.

.Some districts hold graduation ceremonies for GED Tests passers, and award scholarships to the highest scorers.^ Tags: scholarships , education , ged , tests How to Write a GED Essay .
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^ Admissions and scholarships of GED graduates: Guidelines for interpreting GED scores.
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^ This form is the "Request for Approval to Test, General Education Development (GED) Diploma", and will be provided by the school district office.
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.If a student passes one or more but not all five tests within the battery, he or she need only retake the test(s) not passed.^ Typically, students must prepare thoroughly to pass all tests.

^ The GED Tests consist of five tests, one in each of these subjects: Mathematics , Science, Social Studies, Writing Skills , and Interpreting Literature and the Arts .
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^ A score of 450 doesn't necessarily mean that a student won't be successful...and that quite simply, not all students "test" well when it comes to multiple choice tests.
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.Most places limit the number of times students may take each individual test within a year.^ At that time a revised French test will take its place.
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^ Who may take the tests?
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^ Individual tests may be taken up to 3 times per year, with the year beginning January 1.

.A student may encounter a waiting period before being allowed to retake a failed test.^ "Before I found your test study system, I learned the cost of failing when I failed my test.
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^ Students may retake any or all parts of the test in order to improve individual or overall scores.
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^ Persons may only test three times in a calendar year and are required to wait at least 30 days between each subsequent testing period.
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.The GED credential itself is issued by the state, province, or territory in which the test taker lives.^ There are also several books and websites dedicated to the topic and many test-takers can take online practice exams before signing up for the actual GED test.
  • GED Prep Information and Tips 24 January 2010 22:33 UTC education-portal.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Over 21,000 Now Pass Who Never Thought They Could What made over 21,000 test takers pass the GED and other exams between 1999 and 2005?
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^ GED examinees passing the Official GED Tests will receive a State of Florida High School Diploma issued by the Florida Department of Education.

.Many government institutions and universities regard the GED as the same as a high school diploma with respect to program eligibility and as a prerequisite for admissions.^ High School diploma or equiv.
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^ A GED Diploma is accepted by employers - just like a high school diploma.
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^ Many people take the GED to get a high school equivalence.

.The United States military, however, has explicitly higher requirements in admissions for GEDs to compensate for their lack of a traditional high school diploma.^ High School diploma or equiv.
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^ A GED Diploma is accepted by employers - just like a high school diploma.
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^ Don't have your high school diploma?
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[6] Likewise, economic research finds that the GED certification itself (i.e. without further postsecondary education or training) does not create the same labor market opportunities available to traditional high school graduates.[7]
.Some believe the test is easier than it should be, and some employers look down on it as a form of degree lower than a high-school diploma.^ This is a legal high school diploma.

^ Do you need a high school diploma?
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^ The GED is the equivalent to the high school diploma.
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.Others believe the GED is harder than it should be; according to GED Testing Service statistics from the 2003 GED Statistical Report, the number of candidates who tested, completed, and passed the tests declined in 2002 and 2003. This decline is attributed to the new tests being more difficult.^ How much time do students have to complete and pass the GED tests?
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^ Q: Why should I take the GED test?
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^ What's a passing score on the GED test?
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.The most common criticism is of the test battery's mainly multiple-choice format.^ Most of the GED test is multiple choice.
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^ Multiple-choice tests are scored by computer only, and are generally available the next morning.

^ The Language Arts: Writing test includes both a multiple-choice section and a short essay.
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.Others argue that the reading-comprehension test is too simple, and that there are too many basic operations on the mathematics portion and not enough advanced algebra and geometry questions.^ MATHEMATICS - This test contains question about general math, geometry, and elementary algebra.
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^ The basics of arithmetic and number properties, simple and advanced algebra, geometry, and statistics.
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^ The test covers number sense and operations, measurement and geometry, data, statistics and probability, algebra, and functions and patterns.
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.The 70% rate of incompletion on first taking the test seems to show that the test is harder than commonly believed.^ Then it slowed down a bit and went down before the historic year of 2001 (the year before the new harder test and the rush to take the easier test).
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^ More than 800,000 adults take the GED Tests each year.

^ There are more than 3,000 different locations in the world where you can take the GED Tests.
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.The test is administered to a representative sample of graduating high-school seniors each year, about 30% of whom fail the test.^ Performance on the 1988 GED tests by graduating high school seniors and adult GED examinees .
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^ The test is normed on 20,000 graduating high school seniors.

^ On average, GED recipients perform about as well as graduating high school seniors on each of the five tests.
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[8]
.In response to this criticism, the test was revised in 2002 to make it more difficult to pass.^ Tyler also found that passing the tests is linked with more stable work histories for Anglo-American dropouts.
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^ Of that total, more than 614,000 (86%) completed the battery of five tests and 451,000 earned passing scores on the five-test battery."
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^ Making the commitment to pass your GED test will open doors that you never thought were possible.
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.One of the most important revisions made it more difficult to guess correct answers from the choices provided.^ Each correct answer is worth one point.

^ Finishing your GED will be one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
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^ In most states, there are guidelines for students interested in taking the GED. One important requirement is the age restriction.

.This greater degree of difficulty is achieved by requiring students to show the process for finding the correct answer to a question, rather than simply providing a correct result.^ Just answer few simple questions & find within minutes!
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^ First of all, a student may have read and realized that he knew the answers to the questions he got right, resulting in a score of 2 or higher.
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^ Looking at the various emails and feedback from people and noting that one of the statisitcs pointed out that most GED student seek out vocational type post secondary education rather than advanced degrees - wouldn't better questions be to find out why GED students ARE NOT getting a post secondary degree?
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.For example, a typical mathematics question will not ask what the second leg of a right-angled triangle is when the lengths of the first leg and the hypotenuse are given, but instead will ask for the formula that should be used to find the correct answer; this requires the student not only to know the correct answer, but also to explain how to find it; it also uses both algebra and geometry, as opposed to just one discipline of mathematics.^ Each correct answer is worth one point.

^ Just answer few simple questions & find within minutes!
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^ Read this article to find out how to earn one.
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.A number of the questions also contain such options as "Not enough information given", "None of the above", and "No correction is necessary" as possible answers.^ This includes understanding given information from sources such as newspapers, magazines, novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and business or legal documents .
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^ Social Studies, Science and Language Arts: Reading tests are all multiple-choice with 5 possible answers per question.
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^ The answer keys explain only the correct answers and give students no help in understanding why the other answers are wrong.

.These are found mostly in the "Mathematics" and "Language Arts: Writing: Part I" tests.^ Language Arts Writing (2 hours) .
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^ You are required to write an essay for Part II of the Language Arts Writing test.
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^ Language Arts - Writing includes two parts (50 items + essay) Part I: Multiple choice items covering organization, sentence structure, usage and mechanics Part II: Examinees write an essay about a suggested topic.

.While GEDs tend to earn more than dropouts and less than high school graduates, economist James Heckman has found that this is primarily due to preexisting differences in the characteristics and backgrounds of GEDs.^ Postsecondary Attainment High school graduates have more postsecondary education than GED recipients, who in turn have more than other dropouts.
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^ With that of other high school dropouts?
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^ Years of Schooling On average, GED recipients have more years of elementary and secondary schooling than other dropouts and (of course) less than high school graduates.
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.When controlling for other influences, he finds no evidence that, for the average taker, the GED as a credential improves an individual's economic opportunities above those for other dropouts.^ Over 21,000 Now Pass Who Never Thought They Could What made over 21,000 test takers pass the GED and other exams between 1999 and 2005?
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^ Postsecondary Attainment High school graduates have more postsecondary education than GED recipients, who in turn have more than other dropouts.
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^ Labor Force Participation and Employment Status In controlled comparisons, the GED credential had little effect on labor force participation or unemployment but was positively associated with gains in full-time employment.
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.[7] However, on-going academic research shows that the minority of takers with high levels of both academic ability and characteristics of persistence and motivation potentially benefit greatly from obtaining a GED.[9] This benefit, however, is contingent on use of the GED as a means of seeking post-secondary education, which then confers the much greater economic opportunity.^ As Tyler's work shows, getting a GED has weak economic benefits.
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^ Do male dropouts benefit from obtaining a GED, postsecondary education, and training?
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^ The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) are designed to measure the academic knowledge which students normally acquire by completing a typical high school program of study.
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See also

  • CHSPE, a similar California standardized test aimed at high school students

References

  1. ^ a b Goldstein, Zac (February 17, 2008). "GED test scams on the rise. Official: Actual test not offered online". The Daily Advance. http://www.dailyadvance.com/local/content/news/stories/2008/02/17/0217fakeGEDsZG.html.  
  2. ^ a b c "History of the GED Tests". http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/about/history.htm. Retrieved December 3, 2008.  
  3. ^ "Arkansas GED - Frequently Asked Questions". http://dwe.arkansas.gov/ged/faq.htm. Retrieved June 2, 2009.  
  4. ^ "Connecticut State Department of Education: GED Welcome". http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2620&Q=320688. Retrieved December 14, 2009.  
  5. ^ "How is the Test Scheduled and What is the Cost? - General Educational Development Test (GED)". California Department of Education website. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/gd/gedcosts.asp. Retrieved December 3, 2008.  
  6. ^ "Joining the Army". http://www.us-army-info.com/pages/enlist.html#ged. Retrieved September 15,2009.  
  7. ^ a b Cameron, Stephen V and James J. Heckman (1993). "The Nonequivalence of High School Equivalents". Journal of Labor Economics 11 (1).  
  8. ^ Martz, Geoff. "Cracking the GED: 2002 Edition" (2001). pg 7. New York: Princeton Review Publishing, L.L.C. ISBN 0-375-76193-4
  9. ^ Heckman's research shows non-cognitive skills promote achievement.

Further reading

  • GED Technical Manual, 2nd Edition. (1998). .Washington, DC: GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education.
  • Northcutt, Ellen [et al.].^ American Council on Education (1997).
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    ^ The 5-part GED exam in Florida is the same national exam administered by the American Council on Education across the country.
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    ^ According to the Department of Education, Florida GED test candidates must be over 18 years of age, unless they are granted a waiver by their local school board.
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    .Steck-Vaughn Complete GED Preparation (2002).^ Complete GED Preparation Steck-Vaughn, ISBN: 0739828371 - Easy-to-understand lessons are aided by good use of color contrast to make information stand out.

    ^ GED Practice.com Web Page A free service provided by Steck-Vaughn to familiarize teachers and students with the types of items on the actual GED test.
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    .Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company.^ Books by the Steck-Vaughn company are widely used.

    ISBN 0-7398-2837-1
  • Rockowitz, Murray [et al.]. .Barron's How to Prepare for the GED High School Equivalency Exam (2004).^ Individuals who wish to advance their careers should at least have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
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    ^ Tags: school , high , counselor , early , ged How to Get a High School GED Online .
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    ^ Many employers who require a high school diploma will accept the GED as a comparable substitute.

    .New York: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.^ If an investigation determines that most or all of my conclusions and speculations are correct, New York City has suffered a serious educational setback and the accomplishments by Mayor Bloomberg are not worthy of discussing.
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    ^ If there is a existing, strong relationship between the GED and poverty (education and poverty), we have to see what has happened in New York over the years where information is available.
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    ^ It very well may be that the Department of Education bought into a product that was invalid and if the people who bought it knew that in advance, this is a great scandal for New York.
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    ISBN 0-7641-2603-2
  • Mitchell, Robert. McGraw-Hill's GED: Science (2003). New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. ISBN 0-07-140704-9
  • Larry Elowitz [et al.]. GED Success: 2003 (2003). Lawrenceville, New Jersey: Peterson's. ISBN 0-7689-0906-6

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