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The General Educational Development Test (GED) is a test which upon successful completion merits a high school equivalency diploma. The GED is accepted nationally for admission into most colleges, training programs, and the military.

GED Tests: What You Need to Know

Where can I find preparation materials for the GED Tests?
The GED Testing Service is providing the adult education community, public broadcasting, software designers, teachers, and publishers with the information they need to help you prepare for this generation of GED Tests.
What is the cost of GED Tests?
How do I get a copy of my scores?

Description of GED Test Sections

Language Arts Writing
This test has two parts. The first part includes a test of editing sentences. The student is required to read passages, find errors or unclear writing, and figure out the best way to fix them. The three types of passages include business documents, "how to" pieces, and informational texts. The test has 50 multiple choice questions covering four major content areas including:

Organization of paragraphs
Sentence structure
Usage - correct word choice
Mechanics - spelling, capitalization, & punctuation

The second part of the Writing test requires the student to write an essay. The Essay Test provides the student with a topic of common, general interest and asks them to write a 250 word expository essay to analyze and explain the topic. The essay is scored based on the overall impresssion it received from two trained essay readers. The essay will receive a score on one of four levels: effective(4), adequate (3), marginal (2), and inadequate (1). You can not pass the writing test if you score lower than 2 on the essay.

Language Arts Reading Test
Social Studies Test
Science Test
Mathematics Test


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