The General Education Development (GED) Test measures your knowledge and academic skills against those of today's traditional high school graduates. Students who pass the GED Test will be granted a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
Adult Basic Education offers two ways to prepare for the GED: on-campus preparation in the Adult Basic Education Lab and the Distance Learning GED Program. Both programs have similar instruction, but the Distance Education program offers a flexible at home study format.
General Education Development (GED) Preparation is offered in each of the five subject areas of the GED test. These areas are:
The GED Test takes more than seven hours to complete, although all test sections do not need to be completed on the same day. Most of the test sections are multiple-choice; however, students are required to write an essay. Test results are expressed as standard test scores ranging from 200 to 800.
Two requirements must be met for a student to pass the five content tests and obtain a GED certificate. The first requirement is to receive an average standard score at least 450 on each of the five content tests (for a total of at least 2250 for the five tests). The second requirement is to receive a standard score of at least 410 on each of the five content tests.
This means that if a student gets a 410 on one or more tests, the student can still earn a GED certificate as long as that he or she receives at least a total of 2250 points for all five contents tests. On the other hand, if a student gets a 410 on each of the five subject tests, he or she will pass those individual tests, but will not fulfill the average requirement (average of 450 per content test and 2250 total) needed to obtain a GED certificate. In this situation, the student would have to retake one or more tests to bring up his/her average.
For information on the GED Preparation Program or the GED Distance Learning, please call (909) 274-4845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.