An Introduction to the GED Test

Although there are several meanings for the acronym GED, the most common is General Equivalency Diploma. The GED test can be taken in attempt to earn this diploma. In basic terms it is equivalent to a traditional high school diploma. The rate of high school dropouts may have improved over the years, but there are still many people who are well into adulthood that have not obtained their high school diploma or general equivalency diploma.

This general education diploma as it is sometimes known equals a high school education in the eyes of colleges, universities and employers. If you are a high school dropout planning to pursue higher education as an adult, you will need to obtain a GED diploma before you can begin the college application process. The idea of GED testing can be intimidating, that is until you take time to study the subjects covered on the test and how the test is implemented. After breaking things down a bit you'll see it's not such a big deal after all.

Preparation is very important when you are in the process of getting a GED. Luckily there are a wealth of free resources available to test takers. You can sign up for a free or low-cost GED preparation course at your local adult learning center. There are a great deal of books on the subject of preparing for your high school GED test, such as the Kaplan GED 2009-2010 Edition: Complete Self-Study Guide for the GED Tests by author Caren Van Slyke. Using the most recent version of any study guide is a must. Guidelines change throughout the years therefore you need to have the most up to date information possible. You can find out more about GED specifics through the American Council on Education.

When getting GED ready, you should become familiar with the format of the test. There are five main sections of the GED test. They are as follows: Language Arts (Writing), Language Arts (Reading), Science, Mathematics and Social Studies. In order to pass the GED test, you need only score higher than 40 percent of seniors in high school. After successful completion of the GED examination you will receive your detailed test results, transcripts and a certificate. These documents are important to have when applying at colleges or even for jobs that require a high school diploma or the equivalent.

 

 

 



The One Hour Online Academic Performance Program - Click Here


GED Test News:

 

Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is offering free practice tests from January 26 to February 28, t o all current or potential adult students at one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTCs nine county service area...

GED now more of an obstacle than gateway for some
Education and business leaders are concerned about changes in the GED and a drop in the number of people taking and passing the equivalency exam, which has long been a traditional first step toward work or college for people who never received high school diplomas...


A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED
The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell...


GED Safety Net Is Fraying
It's the product of the new for-profit GED Testing Service, a joint venture between the American Council on Education, which has operated the program since it began, and Pearson, the giant educational testing and publishing company. Although the GED has ...


GED test more difficult for modern tech-driven job market
Daisey Gainey is nervous about failing the GED. The UF Rawlings Hall custodial worker and mother of seven said she hasnt been in school in years, and the recent change in difficulty is not fair. With the job markets changing standards, the GED, an ...


High School Equivalency Test replaces GED
Iowa residents aiming to finish up high school by taking an equivalency exam are in for more than just a diploma EUR” theyll be as college and career ready as any other high school graduate, with the scores to prove it. Adopted by the state of Iowa last ...


American Samoa, Guam, Palau and Northern Marianas Choose ETS's HiSET Program as Provider for High School Equivalency .
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand access to high school equivalency testing, education officials from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Palau and Northern Marianas have approved the Educational Testing Service (ETS) HiSET program as an affordable alternative to the GED test. "We seek to provide everyone in our community with workforce development options, and ...


GED overhaul: Tougher test, less success
Kelly West works on her English skills during GED classes at the Adult Education Center-West Campus. She has passed two of the four tests that make up the GED and is determined to get her diploma to set an example for her children. (Photo: Kirthmon F...


GED pass rates are tumbling as a more rigorous online test settles in
Linked to common core changes, long-term implications remain unclear in developments announced for GED testing...


New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch
When the GED Testing Service created a new test in 2014, thousands realized they'd have to start the process over...


Virginia sees dramatic drop in GED test takers
The test saw dramatic changes at the beginning of 2014..


New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch
On New Year's Eve, 2013, as people were setting up house parties around the country and Times Square workers were preparing for the ball to drop, a small few were instead rushing to their local GED testing centers. Tyron Jackson, a 24-year old resident of ...


As GED Pass Rates Plummet, Shmoop Provides an Affordable Solution
The number of people who passed the new GED test in 2014 was dramatically lower than it has been in the past, but Shmoop strives to help improve pass rates. (PRWeb January 23, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12465598.htm..


GED overhaul results in sharp drop in people passing
GED overhaul results in sharp drop in people passing Tougher high school-equivalency test has far fewer people taking, passing it Check out this story on lansingstatejournal.com: http://on.lsj.com/1JDW5Nd..


Why Aren't People Passing The New GED?
"A year after the GED exam underwent a massive overhaul EUR” one that made it far more difficult but more in line with what's expected of today's high school grads EUR” there has been a steep decline in people taking and passing the test." READ: Ivy League ...


American Samoa, Guam, Palau and Northern Marianas Choose ETS's HiSET Program as Provider for High School Equivalency .
PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To expand access to high school equivalency testing, education officials from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, Palau and Northern Marianas have approved the Educational Testing Service (ETS) HiSET program as an affordable alternative to the GED test. "We seek to provide everyone in our community with workforce development options, and ...


GNTC offering free GED practice tests
The free practice test must be taken at a GNTC Learning Center. Students who take the GED Ready practice test will find out if they are ready to pass the GED test, what skills they need to work on to pass the test, and will receive a personalized study plan...


High School Equivalency Test replaces GED
Iowa residents aiming to finish up high school by taking an equivalency exam are in for more than just a diploma EUR” theyll be as college and career ready as any other high school graduate, with the scores to prove it. Adopted by the state of Iowa last January to replace the General Equivalency Test, the High School Equivilancy Test, has a foundation in Iowas Common Core Curriculum. EURśThere were ...


Wisconsin saw far fewer GED graduates in 2014
The number of Wisconsinites who received a GED plummeted by 92 percent this year, in part due to more rigorous standards and an increase in testing fees...


New GED test sends failure rates spiraling
Linked to common core changes, long-term implications remain unclear in developments announced by GED Testing Service...


Big drop in numbers for passing GED test
The number of people taking EUR and passing EUR the GED test in Will County dropped dramatically from 2013 to 2014, mirroring numbers being seen all over the country and posing the question, will it continue? Of the 1,288 people who took the test in Will ...


GED pass rates are tumbling as a more rigorous online test settles in
Linked to common core changes, long-term implications remain unclear in developments announced for GED testing...


GED test more difficult for modern tech-driven job market
Daisey Gainey is nervous about failing the GED...


Is the new GED test an educational improvement or setback?
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio RELATED LINKS What will sink and what will survive as states test the Common Core? Why a GOP-controlled Congress may abandon No Child Left Behind law Schools provide educational and mental health support to influx of undocumented teens GWEN IFILL: The GED, or General Educational Development diploma, has long been an important high school equivalency credential ...


A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED
The new GED is more expensive, computer-based and tougher. As a result some states are embracing alternative tests, and the number of GEDs awarded last year fell...


GED testing, prep to be discounted in Feb.
The GED Testing Service has announced a special offer to help adults prepare for and take the GED test next month...


GED testing, prep to be discounted in Feb.
The GED Testing Service has announced a special offer to help adults prepare for and take the GED test next month...


GED now more of an obstacle than gateway for some
"This has been a venerable program and an important one," said CT Turner, a spokesman for test provider GED Testing Service. "The question was, 'Is it keeping up with high school equivalency?' " What happens to the GED is significant because it remains the ...


New GED Test Means Many Have To Start From Scratch
When the GED Testing Service created a new test in 2014, thousands realized they'd have to start the process over...


Report: One year after major overhaul, huge drop in people passing GED exam
EL PASO, Texas EUR In todays day and age, if you dont have a high school education, landing a job is hard. That leaves many adults who didnt finish high school in GED programs get themselves back on track...





The One Hour Online Academic Performance Program - Click Here


Technorati Tags: , ,