REQUESTING GED RECORDS
Test takers may request GED records from July 1990 to current by accessing the following website: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/gedrequest-a-transcriptIf you tested prior to July 1990, please contact the center where you originally tested.
NEW GED EXAM
Beginning January 1, 2014 there will be a new GED exam.
The most significant change is that the exam is now computer-based.
College of the Redwoods will begin offering the new GED exam Friday, July 11th, 2014.
Please read below for more information, or go to California GED Information for California-
specific GED information, or GED FAQs for general GED information.
To register for the GED Exam visit www.GED.com.
WHAT IS THE GED
Anyone 18 years or older who has not obtained a high school
diploma may apply to take theGED (General Education Development)
test. Passing the 7-1/2 hour exam earns an internationally recognized
high school equivalent credential that may be used to further education,
help obtain employment, or achieve other personal goals.
California charges $35 per module for the GED test. There are four modules.
IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
In California you’re required to be a resident.
The California Department of Education has provided the following list of documents that may be used to prove California residency:
If you have more questions about the state’s testing program, please contact the state office at (916) 445-9438.
The minimum age for testing is 18, as determined by the California Department of Education.
There are some exceptions; please contact College of the Redwoods for information on taking the GED exams at 17 years of age by calling 707.476.4500 during business hours (M-F 9:00 -4:00.)
GED DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
GED Testing Service is committed to ensuring access to theGED test for all individuals with disabilities and supports the intention of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).
Candidates who have a documented disability and are unable to take theGED in a standard test administration may request special testing accommodations. Please visit GED Test Accomodations for more information or to submit a request for accomodations.
PREPARATION AND PRE-TESTING
Research shows that GED candidates have a better chance of passing the exam if they are well-prepared for it. Some people prepare by taking classes, or studying GED preparation books, or online materials. Others may simply brush up on a few subject areas where they feel they need to practice. Candidates can get help studying for the GED and may be able to take official practice tests through the following resources:
Community Education Preparation
Free Online Preparation
Log on to www.co.humboldt.ca.us/library. At the left of the screen, click on Articles & Databases.
Then click on Testing & Educational Reference Center. You will need to enter your library card # at this point.
Then click on Learning Express Library. You will need to enter your login information at this point.
Printed Preparation Materials
Textbooks by Kaplans, Barrons, ARCO, among others, are often available at local bookstores, new and used.
Official GED Practice Tests are comparable in content, level of difficulty, and format to the GED Tests.
THE GED EXAM
What is the 2014 GED test
The 2014 GED test is a four-part test administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED graduates earn a GED credential. The type of credential issued (diploma or certificate) varies by state.
What is on the 2014 GED test?
The 2014 GED test is designed to measure the skills and knowledge equivalent to a high school course of study and supports an adult’s successful transition to careers or college.
The GED test has four content areas and takes roughly seven and a half hours:
The Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes long and testing is broken down into three sections:
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
The Mathematical Reasoning test is 115 minutes long and is one single section.
Part 1 (first 5 questions) calculators not allowed
Part 2 (remaining 41 test questions) calculators allowed
Students must submit their answers to the first five questions before moving on to the rest of the test. These parts are not timed separately.
The Social Studies test is 90 minutes long and testing is broken down into two sections:
The Science test is 90 minutes long and is one single section. There are two Short Answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separately. Students are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the Short Answer questions.
It is offered in English and Spanish and delivered on computer at an Official GED Testing Center (not online).
Registering for the GED Exam
You must register for the GED exam online by visiting www.GED.com. The exam must be taken at an approved testing center.
GENERAL HINTS FOR TESTING
Before the Test
Be sure to bring your photo ID with you.
During the exam the following items may not be held at your seat:? purses, backpacks, tote bags, cell phones, pagers, portable music players, hand-held electronic games, calculator watches, food items, textbooks, notebooks or other written materials, jackets, coats or hats, and any other non-essential items.
PLEASE ONLY BRING ESSENTIAL PERSONAL ITEMS WITH YOU TO THE EXAM!! Limited lockable storage is available.
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College of the Redwoods
Community & Economic Development
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707.476.4500 Fax: 707.443.3417