Student Handbook
Student Handbook

GED Test Information

 

 

The General Education Development (GED) Test is computer-based and consists of four exams: Mathematical Reasoning, Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. Across the four tests, students will be tested on their ability to read and process information, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Testers will also be required to write an essay. A Texas Instrument TI-30XS Multiview scientific calculator may be used in the second section of the Mathematics test and during the Social Studies and Science exams. GED exams may be taken in English or Spanish. Registration for the GED tests must be completed online via: www.ged.com . Interested candidates must create an account with GED Testing Service in order to register, schedule, and pay for the exams. 

 

 

The Texas Education Agency/GED Testing Service, LLC guidelines specify that in order for candidates to be eligible to take the GED exams and receive a certificate of high school equivalency, the following conditions must be met:  

 

     

  1. The individual must be a resident of Texas or a member of the U.S. armed forces stationed at a Texas installation.
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  1. The individual must be at least eighteen (18) years old. A seventeen (17) year old is eligible to test with parental or guardian consent, proof of Texas residency, and proof of official school withdrawal. A sixteen (16) year old may test if (a) recommended by a public agency that has supervision/custody under a court order or (b) in a Job Corps. Training program. Additional requirements/documents may apply. Candidates must contact the GED Testing Service at 1-877-392-6433 or 1-877-450-3276 for additional information on age exceptions.
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  1. The individual must present a valid Texas Driver’s License or a valid Texas ID in order to be admitted for testing. Other forms of identification issued by a governmental agency may be acceptable. Texas jurisdiction requires that all eligible GED test takers provide proof of Texas residency. If not presenting a valid Texas ID/Driver’s License, please contact GED Testing Service/Pearson VUE at 1-866-752-7344 for further instruction.
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  1.  Registered GED students should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled testing. 
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It is strongly recommended that candidates prepare for the GED test. The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100-200. To earn a certificate of high school equivalency, candidates must score a minimum of 145 on each of the four tests. Candidates cannot combine scores from previous test series with the current 2014 test series.

 

 

 

Certificates are issued by TEA approximately five business days after candidates pass the fourth exam. TEA will email candidates their initial certificate to the email address provided upon registration. TEA no longer sends paper certificates by mail, fax, or email.

 

 

 

To obtain a duplicate copy of an official GED certificate and test scores or a verification letter, candidates must lo on to http://tea.texas.gov/GED.html and click on the Texas GED Certificate/Transcript Search link. A cost of $5.00 payable by credit card or check (automated clearing house) is applicable. The certificates/verifications must be printed during this transaction.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact the Assessment Center at (956) 721-5418.