General Education Development (GED)
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.
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:
The individual must be a resident of
Texas or a member of the U.S. armed forces stationed at a Texas
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
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.
Registered GED students should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled testing.
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.
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.
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.
more information, please contact the Assessment Center at (956) 721-5418.