What is the GED® Test Like?
The General Education Development (GED®) test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
- Four parts:
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (70 minutes)
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only)
- English and Spanish
What is the passing score?
On the GED® test you need to earn at least 145 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED® Ready: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED at http://www.ged.com to get ready with GED® Ready. Enrolled students in Intermediate Unit 1’s classes will be supported with a GED® Ready: The Official Practice Test.
How do I register?
Registration is simple. Simply sign up for MyGED at http://www.ged.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you'll be able to schedule right then. Your Intermediate Unit 1 Instructor will help you register for the test when you are ready.
When can I schedule?
Scheduling is available 24 hours a day seven days a week with MyGED at http://www.ged.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.
Is there a fee to take the test?
You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. In Pennsylvania the fee per subject is $30.00. Payment vouchers may be available to enrolled Intermediate Unit 1 students.
Where are the GED® Test Centers?
The following locations offer the official GED® test:
- Penn Commercial, Washington, PA
- Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Oakdale, PA
- PIC of Westmoreland/Fayette, Youngwood, PA
- Laurel Business Institute, Uniontown, PA
- Pennsylvania CareerLink Alle-Kiski, New Kensington, PA
IU1 offers GED preparation classes as part of its Adult Basic Literacy Education program.
For more information on the GED testing program, contact:
Adult Basic Literacy Education Coordinator
724-938-3241 ext. 276