About the GED
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About the GED
|All the information you need|
to know about the GED.
I need to get my GED. What is the test like and where can I take it? Does it cost money?
The GED test has 5 parts: Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Math. The questions are multiple choice with two exceptions. You must write an essay as a part of the Writing test and the Math test has some questions in which you must write the answer rather than choose between different answers.
|Any one test or all may be scheduled.|
Cost: The Fee is $60.00 for the full battery of five test, or $12.00 per each single test.
Timetable of a GED Test - Total: 7 hours, 15 minutes
|Section||Time Allowed||Number of Test Items||Description|
|Language Arts, Writing Part I||75 minutes||50||Organization 15%|
|Language Arts, Writing Part II||45 minutes||1 essay||Essay on given topic|
approximately 250 words
|The Social Studies Test||80 minutes||50||World History (25%)|
U.S. History (25%)
Civics and Government (25%)
|The Science Test||80 minutes||50||Life Science (45%)|
Earth & Space Science (20%)
Physical Science (35%)
|Language Arts, Reading|
|65 minutes||40||Literary Text (75%)|
Nonfiction Prose (25%)
|90 minutes||50||Number Operations and|
Number Sense 20-30%
Data Analysis, Statistics
and Probability (20-30%)
and Patterns (20-30%)
Your GED scores:
The GED test score range is between 200 and 800. You must average 450 points on all 5 tests in order to get your GED. You must score at least 2,250 total points. If you score less than 410 on any test, you must retake that test.
Your scores will be sent to you by the state GED Testing center in Harrisburg. You can request a copy of your scores by contacting:
Commonwealth Diploma Program Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street, 12th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
717.787.6747, option 1
When you request a copy of your scores you must include your name and social security number, complete address, birth-date, year tested, test center, and $3 money order, cashier's check, or certified check made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth's general GED information number is 717.783.6871.
Are the GED Tests available online?
The GED Tests CAN NOT be taken online. Information may be available on the Internet about the tests or preparing for the tests, but the official tests are only available at an Official GED Testing Center.
If you are retesting for one to four tests, you should be present 20 minutes prior to the above scheduled times for the test(s) that you will be taking inorder to register. All condidates must be on time. Late arrivers will not be admitted to the testing. A picture identification and socal security number are required to register.
Local Official GED Testing Center.
Williamsport Area School District - District Service Center
201 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
for more information call: 321-0200
The GED test does have time limits; therefore, the following test schedules will be strictly followed.
Registration Fees - 3:45 - 4:05 pm
Test 1 - Language Arts - 4:15-6:15pm
Test 2 - Science - 6:30 to 7:50 pm
Test 3 - Social Studies - 8:30am - 9:40am
Test 4 - Language Arts - Reading - 9:50-10:55am
Test 5 - Mathematics (Part 1) 11:00am to 12:00pm
Mathematics (Part 2) 12:05 - 12:50pm