GED Testing Center

GED Testing Center

What Is The GED®?

The 2014 GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.

The GED® test has four content areas and takes a little over seven hours:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) - 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning - 90 minutes
  • Science - 90 minutes
  • Social Studies - 90 minutes

It is offered in English and Spanish 

What is a computed-based GED®?

Computer-based testing will allow students to take the GED®  at our testing center using a computer rather than paper and pencil.

Benefits include:

  • Test-takers can access an easy-to-use online registration and scheduling system
  • Programs will eliminate the need for securing test booklets
  • Streamlined services from GED® Testing Service and its partner, Pearson VUE, will centralize registration, scheduling, testing and scoring 

How do I register to take the GED® ?

Call 1-877-EXAM-GED ( 1-877-392-6433)

OR

Visit this website to complete registration:

www.ged.com

What is the testing schedule?

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

What do I bring with me on the day of my test?

Please provide one valid form of identification.  The ID must be government-issued and non-expired.  It must also include the test-taker’s name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.  GED Testing Service accepts the following primary forms of ID:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Learner’s Permit
  • National/State/Country Identification Card
  • Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign)

Tester MUST be a Texas resident.  If ID is issued from another state, student will need proof of residency such as a bill.  Nothing else is required, all required material will provided to you at the testing center. 

Will my 2002 Series scores remain valid for the new 2014 test series? 

No. Scores cannot be combined from different test series. All incomplete 2002 GED test series scores expired on December 31, 2013. If you did not complete your testing, you will need to complete and pass all four exams in the 2014 test series.

How do I prepare for the GED®?

Material can be found in local libraries and most bookstores. Study material and official practice exams are also availble online at www.ged.com through GED Ready at student's cost. 

What is GED Ready™?

GED Ready™ is the official practice test for the 2014 GED®test. It was developed by the same people who created the real test, but it's only half the length of the actual test.

  • It's the only test designed to tell you instantly if you are likely to pass the real test.
  • If you're not ready for the real test, you will receive specific instructions on what to study next.
  • The test questions look exactly like the real test, so you will be prepared on test day.

Cost for each practice test is $6.00 per subject.   

What is needed to use GED Ready™ at home?

  • Must take on a computer not mobile device
  • Minimum internet browser version: Internet Explorer 8.x, Firefox 6.x, Safari 5.x, or Chrome 12.x
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled
  • You will need a scientific calculator for portions of the math test. We recommend using the TI 30XS.

(Calculator not provided on practice exams BUT is provided during official GED and student MUST use built in calculator)

Remember take the practice test in one sitting at a quiet place where you can fully concentrate.

How much do the exams cost?

The four content areas cost $33.75 each, for a total of $135. 

If an exam is failed, the test-taker can retake the exam two times for $13.75 within twelve months of the original failed attempt.  After the first three attempts, the test-taker will have to wait an additional 90 days to retake the exam at the full price of $33.75.

Do I have to take all four exams at one sitting?

No.  You can register and pay for one exam at a time. 

What does it mean to “pass” the GED® test?

The GED® test will have a passing score of 150 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each part and a total score of 600 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential. You may also earn an “Honors” score if you receive a score of 170 on a test part. 

  • Below Passing: 100 – 149
  • Passing Score: 150 – 169
  • Honors Passing Score: 170 – 200

When do I get my score report?

Scores are available the same day you test on your MyGEDTM online portal under the My Scores section. Log in at www.ged.com to see your scores.  A full report will be available within 3 hours of testing on all content areas through the enhanced score report.

Who do I contact if I have questions about taking GED® test?

GED®  Testing Center
6632 Bandera Rd
Building B
210-397-7569
Sasha.luevano@nisd.net