What are the GED tests?
GED tests allow those who have not graduated
from high school to earn a credential that is equivalent to a high school diploma. The GED is accepted by post-secondary educational institutions, the military and businesses as a valid high school credential.
Am I eligible to take
the GED tests?
A person is eligible to take the GED tests
if they are 16 years or older AND not enrolled in high school AND do not have a high school diploma. If you are 16 or 17 years old a signed consent form is needed.
How should I prepare for
Call VAL and we will let you know where the
closest Learning Center is to you. We have teachers at various locations around Vermont. Take a look at our schedules to find a teacher nearest you.
How much does it cost?
It costs $17.00 to take each test-$85.00 for
all five. Assistance for covering test fees should be discussed with local offices.
Where do I sign up to take
the GED tests?
A tester coming to Vermont Adult Learning may sign up at
one of the Vermont Adult Learning
Centers to fill out an application and make an appointment to take the GED tests. A teacher can answer any questions you may have and give you a practice test. If you need to study before you take a test, a VAL teacher can give you homework and meet with you at a Learning Center.
What score do I need to
The minimum passing standard score on each individual test is 410, with a minimum standard score total of all five tests of 2250. The maximum standard score on each individual test is 800.
How will I know if I
GED tests are scored by the Vermont Department of Education, GED Office, in Montpelier. Please allow two to three weeks for results.
What if I don't pass?
You can re-take the GED tests if you do not pass the first time. You may only take the GED tests three times in one year.
What are the GED tests
To earn a General Educational Development
certificate (GED) one must take and pass five tests. The Social Studies, Science, and Reading test are multiple choice. The Writing Skills test has two parts-one is multiple choice and the second part of the test is an essay. In the first part of the Math test a calculator may be used. In the second part some questions are multiple choice and some must be figured out by the tester.
Click here to go the Vermont Dept. of Education GED site for additional information.