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Please go to www.ged.com for more information about the GED® tests. You will need to create an account with GED® Testing Service to allow you to schedule a test.
The 2014 GED® test is a computer based test, comprised of four subtests:
1. Reasoning through Language Arts
2. Mathematical Reasoning (120 minutes)
3. Science (90 minutes)
4. Social Studies (75 minutes)
Test takers should be familiar with a computer keyboard and have basic computer skills,
such as: using a pull-down menu, cutting and pasting, highlighting text, and dragging/dropping text.
Currently the GED® tests are $35.00 per sub- test. The 2nd and 3rd retests are discounted to $15 per subtest if taken 90 days after the initial test.
Please be aware all GED® registration, payment, and test scores are exclusively accessed through GED® testing service at www.ged.com.
Sunrise Tech Center will be testing most Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm. For a complete schedule and updates of test dates that Sunrise Tech Center offers, please continue to check this website.
Sunrise Tech Center offers GED® preparation classes and other basic computer classes to prepare you for the new GED®.
What test subject should students take first?
In what order should students take the GED® test subjects? While there’s no “best” order, we wanted to share a recommended strategy that has led to noticeable improvement in student GED® test success. Here’s what Katie Stoecker, former Michigan-area GED® program administrator and current GED Testing Service student advisor suggests:
Start with Reasoning Through Language Arts. The critical thinking, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills needed for RLA are also needed for Science and Social Studies. Plus, RLA has the most strenuous of the constructed responses – once students can write for RLA, they’ll be prepared to write for the other test subjects.
Take Social Studies next. With the foundational skills in place, students just need to brush up on their social studies background knowledge and practice the shorter Social Studies extended response.
Move on to Science. By now, students have a lot of the skills they already need. Focus on brushing up their science background knowledge and developing their data analysis skills.
Finally, it’s time to tackle Mathematical Reasoning. The skills needed for the Math test are very different than the skills needed for the other three tests. It’s also a good idea for students to pass the other three tests before moving on to Math to help boost their confidence and encourage them to finish.
Learn more about the series of four GED Tests
Part One “Reasoning through Language Arts”
Did you know that you will be given 155 minutes to take both parts of the test? The test is offered in three sections, with a 10 minute optional break.
Did you know that the passing score is 145 or higher?
Did you know that seventy-five percent of the texts in the exam are informational texts (including nonfiction drawn from the science and the social studies as well as a range of texts from workplace contexts); 25 percent are literature?
Did you know that the strongest predictor of career and college readiness is the ability to read and comprehend complex texts, especially nonfiction?
Did you know that the test will require you to demonstrate your ability to:
1. Read closely
2. Write clearly
3. Edit and understand the use of standard written English in context
Did you know that on the Reading Comprehension section of the test that you will be asked to:
1. Determine the details of what is explicitly stated and make logical inferences or valid claims that square with textual evidence
2. Read and respond to questions from a range of texts that are from the upper levels of complexity, including texts at the career and college-ready level of text complexity
Did you know that on the Writing section of the test that you will be asked to:
1. Draw relevant and sufficient evidence from a literary or information text to support analysis and reflection.
2. Use technology to produce writing, demonstrating sufficient command of keyboarding skills.
Did you know that your test will be scored three key elements?
Trait 1: Analysis of Arguments and Use of Evidence
Trait 2: Development of Ideas and Structure
Trait 3: Clarity and Command of Standard English