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GED Testing

The New and Improved GED

In January 2014, the General Education Development (GED) Testing Service implemented a new version of the GED to help deliver a consistent testing experience nationwide and improve passing rates. The new GED tests on four areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science.

Changes include:


  • Computer-based delivery only
  • Same-day scoring
  • Offers two score levels:
    1. GED Passing Score: at or higher than the minimum needed to demonstrate high
    school equivalency-level skills and abilities
    2. GED Passing Score with Honors: at or higher than the minimum needed to
    demonstrate career- and college-readiness (CCR)
  • Increased test fee


Note: With the expiration of the previous GED in December 2013, any outstanding test scores or fees also expired.