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COMPUTER BASED TESTING 2014:

Reminder:

·         The Test Series has changed effective January 2, 2014, and will only be given on computer at an authorized Computer Based Site 

·         Scores for the 2002 Series or prior will not carry forward to the new Test Series

·         Parental Consent forms are still needed for computer based testing (Age 17 only)

·         Age Waivers signed by the Superintendent of the last school attended are still needed for computer based testing (Age  17)

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1.    Create a MyGEDTM account

2.    Click on the link below to access the MyGED How-To-Guide to register @ www.ged.comhttp://www.gedtestingservice.com/uploads/files/53ce363dfa27d3efab66a40c2c8a9d1e.pdf 

Age Requirements

To take the Alabama GED® test, you must be officially withdrawn from school and be 18 years of age or older. Exceptions to the age requirement may be granted if:

YOU ARE 17 YEARS OF AGE, BUT LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE –

Have the Superintendent (or designee) of the school district where you last attended complete and sign the GED® Age Waiver Form. A parent, guardian or court official must sign the GED® Parental Consent Form. Applicants are required to submit the GED® Age Wavier Form and Parental Consent Form annually (January - December). If you are not successful on the GED® test during that calendar year, you will not be required to resubmit a new Age Waiver Form and Parental Consent Form with the second or third application. 

GED Fees

COMPUTER-BASED FEES

The cost of the computer-based GED test is $120. 

 

The 2014 GED® Test Specifications

·         Four content areas:

·         Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
- Section 1 (35 minutes*)
- Section 2 (45 minutes)
- Student Break (10 minutes)
- Section 3 (60 minutes*)
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.

·         Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Part 1 - (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
- Part 2 - (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed

·         As of Friday, February 21, 2014, the standard time allowance on the GED® test - Mathematical Reasoning was increased by 25 minutes.

·         The time allowance for GED Ready™ - Mathematical Reasoning was also increased by 13 minutes.

·         Science (90 minutes)

·         Social Studies (90 minutes)
- Section 1 (65 minutes)
- Section 2 (25 minutes)

·         English and Spanish

·         3 opportunities to test per year, per content area

·         Seven different item types:

·         Extended response

·         Drag-and-drop

·         Drop-down

·         Fill-in-the-blank

·         Hot spot

·         Multiple choice

·         Short answer

·         Delivered on computer (not online)

·         Paper testing only available as an accommodation