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GED PREPARATION

  GED PRACTICE EXAMS

The Official GED Practice Tests contain about half as many multiple-choice questions as does the full length GED Tests. The GED Writing Skills Practice Test also includes an essay part, as does the actual GED Writing Skills Test. Scores on the practice test are reported the same as on the full-length GED Tests. The scores will help identify general strengths and weaknesses in the areas examined. The practice tests allow an accurate prediction of how well people are likely to do on the full length tests.  Call the office 354-5551 to make an appointment to take the GED Practice Tests - testing sessions are held weekly.

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GED TEST

Cost: $40.00

The GED exams cover what graduating high school seniors are supposed to know about writing, science, mathematics, social studies, and literature and the arts. The test also measures reading comprehension, analytical ability, writing ability and other important skills. Only seven out of ten graduating high school seniors would earn passing scores if they took the GED exams.

Many people prepare for the GED exams with review, classes, books or practice tests. Many people already have the knowledge and skills they need. Passing the GED Tests lets them prove it. People who pass the GED exam account for one out of seven people who receive high school diplomas each year.

The GED test can take up to seven and a half hours The standard scored on all five GED parts range from 0 to 800.  The minimum score per section is 410 and the average for all five parts must be 450.

Except for Part II of the Writing Skills Test, which requires you to write an essay, all questions on the GED Tests are multiple choice with five possible answers given. The questions range in difficulty from easy to hard and cover a wide range of subjects.

For further information on the GED Test, call 1-800-62-MY-GED 
or contact the official Web site at
http://www.acenet.edu./programs/CALEC/GED/home.html

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SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Special editions of the GED exams designed for people who are visually impaired are available in Braille, audiocassette and large print formats. Any physical or mental disability that prevents you from being fairly tested under standard conditions may lead to a modification of standard testing conditions. In addition to the special editions of the test, some people simply require additional time, others may need special adaptive devices or someone to record their answers for them, or be given extra rest periods. If you have special requirements, discuss your needs with the GED Chief Examiner in your community to arrange for special testing. The GED Tests are not yet available on computer but they are available in Spanish and French.

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GED TEST INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE

 

The decision you have made to take the GED exam could be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. To help the exam go smoothly, please follow the instructions below.

Make an appointment to take the Official Practice GED Exam at an examining center and pass it with a minimum of 410 on an individual section and an overall average of at least 450. A fee form will be issued. The waiver must be sent with the or sent with the GED application to the State Department of Education in Columbus.

To register for the GED exam:

You may pre-register by sending your application to the GED office in Columbus. Follow ALL instructions on the form.

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GED TEST DATES

All testing dates are listed on our calendar
Click here to view calendar and testing dates.

Arrive 30 minutes before test to register.


 

On the day of the exam, bring:

1. Your authorization letter from Columbus (if applicable)

1. Social Security Number

2. Picture ID - This must be a driverís license, state identification card or other ID with your picture and signature.

3. Two #2 pencils and a blue or black pen

4. Food if desired.

YOU MUST HAVE ALL NECESSARY PAPERWORK COMPLETED TO TAKE THE TEST. ALL INFORMATION MUST BE CORRECT. OHIO REVISED CODE 2921 STATES THAT FALSIFICATION TO GET A CERTIFICATE IS A MISDEMEANOR IN THE FIRST DEGREE.

Remember, arrive thirty minutes early. No one will be admitted after the exam booklets are distributed. You will work at your own pace when taking the test.

In the event of bad weather, the test will be canceled automatically if Painesville City Schools are closed. If you are taking the test on a Saturday, listen to WBKC 1460 for test cancellation. Parking is available behind the Senior Citizen Building on Evenings and Saturdays only


Further questions may be directed to:

Carol Darr, Coordinator
Painesville ABLE
58 Jefferson Street
Painesville, OH 44077

440 354-5551
E-mail address: able@pcls.net


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