There must be a clear separation between GED instruction and GED testing to protect the integrity of the GED Tests. This page contains information about the GED Tests written specifically for adult education professionals to help better prepare students for the GED test.
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The vendor for scoring the GED tests changed effective July 1, 2007. NRSpro.com is the new Kentucky GED scoring contract vendor.
Adult education providers are asked to assist students in creating a GED123.org account, which allows online completion of the demographic form and student access to test scores within three business days. Instructions and a training video for creating GED123.org accounts are now available on KYAE’s Web site. GED scores will continue to be downloaded into AERIN. A revised timetable for downloading GED scores into AERIN will be determined in the near future.
Examinees will use pre-populated answer sheets that include their individual information. This change will eliminate many errors that occurred with bubbled information. Examiners will have the ability to pre-print answer sheets, make corrections online and scan answer sheets. KYAE will be able to add out-of-state scores for examinees who complete their GED testing in Kentucky. The services offered by NRSpro.com will eliminate mailing costs and will better serve KYAE students.
As soon as the new process is fully operational, KYAE will no longer mail non-passing results. Examinees will access scores through this website KYAE will still mail diploma packets to students with passing scores.
Please consult with your test center about the next scheduled test session. KYAE would like to transition to the new process as soon as possible. All examinees testing in August should have accounts and an access code.
The GED Tests measure the educational achievement of adults who are not high school graduates and compares their competency with that of high school graduates. For sample questions, click here.
If you started taking the GED Tests prior to January 1, 2002, but did not pass, your scores cannot be carried forward to complete your GED credential. You will need to take the entire test on the 2002 version administered at all GED test centers.
The Language Arts–Writing tests measure the ability to use standard English clearly and effectively.
Part I covers organization (15%) sentence structure (30%), usage (30%), and mechanics (25%–spelling, punctuation, capitalization).
Part II, the essay, measures the ability to demonstrate logic, organization, and effective use of Edited American English.
Parts I and II must be taken together.
Part I (multiple choice) consists of 50 items/75-minute time limit.
Part II (essay on assigned topic) consists of 45-minute time limit
The Language Arts–Reading test contains questions based on written passages from five areas — poetry; drama; prose fiction before 1920, between 1920-1960 (75%); and Nonfiction Prose (25%). One or more questions follow each passage. Test consists of 40 items/65-minute time limit.
The Social Studies test focuses on national history (25%), world history (15%), economics (20%), civics and government (25%) and geography (15%). No single form of the test includes all of the elements of any of these subjects. Test consists of 50 items/70-minute time limit.
The Science test covers subjects in the areas of life science (45%); earth and space science (20%); and physical science (35%–chemistry and physics). No single examination covers all of the topics. Test consists of 50 items/80-minute time limit.
The Mathematics test emphasizes number operations and number sense (25%); measurement and geometry (25%); data analysis, statistics and probability (25%); and algebra, functions and patterns (25%).
Part I consists of 25 items/45-minute time limit. Use of a calculator IS ALLOWED and will be provided by the testing center.
Part II consists of 25 items/45-minute time limit. Use of a calculator IS NOT ALLOWED.
The Mathematics test contains 10 alternate format problems.