Test taking strategies

General Tips

The GED tests are done completely on a computer, except for student with disabilities who are required and allowed to take the tests in a paper-based format. Let’s take a look at paper-based testing now. Also here, the scores on your GED® exam are based exclusively on how many of the test’s questions you answered correctly, and you can only benefit if you answer all questions.

Candidates should not be spending too much of the given time on each individual question, so if you don’t know an answer you best mark that answer that seemed to be best in the first place. If you mark two answers for a question, you will not receive any credit for that specific question. For each question, just one answer may be marked, there is always just one correct answer to each individual question.

Please be sure that your marks on the answer sheets completely fill the circles and are dark. The multiple choice questions on your Writing Skills answer sheet have large bubbles that surround smaller white bubbles, ans you only need to fill the smaller white bubbles.

You should not be making any stray marks on your answer sheets, and if you erase anything, you should do so completely, and please check if every circle you marked on your answer sheets is corresponding with that question’s number to your answer choice.

Tips for Testing Within the Time Limits

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download-15Q. If a student needs scores right now. Is the examiner allowed to provide a copy?
A. No, test centers are not giving out score details. The state office is issuing diplomas and official transcripts. Through AERIN, adult education programs can access student scores, but these scores are only available to support the programs with their instruction efforts, and not to give out score information to students.

Q. If a student has no Social Security number, can he/she still student test?
A. There’s no need for students to hold a Social Security number, nor do they need to be U.S. citizens, to be able to test for the GED exam. All students, though, must the eligibility requirements that apply in Kentucky. When a student is not having a Social Security number, providers funded through KYAE must give those students the number that they use for enrollment to AERIN. The student is required to enter this same number onto the answer sheets and demographics form instead of the social security number. This grants the adult education center access to student scores through AERIN. On the answer sheets and demographics form, the students must indicate that this number is a ‘Jurisdiction’, and not a Social Security number. For non-funded programs, bubble KY5, residence county code (3 digits), day and month of birth of the student. Test centers can access student records also by birth date and name.

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GED Test for Students with Disabilities

images-32All GED testing centers, and all GED testing operations, need to be in compliance with all requirements of the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act. All GED testing need to be offered in places that are accessible to individuals with disabilities, and in a way that they can freely take the GED tests. This implies that all GED testing sites need to be ADA-accessible, and this also means that testing sites must provide accommodations to all persons with documented disabilities. If candidates want to receive accommodations, they need to timely submit a request form that includes proper documentation (from a qualified diagnostician).

If the request is valid and done within the proper time frame, the State GED Administrator will grant approval for the accommodations. A GED Examiner may not be providing accommodated GED testing to an applicant if he doesn’t have prior permission from the Kentucky GED office, as providing any accommodations without holding prior approval may lead to closure of the GED testing site. There are, though, accommodations that do not require prior approval, for example providing large print versions of the GED test at regular testing time, and in doubt, please contact a GED testing site near you to learn all about their possibilities and accommodation policy. You can find a full list of GED testing sites in Kentucky here.

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GED Testing Misconduct Policy

images-34GED Testing Service is a Washington, DC based organization that includes the American Council on Education (ACE) and one of the world’s largest education publishing companies Pearson VUE. The organization requires the strictest enforcement of all their testing standards. Test takers are pretty clearly informed that their scores will are invalid and that they will be denied a GED diploma, or that their certificate will be revoked if they will engage in one or more of the listed misconduct.

GED testing Service has a pretty long list of misconduct, so take your time and become totally aware of eventual implication. The list includes impersonating another person, the presentation of false identification, receiving advance test questions or answers, copying from another test taker, talking during the GED test, removing or trying to remove part of the GED test from the test room, use any sort of unauthorized aid, taking non-authorized time extension, leaving your seat when testing without the examiner’s permission, sitting in another seat than assigned, disclosing any essay topic or test item after testing, falsifying a GED transcript or certificate, taking one of the GED modules more often than allowed in a calendar year, taking the identical GED test more than one time, entering the testing room while the test is administrated, soliciting any sort of information from other students on essay topics or any other GED question, and any other misbehavior or misconduct to be determined by the Chief Examiner or the State Administrator.

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GED Information for Educators

There needs to a clear and distinct separation between GED® testing and the instruction for students to get optimally prepared for the four GED tests. This is needed for the protection of the GED Tests’ integrity. This post is offering you a lot of information about the Kentucky GED test and aims to help adult education professionals with preparing students better for the latest version of the GED exam that was rolled out across the U.S. in January 2014.

In 2012, PearsonVUE, a major education publisher and test developer, joined forces with the American Council on Education (ACE) to develop a new Series of GED tests that would better suit the modern-day workplace and the requirements of institutions of higher education. The new GED exam was introduced nationwide in January, 2014., and is available only in a computerized format. There are now four sub-tests on the academic fields of Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts, and because the latest version of the GED exam is more challenging than the former edition, getting optimally prepared is crucial.

Students are required to create an account on the website of GED Testing Services, GED.com. Adult education providers may help students with this process, and one of the many advantages is that students cal learn their scores right away. No longer do they have to wait in anxiety for weeks. The new GED exam is modular,, meaning that students can take one of the four sub-tests (modules) at a time. Scores have a validity of two years.   Instructions and training videos for creating their own accounts at GED.com are available on the website of KYAE,

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