Frequently Asked Questions
What is the GED test?
It is a test of General Education Development. It is given by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education.
Who can take the test?
This test is for adults who did not graduate from high school. You can take the classes if you are at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school. You can not take the test until you are 19 unless the GED program applies for an age waiver for you.
What is the test like?
The GED tests cover the same subjects people study in high school. The five subject areas are: Writing Skills, Interpreting Literature and the Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics. You will not be required to know all the information that is usually taught in high school. You will, however, be tested on your ability to read and process information.
Why should you take the GED test?
Employees without high school or GED diplomas are having much greater difficulty changing jobs or moving up in their present companies. In many cases, employers will not consider hiring people who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
If you want to enroll in a college or university, a technical or vocational school, or even an apprenticeship program, you often must have a high school or GED diploma.
The most important thing is how you feel about yourself. You have the unique opportunity to turn back the clock by making something happen that did not happen in the past. You can now attain a GED diploma that not only will help you in the future, but will help you feel better about yourself now.
Where do I go to take the test?
Come to the second floor in City Hall at Sandstone. We will give you the GED pretest. These tests match the actual GED tests except that the practice tests are about half as long. We will help you find the best location and times for you to take the test.
Why should I take the practice tests?
The practice tests will help you become familiar with the types of subjects and questions on the GED tests and with the needed test-taking skills. Also, the scores you earn on the practice tests will help you estimate how well you will score on the actual GED tests.