General Educational Development (GED®)

General Educational Development (or GED®) tests are a group of five subject tests which, when passed, certify that the recipient has American high school  level academic skills.  The five tests that comprise the GED® test battery are Language Arts:Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts:Reading, and Mathematics. 

The GED® Tests cannot be taken online and can only be taken at an official testing center. Go to to locate a testing center and register for the test.


To pass the GED® Tests and earn a GED® credential, test takers must score higher than 60 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide. The American Council on Education of the sole developer for the GED® test.
One in every seven Americans with high school credentials received the GED® , as well as one in 20 college students.

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