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HOW IS IMPORTANT IS YOUR G.E.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS A G.E.D., THOSE WHO DID NOT FINISH HIGH SCHOOL ITS A VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.
IT NOW CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING EMPLOYED OR UNEMPLOYED. IT ALSO ALLOWS YOU TO
BECOME BETTER EDUCATED AIMING FOR THE ULTIMATE GOAL, COLLEGE



THE HISTORY OF G.E.D
HOW DID THIS PROGRAM COME TO BEING,
IT WAS FIRST CONCEIVED IN 1942 TO HELP WW II VETERANS AFTER THE WAR
SOME 18 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE PASSED THE G.E.D TEST
APPROXIMATELY 40,000 PEOPLE PASS IT EACH YEAR
1949 G.E.D. DIPLOMA
A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE
WHO BENEFITS FROM GED
WHO BENEFITS FROM GED
Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Latinos. Its a
program for all to benefit and learn.
INFORMATION AND FACTS
THE GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TESTS ARE A GROUP OF FIVE SUBJECT TEST WHICH, WHEN
PASSED, CERTIFY THAT THE TEST TAKER HAS AMERICAN OR CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL ACADEMIC
SKILLS. SOMETIMES GED IS MISTAKEN FOR GENERAL DEGREE OR GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA. THE
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION, WHICH OWNS THE GED TRADEMARK, COINED THE INITIALISM TO
IDENTIFY TEST OF GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT THAT MEASURES PROFICENCY IN SCIENCE,
MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL STUDIES, READING AND WRITING,
INFORMATION AND FACTS.
THE GED WAS CREATED IN NOVEMBER 1942, THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES INSTITUTE ASKED THE
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE) TO DEVELOP A BATTERY OF TESTS TO MEASURE HIGH SCHOOL
LEVEL ACADEMIC SKILLS. THESE TEST GAVE MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS WHO HAD ENROLLED IN
THE MILITARY BEFORE COMPLETING HIGH SCHOOL A WAY TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE.
PASSING THESE TEST GAVE RETURNING SOLDIERS AND SAILORS THE ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS THEY
NEEDED TO GET CIVILIAN JOBS AND GAIN ACCESS TO POST SECONDARY EDUCATION OR TRAINING.
INFORMATION AND FACTS
TO BRING IT TO PRESENT TIMES, THE GED IS NOT ONLY AVAILABLE TO MILITARY AND VETERANS. THE GED
TESTING IF FOR HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS, PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN AWAY FORM EDUCATION FOR A
WHILE. IT FOR IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE COME TO AMERICA AND NEED TO HAVE THEIR SKILLS ASSESSED.
THE GED TEST HAS BEEN REVISED FIVE TIMES, MOST NOTABLY 1988, HERE THEY CONCENTRATED ON THE
WRITING AND ESSAY. 4
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TIME IN 2002 HERE TO COMPLY WITH HIGH SCHOOL STANDARDS AND 2014 FOR
THE 5
TH
TIME WHERE IT WAS MADE TO BE TO BE TAKEN ON THE COMPUTERS WHICH WILL BE FASTER AND
MUCH EASIER.
THE GED
THERE IS A COST FOR THE TEST, IT CAN RANGE ANYWHERE FROM $45 TO $120 RANGING FROM STATE TO
STATE. THE TEST CAN BE TAKEN IN SECTIONS WHICH IS ABOUT $30 FOR EACH SECTION. THERE ARE FOUR
SECTIONS THAT MAKE UP THIS TEST.
THERE ARE OVER 3200 OFFICIAL TESTING SITES IN AMERICA AND CANDA. THESE SITES ARE MOSTLY IN
ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND NOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
THE SCORES FOR THE GED BATTERY TEST ARE SIMILAR AS THE SAT, RANGING FROM 200 TO 800. A
SCORE OF 800 PUTS THE GED TESTER WITHIN THE 1% OF GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. 2250 IS
THE RANGING SCORE FOR THE GED TEST, WITH EACH SECTION RANGING ABOUT 450 PER SECTION.