Get My GED: Test Questions and Prep Info

The GED (General Educational Development) test assesses knowledge and skills typically covered in a high school curriculum. Read on to discover where to find test questions and preparation information.

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How to Get Your GED

Finding Test Questions

A good place to find reliable information about the GED is on the official GED Testing Services website, sponsored by ACE (American Council of Education). The website has sample questions and answers from each subject area, including:

  • Language arts - reading and writing
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Mathematics

The GED Testing Service also recommends other sources the offer practice tests and sample questions. The official practice test (OPT) is available for a fee through Steck-Vaughn.

Adult Education Classes

If you haven't been in school for a while, you may want to prepare for the GED by attending classes. Your local adult education center is usually the place to find preparation advice. Instructors and staff at the centers might be able to give you a practice test and help you create an individualized study plan. They can also help you enroll in classes and suggest manuals and other instructional materials.

You can locate a local adult education center by contacting your state or county office of education. The GED Testing Service website also lists contacts for test preparation.

Online and Televised Preparation

The GED Testing Service recommends LiteracyLink, offered through a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate, Kentucky Educational Television (KET). After registering on the website, you can access practice tests, quizzes and other activities. The televised instruction is delivered through 39 separate videos covering specific areas of the GED, including tips on how to pass each test and specific advice on writing the essay.

You can find other online programs by searching on the Internet. Be advised that you can't take the GED test online, so be aware of false advertising. Before paying a fee or committing to a program, it's a good idea to find out what services are offered, such as feedback and individualized help with a teacher or tutor. Also, check to see if the program is recommended by an educational organization.

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