Many Project Learn students are ready to begin studying for the GED test. We help them further develop their reading, writing and math skills in preparation for taking the GED test. Individuals who participate in this class must have at least a 4.0 reading level for Pre-GED and 9.0 level for GED and have a goal for getting their GED diploma. The Pre-GED class teaches students the skills necessary to pass the test. The GED class applies the skills in test situations and applications.
The 2014 GEDŽ Test is composed of four subtests, including:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA)
This text is a combination of reading comprehension, language and evidence-based writing. Test-takers will be asked to determine the main idea, point-of-view, meaning of words and phrases, determine what is explicitly stated, make logical inferences based on evidence, make inferences about characters, analyze, and draw comparisons between texts. Test-takers will also be asked to read one or more source texts and write an analytic extended response using evidence drawn from the text(s).
- Social Studies
This test is a mixture of civics and government (50%), US History (20%), economics (15%), and geography (15%). Items will assess textual analysis and understanding, data representation and inference skills, and problem solving with social studies content. Focusing themes are development of modern liberties and democracy and dynamic responses in societal systems.
This test is a trio of life science (40%), physical science (40%), and earth and space science (20%). Items will test textual analysis and understanding, data representation and inference skills, and problem solving with science content. Focusing themes are human, health and living systems and energy and related systems.
This test is a combination of quantitative problem solving (45%) and algebraic problem solving (55%). Items will include number sense and computation, one-step and multi-step word problems, rate, ratio and percent word problems, quantitative problems in geometric measurement, quantitative problems in statistical measurement, transforming expressions, solving equations, lines in the coordinate plane and function concepts.
Taking about seven hours to complete, students must score at least 145 on each subtest in order to pass. At Project Learn, our students take the GED Test for a variety of reasons, including getting a job, advancing in a job, getting into college or qualifying for military service.
Adults who are at least 16 years old and are officially withdrawn from school may be eligible to take the official GED test.
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