ABOUT THE GED® TEST
The GED® test was created in 1942 as a second-chance opportunity. It is the only nationally recognized high school equivalency test aligned with the current high school standards and career and college readiness expectations recognized in all 50 states.
Did you know?
- People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential.
More than 18 million people have passed the GED® test…you can pass it, too!
GED® 2014 TEST
The GED® 2014 test is entirely computer-based with multiple choice, short answer and essay questions. It consists of four (4) test sections: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.
Although the test is computer-based, it is not done through the internet. Students must take the test at an authorized testing center.
The Department of Adult and Community Education (ACE) of the School District of Palm Beach County is the official GED® testing center for Palm Beach County.
GED® TEST FAQS
DON'T FEEL PREPARED? DON'T WORRY. WE ARE HERE TO HELP.
We offer convenient GED® studies ONLINE and on-site in our school locations and satellite sites. Click here for school locations
NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS?
The Palm Beach County Library system offers a variety of FREE computer classes in English, Spanish and Creole. Click here for details and schedule
GED® TEST INFO
Palm Beach County Testing Center Locations:
Delray Full Service School
301 SW 14th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
3950 RCA Boulevard, Suite 5002, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33401
Test Duration Time
Reasoning through Language Arts - 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning - 115 minutes
- Science - 90 minutes
- Social Studies - 90 minutes
Total test time: approx. 8 hours
Test-takers can take sections of the GED® test in any order they want to. Candidates can take the test one part at a time, on different days, or all at the same time. However, we do not recommended that testers take all four parts of the test on the same day, as eight hours is a long time to be testing with just four 10-minute breaks.
Each test costs $32 and can be taken separately. The full battery of tests costs $128.
There is a discounted retesting fee for students who do not pass a section of the GED on the first attempt. Students will be allowed two (2) retests per content area at $12 each.
Questions about the GED® test? Call 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433)
Register early; appointments fill up quickly!