NEW GED EXAM
Beginning January 1, 2014 there will be a new GED exam.
The most significant change is that the exam is now computer-based.
College of the Redwoods will be offering the new exam soon. Detailed information about the new exam, fees, schedule, registration, and more will be available soon.
WHAT IS THE GED?
Anyone 18 years or older who has not obtained a high school
diploma may apply to take the GED (General Education Development)
test. Passing the 7-1/2 hour exam earns an internationally recognized
high school equivalent credential that may be used to further education,
help obtain employment, or achieve other personal goals.
More fee information will be available soon.
IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
GED candidates must present current photo identification issued by the government. The following are acceptable forms of ID:
More identification and registration information will be available soon.
The minimum age for testing is 18, as determined by the California Department of Education.
There are some exceptions; please contact College of the Redwoods for information on taking the GED exams at 17 years of age by leaving a message at 707.269.4014 or calling 707.269.4000 during business hours (M-F 9:00 -4:00.)
GED DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Candidates who have a documented disability and are unable to take the GED in a standard test administration may apply to the State of California for special testing accommodations. Please contact College of the Redwoods at 707.269.4014 with questions or to obtain the required application form. The process of approving GED test accommodations may take up to two months to complete.
PREPARATION AND PRE-TESTING
Research shows that GED candidates have a better chance of passing the exam if they are well-prepared for it. Some people prepare by taking classes, or studying GED preparation books, or online materials. Others may simply brush up on a few subject areas where they feel they need to practice. Candidates can get help studying for the GED and may be able to take official practice tests through the following resources:
COMMUNITY EDUCATION PREPARATION
Eureka Adult School: 441-3345
Employment Training Dept, Skills Lab: 441-4623
FREE ONLINE PREPARATION
www.gedtest.org – The American Council on Education GED Testing Service official website.
www.gedpractice.com – The Steck-Vaughn Adult Education website.
Humboldt County Library *(Note: you must have a library card to access this preparation site.) Log on to www.co.humboldt.ca.us/library. At the left of the screen, click on Articles & Databases. Then click on Testing & Educational Reference Center. You will need to enter your library card # at this point. Then click on High School Tools and then on GED.
PRINTED PREPARATION MATERIALS
Textbooks by Kaplans, Barrons, ARCO, among others, are often available at local bookstores, new and used.
Official GED Practice Tests are comparable in content, level of difficulty, and format to the GED Tests.
THE GED EXAMS
More information about the new GED exam will be available soon.
GENERAL HINTS FOR TESTING
BEFORE THE TEST
Be sure to bring your photo ID with you.
During the exam the following items may not be held at your seat: purses, backpacks, tote bags, cell phones, pagers, portable music players, hand-held electronic games, calculator watches, food items, textbooks, notebooks or other written materials, jackets, coats or hats, and any other non-essential items.
TAKING THE TESTS
More information available soon.
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College of the Redwoods
Community & Economic Development
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707.269.4000 Fax: 707.443.3417