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2014 High School Equivalency Testing

 

The Texas High School Equivalency exams are provided by GED Testing Service, LLC. The 2014 exam series consists of four content areas:  Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.


How do I register to take the high school equivalency exams? 
Go to www.ged.com to initiate the registration process.  At this point, you will have access to preparation resources or you can proceed to schedule your exams.  The testing centers will appear in order of closest proximity first.  Alternatively, you can register by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433).

How much do the new exams cost? 
The four content areas cost $33.75 each, for a total of $135. 

If an exam is failed, the test-taker can retake the exam two times for $13.75 within twelve months of the original failed attempt.  After the first three attempts, the test-taker will have to wait an additional 60 days to retake the exam at the full price of $33.75.

Do I have to take all four exams at one sitting? 
No.  You can register and pay for one exam at a time. 

What language options will the new test have?   
The 2014 series exams can be taken in English and/or Spanish. 

Can I take the exams in more than one language in Texas? 
Yes.  Beginning with the 2014 series, the test-taker will be able to choose the language for each individual exam.  As long as the minimum passing scores are achieved for each content area, a credential can be earned with both languages combined.  The new certificate will note in which language each content area was taken.

When will I receive more scores?
Currently, you will be able to see your scores in 2 - 3 days.  In the future, you will be able to see your scores within a few hours of testing.  Log back in to www.ged.com and click on "My Scores" in the blue bar at the top or "Get your Scores" on your "Scores" tile.

How will I receive my initial Certificate of High School Equivalency with scores?  
Typically within five days of passing your 2014 series exams, TEA will email you a PDF file of your State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency for you to print.  TEA will no longer mail certificates through the US Postal Service.

NOTE for 2014 test-takers only:  There will be a delay in the issuance of the Certificate of High School Equivalency while we complete our system upgrades.  For immediate verification of a 2014 Certificate of High School Equivalency, please email ged@tea.state.tx.us, subject line: "2014 Certificate Verification."
 

How do I get my current scores to finish testing?  
If you began testing after January 1, 2014, you established a login and password as part of the registration process.  To review your scores, go to www.ged.com.  If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot Password" to receive an email with a new temporary password.

Can I take the high school equivalency exams on paper? 
Beginning January 1, 2014, all high school equivalency exams must be taken on computer at official testing centers.  Paper-based testing is no longer available.   

Can I take the high school equivalency exams on line? 
No.  All exams must be taken at computer-based testing centers.  To register, go to www.ged.com.

What are the eligibility requirements to take the GED exams?
To take the GED exams in Texas, an individual must be a resident of Texas, have a government-issued photo ID and be 18 years of age or older. For more detailed information and exceptions, please visit our Eligibility Page.

Will my 2002 Series scores remain valid for the new 2014 test series?  
No. Scores cannot be combined from different test series. All incomplete 2002 GED test series scores expired on December 31, 2013. If you did not complete your testing, you will need to complete and pass all four exams in the 2014 test series

What are the passing score requirements to earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency? 
The 2014 GED Test Series scores range from 100 to 200. To earn a State of Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, one must achieve a minimum of 150 on each of the four exams.  Scores of 170 through 200 represent performance consistent with readiness for career and college.

More information on test scores can be found at Test Score Requirements and Retesting Policy.

Are Accommodations available for the new exams? 
Yes.  Modified testing conditions are available.  When the test-taker is registering at www.ged.com, answer yes when asked “Do you need to request accommodated testing conditions for a documented disability?” and you will receive further instructions via email.  For detailed information on Accommodations, please go to GED Testing Service Accommodations.

How do I prepare to take the high school equivalency Exams?  
Study material is available at most libraries and book stores. Most preparation books have practice tests that will help you determine when you are ready to test. There is also helpful information available at www.ged.com including a Free Practice Test.

To find a preparation program in your area, please contact TCALL at 800-441-READ (7323). 

Can I buy a voucher to pay for the GED exams?
Voucher purchase information can be found at Pearson Vouchers.  Additional information can be found at GED Testing Voucher FAQs.

   

Texas Education Agency-GED Unit
Email: ged@tea.state.tx.us 



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