What is the Format?
The GED test is broken down into four sections: Language Arts; Social Studies; Science; and Mathematical Reasoning. The Social Studies section and the Mathematics section are further broken down into two parts and the Language Arts sections in three parts. Part II of the Language Arts - Writing section gives you 45 minutes to write an essay. Part II of the Mathematics section allows you to use a calculator, but Part I does not. Question types include multiple choice, drag and drop, fill in the blank, hot spot, and short and extended answer.
How is the Exam Scored and What if I Don't Pass?
According to the GED Testing Service, www.gedtestingservice.com, the passing score range on each individual test is 150-169. To pass, you must make a minimum score of 150 on each portion AND a total score of 600. Scores of 170 or higher are considered Honors.
If you fail any of the sections, you will need to retake them. There is no waiting period in Oklahoma for retaking any portion of the GED; however, after the third attempt, there is a 60-day waiting period.
Who is Eligible?
You are eligible to take the GED test in Oklahoma if you are at least 18 years old. Those under 18 must submit a completed release form, which must be signed by both a parent or legal guardian as well as a school administrator.
How do I Register and What Does it Cost?
To register, you must create a MyGED account at www.ged.com. The cost to take the GED in Oklahoma is $34 per each module or subtest.
How do I Prepare?
You can prepare for the GED in ultimately two ways: through independent study or by taking a preparation class. Typically, educators encourage the latter because you receive guidance from an actual teacher and there will be someone there to answer any questions you may have.
If you choose to study independently, there are a number or resources available to you. Go to your library to check out their free study materials. Go online to find free study materials and free practice tests, such as those offered at the GED website. Of course, you can always purchase study materials from your local bookstore or off the Internet.
If you choose to take a preparation class, you should contact your nearest testing center, they will probably be able to provide with a listing of local adult education GED preparation centers. You can also visit America's Literacy Directory, www.literacydirectory.org, to find an adult education center near you for preparation classes. Also, try contacting your nearest community college to determine if they offer preparation classes.