FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign my 16-17 year old up for the GED test?

The student must show withdrawal papers from the school he/she is now attending in Collier County. You can obtain withdrawal papers from your high school guidance department. Parents need to fill out the Age Waiver permission form when they come in with their 16-17 year old to register.

How long does it take to get the results back?

Scores are available online,on a smartphone or tablet for easy access within a few hours of taking the test.

Click Here for step by step instructions on how to get your scores.

How can I register for the GED classes?

To register for the GED classes at Lorenzo Walker Technical College (LWTC), students will attend an orientation. Space is limited so you should pre-register for orientation at the front reception desk in person or by calling 239-377-0900. When you arrive, check in at the reception desk. The orientation and testing will begin promptly, so please arrive on time. To register for classes at the Immokalee Technical College (iTECH) in IMMOKALEE, you may arrive between the hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – Noon and Monday through Thursday 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 239-377-9900.

Do you have Online Classes?

For Home based Online Classes email Bonnie Thompson at thompsbo@collierschools.com

If you still have more questions, please contact us!

STANDARDIZATION, NORMING, AND PASSING STANDARDS

How hard will the test be for older students?

The test is aligned with today's high school standards. It is at the same difficulty level as needed to pass high school today.

Since the test is being normed on high school graduates, will there be much of a difference in passing rates?

The Passing Standard for high school equivalency was set based on the performance of a national sample of high school graduates from the class of 2013.  The cut score for high school equivalency was set at a performance level such that the passing rates on the individual content-area tests are comparable to those that are currently in place for the 2002 Series GED® Test.  The Passing Standard on each content area test has been established at a scaled score of 150 on a scale of 100 to 200.

What is the cut score for passing the GED® test?

The cut score for passing each content area test has been established at a scaled score of 150 on a scale of 100 to 200. More details will be announced in coming weeks.

Where is the norming process?

GED Testing Service will be coming out with a scoring announcement soon.

Any word on scoring cut points for GED® vs. career- and college-ready pass scores?

The cut scores for the GED® with Honors, representing performance consistent with readiness for career and college, were set at a scaled score of 170 on a scale of 100 to 200 for each content area test.  The GED® with Honors cut scores were based the performance of a national sample of high school graduates from the class of 2013 who participated in the Standardization and Norming Study (SNS) in the summer of 2013.

Will the 2250 minimum score still be utilized for passing the GED® test?

No.  The new test will be on an entirely new scale of 100 to 200 points with a Passing Standard of 150 points on each test module.  In 2014, test-takers will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each of the four content modules (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies) in order to be eligible to receive a high school equivalency credential.  There is no longer compensation between the test modules to offset lower scores on one module with higher scores on another module as there was on the 2002 Series GED® Test. 

Will the new scoring reflect whether or not students are college and/or job-force ready?

Yes.

If 150 equates to high school equivalent, what is the score needed for assessing college/career readiness?

The score needed for career and college readiness has been established at 170 on a scale of 100 to 200 for each subject. This score is based on performance data of a national sample of high school graduates from the class of 2013 who participated in the Standardization and Norming study in the summer of 2013.

 

PREPARATION AND PRACTICE TEST

Is GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test be available on pencil and paper?

The GED Ready™ is not available in a paper format.  Since the 2014 GED® test is a computer-based test, the GED Ready™ must also be computer-based, in order to prepare test-takers appropriately for the test-taking experience and to provide them with a score that is predictive of the score they may receive on the operational GED® test.

Will practice tests be available in Spanish?

Yes.

Is the tutorial available to those preparing to test or at the time of testing?

The computer-skills tutorial for the 2014 GED® test must be accessed prior to the actual testing appointment.  For the 2014 GED® test, the tutorial is not given in the testing center, and test-takers are expected to be familiar with the testing environment and necessary computer skills before they arrive at the testing center for their test appointment.