GED Testing at Taft College

LRSK 62 Orientation for GED Preparation (PowerPoint slides in PDF file format)

The GED testing schedule for 2010 is listed below. Space is limited to 12 students per testing night. Sign-ups can be made in the Counseling Center. Sign-up and payment must be made one week prior to testing. For further information please call (661)763-7748.

Read Information for GED Examinations and Testing Guidelines for On-campus GED Testing below for additional information.

TEST SCHEDULE for 2010

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On-campus GED Sessions

NOTE: The GED preparation class (optional) is open during the spring, summer, and fall semesters (fee: $67.00). For an appointment call 763-7748.


INFORMATION FOR GED EXAMINATIONS

  1. A payment of $70.00 is required for the full battery of tests at the time of scheduling.
    A fee of $15.00 is charged each time one or more tests must be retaken. Pay at the College Business Office; be sure to save your receipt.
  2. Allow approximately 45 minutes for registering and required paper work.
  3. A valid picture ID and your receipt must be presented before entering the testing room.
  4. No companions or children will be allowed in the testing room.
  5. Pagers and cell phones must be tuned off while in the testing room.
  6. Casio calculator fx-260 will be issued for Part I of Math test. No other calculators, notes, or help with the test are permitted.
  7. No food or drink will be allowed during testing. (Medical exceptions require physicians note.)
  8. Leaving your desk (except for scheduled breaks), talking, excessive coughing, or other disruptive behavior will result in dismissal from the room, and you will have to reschedule testing for a later time.
  9. To pass the GED examination, you must score a minimum of 410 on each of the five parts in the battery, but the total of all five must equal 2250 or more (average of 450 on each).
  10. If you score less than 410 on any one test, we recommend you enroll in the Taft College GED Preparation Class or secure other tutoring. Retest scores are usually lower without additional training.
  11. Any GED tests taken before January 1, 2002 have been disallowed. Scores of tests taken since January 1, 2002 must be given to us before taking additional tests.
  12. The GED test battery consists of the following five parts:
TEST #1, LANGUAGE ARTS: WRITING. TIME ALLOWED IS 2 HOURS
       Part One is multiple choice, 75 minutes allowed.
  Part Two is an essay, 45 minutes allowed.
TEST #2, SOCIAL STUDIES. TIME ALLOWED IS 70 MINUTES
TEST #3, SCIENCE. TIME ALLOWED IS 80 MINUTES
TEST #4, LANGUAGE ARTS: READING. TIME ALLOWED IS 65 MINUTES
TEST #5, MATHEMATICS. TIME ALLOWED IS 90 MINUTES
  Part One, Using Casio Calculator, 45 minutes allowed
  Part Two, Calculator not permitted, 45 minutes allowed

NOTE: Your test results will be mailed to you by the State GED office in approximately one month. The California Department of Education considers GED records to be CONFIDENTIAL.


TESTING GUIDELINES FOR ON-CAMPUS GED TESTING

  1. All demographic and registration related documentation must be submitted and completed five working days prior to testing.
  2. All GED Testing cost and/or payment authorization documents must be submitted five working days prior to testing.
  3. The cost for taking the GED Test will be $70.00, and the cost for each retested section will be $15.00.
  4. All individuals taking the GED Test must provide a valid picture ID and receipt for cost and/or payment authorization documents at the time(s) testing is offered.
  5. All individuals taking the GED Test must call in 24 hrs prior to the test date to confirm attendance.
  6. All individuals taking a GED retest must acknowledge at time of registration what portions of the test they will be retaking.
  7. Individuals taking the GED Test are expected to complete the testing during the regularly scheduled test dates (two consecutive nights or all day Saturday). If testing can not be completed during the regularly scheduled test dates, reschedule for testing at a later date.
TEST #1, LANGUAGE ARTS: WRITING. TIME ALLOWED IS 2 HOURS
       Part One is multiple choice, 75 minutes allowed.
  Part Two is an essay, 45 minutes allowed.
TEST #2, SOCIAL STUDIES. TIME ALLOWED IS 70 MINUTES
TEST #3, SCIENCE. TIME ALLOWED IS 80 MINUTES
TEST #4, LANGUAGE ARTS: READING. TIME ALLOWED IS 65 MINUTES
TEST #5, MATHEMATICS. TIME ALLOWED IS 90 MINUTES
  Part One, Using Casio Calculator, 45 minutes allowed
  Part Two, Calculator not permitted, 45 minutes allowed