Updated for 2014 changes to the GED Test
Advice for Homeschoolers
GED stands for “General Education Development.” Unions and Trade Schools often will not accept a homeschool diploma or even an unfinished community college program transcript, and so will require their applicants to have passed the GED test. Some states require that a homeschool parent have at least a GED before they may commence homeschooling their children or teenagers. Those looking into a high school competency test for other reasons may want to consider a diploma from a home school program instead. The GED has a “drop-out” stigma attached, and so is not always in your best interest. It may actually be harder to fulfill dreams with a GED than with even a high school diploma from an unaccredited high school!
The GED Option
My daughters both recently passed the GED tests–even though we unschooled and used no formal curriculum. By Karen Kirkwood, HEM J/A 06.
Homeschooled Diploma or GED
How will my child’s homeschooled high school years end? Answering this question early in your homeschooling career will help keep you on track when you hit the high school years and people begin to question your choices yet again! The following information was taken from the HomeschoolChristian.com message boards.
Should a Homeschooler take the GED?
Since homeschoolers are some of the brightest and most academically gifted students in the country, don’t demean yourself by stooping to the level of the GED. From the Home School College Counselor.
ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Launch of 2014 GED Program
January 02, 2014. ”Today is a great and important day as GED® Testing Service formally releases the new 2014 GED® program. This new, comprehensive GED program is a critical step forward in the American Council on Education’s efforts to expand the pipeline of learners who are prepared for college-level work. It will better support and equip adult learners to compete in today’s economy and be qualified for good jobs that pay a living wage.
Are testing accommodations available for candidates with special needs?
Adult learners with special needs may apply for special testing accommodations if they can document that they are capable of passing the GED Tests but are prevented from doing so because of a disabling condition. Though this is from a Kansas site, the information should hold true in other states, too. Check at GED testing centers well ahead of the test date.
FAQs about the 2014 GED Test
Information about how the 2014 edition of the GED has changed from the earlier version.
The new assessment is a stepping-stone to a brighter future
We’re facing a national crisis. Millions of adults, without high school diplomas, lack the skills and knowledge to succeed in the 21st century marketplace. This impacts every community in America.
A continuing adult education website dedicated to helping you prepare online for the GED High School Equivalency Diploma Test.
GED Online Course
Our course is heavily focused on “self-help.” We have provided the resources and the tools. The rest is up to you.
GED Ready™ The Official Practice Test
From the GED Testing Service. Give your students the only practice test designed to assess how they will do on the 2014 GED® test. The GED Ready™ test went through the same norming and standardization study that the official exam went through. That means the questions are designed to mimic the official exam and can be predictive of how a student will perform on the official test. Focused study plans will contain feedback on over 50 different traits measured in the exam.
GED Test Review
Like many of you, I was staring at limited funding and the overwhelming task before me to pass the GED test. I have created this website to help fellow classmates overcome the challenge of the GED test.