The specific purpose of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests is the measurement of the educational development of adults who have not completed their formal high school education. Adults may earn a High School Equivalency Certificate and thus qualify for admission to colleges or other educational institutions, meet educational requirements for employment or promotion, satisfy educational qualifications for induction into armed services, fulfill requirements of local state licensing boards, or gain personal satisfaction.
Illinois law authorizes the Illinois State Board of Education to make rules necessary to carry into efficient and uniform effect the provisions for the issuance of High School Equivalency Certificates in the State.
- 17 years of age or older
- is not a high school graduate or GED graduate*
- has maintained residence in the State of Illinois for thirty days.
NOTE: If a individual is of school age and has been enrolled in a public, private, or a home school setting in the last 12 months, they must present a withdrawal letter from the last school enrolled before taking the GED Test.
Registering for the GED Test:
Individuals MUST register online at www.gedtestingservices.com.
Individuals must have an email address and a credit or debit card.
Cost of the Test:
A $50.00 fee is assess for testing and issuance of the High School Equivalency Certificate and must be paid at the time of registration.
If the standard score is not achieved on any portion of the GED Tests, a retake of that portion will need to be completed. Each section of the GED tests, with the exception of the Language Arts: Writing Test requires a $10.00 fee. A $15.00 retest fee is required for the Language Arts: Writing Test. No charge will be assessed for retaking the Constitution Test.
GED Subject Tests:
There are five subject tests on the GED Test. Those include: Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Language Arts: Writing (2 Parts). Examinees must achieve a minimum standard score of 410 on all five tests and a minimum total standard score of 2,250 on the entire battery (average score of 450 on all tests).
In addition to the five GED subject tests, Illinois residents are required to satisfactorily complete the Illinois state Constitution Exam or provide proof of completion. This test is a pass/fail.
The ParaPro Assessment measures the skills and knowledge in Reading, Writing and Mathematics possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures their ability to apply those skills and Knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.
What is a Paraprofessional.....A paraprofessional educator, alternatively known as a Para-Pro, Instructional Assistant, Teacher's Aide or Classroom Assistant, is a teaching-related position within a school generally responsible for specialized or concentrated assistance for students in elementary and secondary schools.