High School Equivalency

2014 GED® Program is Here!  Why a NEW GED® test?

Every ten years, the GED® test is revised to make sure that this high school equivalency test represents the same content that the average high school student knows upon graduation. For the 2014 test, emphasis is not only on high school equivalency credential, it will also measure adults’ preparedness for college or work and identifies strengths and weaknesses in addition to a test score.

Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com.  

My life. My future. MyGED™.  

GED® testing is offered at Person and Caswell Campuses.
For more information, contact your local Adult Basic Skills Office:


Person County Caswell County
Sylvia Gault Lori Watlington
(336) 322-2155 (336) 694-8057
Sylvia.Gault@piedmontcc.edu Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu


Comparison of Old GED® Test to New 2014 Test
 

FEATURES

OLD GED® TEST

NEW 2014 GED® TEST

Price

$35

$80 or $20 per subject

Content

5 subjects:  Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, Math

4 subjects:  Language Arts (reading and  writing combined), Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning

Test Delivery

Paper, pencil and Casio FX260 calculator for math

Computer based and includes Texas Instruments TI-30XS virtual calculator for Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies tests

Scoring

2250 Total Points
   450 Average score
   410 Minimum score on any subject
2 weeks to get scores

600 Total Points
    150 Minimum score per                   subject/module
View scores immediately!

Length of Testing

·  Writing test: 120 minutes

·   Reading test: 65 minutes

·   Soc. Studies test: 70 minutes

·   Science test: 80 minutes

·   Math test: 90 minutes

·     Reasoning through Language Arts: 65 minutes with 10 minutes break

·     Social Studies: 90 minutes

·     Science: 90 minutes

·     Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes

Technology Skills

 

Casio FX260 Solar Calculator

·     Texas Instruments TI-30XS virtual calculator

·     Computer skills

Question Types

·   Multiple choice

·   Gridded response (Math test)

·   Essay (Writing test)

·     Multiple choice

·     Technology items

·     Extended response (Language Arts and Social Studies essays)

·     Short answer (Science)

Registration

·   Referred by instructor at PCC

·   Pay fee at PCC’s Business Office

·   Bring receipt to test

·     Register and pay online

·     Pay for one subject ($20) or all four subjects ($80)

·     Select your test center and schedule

What’s the 2014 GED® Program?

In 2014 you have more than just a test. You’ll have access to MyGED™ your online portal to sign up, schedule your test/s, check scores, and learn about jobs and college.

What’s the 2014 GED® test like?

The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.
  • Four (4) parts:
    - Science (90 minutes)
    - Social Studies (90 minutes)
    - Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
    - Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
  • Offered on computer (paper available for accommodations only) 
  • English and Spanish

Where can I study?

Piedmont Community College’s Adult Basic Skills Program provides free classes and online instruction to prepare you for GED® testing. Classes are offered at both campuses in Person and Caswell counties. Choose from day, night or online instruction Monday-Saturday. Online instruction includes meetings and labs with an assigned face-to-face instructor. Online instruction is available 24/7 (24 hours per day and 7 days a week). Click here to view the class schedule.

To register for an orientation to be able to attend these free classes, contact the local Adult Basic Skills Office as follows:

• Person County: Sylvia Gault, 336-322-2155 or Sylvia.Gault@piedmontcc.edu
• Caswell County: Lori Watlington, 336-694-8057 or Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu

How do I register to test?

Registration is simple: sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and you will get information about local GED® test policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), and you’ll be able to schedule your test there. Your Adult Basic Skills instructor can assist you with this process. To register for testing, you will need a credit, debit or pre-paid credit card.

When can I schedule a GED® test?

Test scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

What is the passing score?

On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at www.GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™. Or, take the GED Ready™ test for free if you are enrolled in PCC’s Adult Basic Skills classes to prepare for GED® testing.

Is there a fee to take the test?

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or pay for all four parts when you are ready to test. In North Carolina the fee per subject is $20 per subject test or $80 total. You will need an email address and a credit, debit or prepaid credit card to pay your test fee as you register for the test online.  PCC's Foundation provides financial assistance to students who are in need of help with GED® testing fees.  Contact the Adult Basic Skills office at Piedmont Community College in Person or Caswell County to apply.  

GED® Transcript

North Carolina 2014 GED® test graduates will receive their first official copy of their transcript at no charge. Students will have to pay GEDTS $15 for each subsequent request.  Test takers from 2002 - 2013 will need to sign in to GED Credentialing™ to securely order duplicate transcripts, verification's or diplomas. GED Credentialing™ will email the transcript/diploma which then may be forwarded to prospective employers, colleges or universities. Users will be charged $15.00 for each digital or paper copy of an official GED® transcript, verification or copy of an official North Carolina GED® diploma.


For more information or to link directly to GED Credentialing™, click the link below. 



Please note the following:

  • North Carolina Adult High School transcripts can be obtained from the Adult Basic Skills Office of Piedmont Community College, College Drive, Roxboro, NC.

Minors (Ages 16-17)

Minors, ages 16-17, are eligible to enroll in classes and participate in GED® testing if they meet the enrollment criteria as follows.

  1. The student's previous school completes an Alternative Education Referral form.  The form must be signed by the high school principal. If the minor has been out of school for less than six (6) months, the Superintendent of that public school system must also sign the referral form. 
  2. Once the Adult Basic Skills office receives the referral form, an appointment is set for the minor to attend the required orientation.  Parent or a legal guardian must also attend the first hour of the orientation session.  
  3. The parent or legal guardian must complete and have notarized a Guardian Release form. PCC offers free notary services for this form.

Enrollment into Adult Basic Skills to prepare for GED® testing requires all students:

  1. To have a valid, government issued ID and a social security number in order to participate in orientation and the program.
  2. Students without a social security number may provide their US Tax ID number. 


ABS Online Instruction

The Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Online class offers courses for GED® test preparation in a hybrid format (online and face to face instruction). Students must participate online 6 hours per week and in face to face meetings with instructors. Students need a computer with Internet access, basic computer/Internet knowledge and the time and self-discipline to study consistently. The use of computers at Piedmont Community College's Learning Resource Center is also available to students as well as in the online classroom sessions offered weekly on both campuses. The online program is FREE. 
A placement test is required for enrollment and can be scheduled by contacting: