About the GED Testing Service
GED Testing Service is a joint venture between Pearson and the American Council on Education (ACE).
GED Testing Service provides opportunities to transform lives, support families, and build stronger communities. We offer any adult who wants it the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency credential, prepare for a better job, support their family, and realize their dream for a better life.
The organization is working internally and alongside partners and stakeholders to bring to life a bold new plan that will expand the number of adults who pass the GED® test and use the high school equivalency as a springboard for careers and college. Currently we’re creating a new GED® assessment and test delivery system that will fundamentally change adult education.
The GED® test is the only high school equivalency program recognized by all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. insular areas, and Canadian provinces and territories. Since 1942 more than 18 million adults have earned their GED® test credential. GED® alums contribute to every sector of the workforce. They are teachers, nurses, mechanics, lawyers, and have even included college presidents, governors, entrepreneurs, congressmen, and a U.S. surgeon general. Nearly 800,000 GED® tests are taken each year, and in 2010, more than 470,000 individuals were awarded their high school credential through the GED® testing program.
Learn more about the history of the GED® tests.
MEET RANDY TRASK
Read the bio for our president and CEO.
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THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MISSION
Meet GED Testing Service and learn about their passions for adult learners and the opportunity of the GED® test.