Performance Level Descriptors

OFFICIAL VERSION / STUDENT-FRIENDLY VERSION

Want to know what your student’s score means? Find out with these Performance Level Descriptors. Performance Level Descriptors explain the skills a test-taker generally demonstrates in order to score into one of three performance levels on the 2014 GED® test or GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test, and the skills they need to develop to advance their score.

Want to know how to use Performance Level Descriptors to help your students prepare? Read helpful tips on how to use these tools in your classroom.

2014 GED® Test

The four performance levels for the GED® Test are Below Passing, Passing Standard for High School Equivalency, GED® College Ready, and GED® College Ready + Credit.

Performance Level Descriptors Chart – (Click here to view in Spanish) Breaks down the descriptors for all four subjects by performance level in an easy-to-read chart.
Assessment Target Comparison Chart - (Click here to view in Spanish) – Compares the official indicator code language with the language test-takers see in their score report.
Performance Level Descriptors - (Click here to view in Spanish) – A full listing of all Performance Level Descriptors for all four subjects.

Reasoning Through Language Arts

Below Passing - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® Passing Score - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready + Credit - (Click here to view in Spanish) 

Mathematical Reasoning

Below Passing - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® Passing Score - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready + Credit - (Click here to view in Spanish) 

Science

Below Passing - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® Passing Score - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready + Credit - (Click here to view in Spanish) 

Social Studies

Below Passing - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® Passing Score - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready - (Click here to view in Spanish) 
GED® College Ready + Credit - (Click here to view in Spanish) 

 

GED Ready®: The Official Practice Test

The three performance levels for GED Ready® include Red Zone – Not Likely to Pass, Yellow Zone – Too Close to Call, and Green Zone – Likely to Pass.

Performance Level Descriptors
  (Click here to view in Spanish) – A full listing of all Performance Level Descriptors for all four subjects.

Reasoning Through Language Arts

Red Zone – Not Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Yellow Zone – Too Close to Call -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Green Zone – Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)

Mathematical Reasoning

Red Zone – Not Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Yellow Zone – Too Close to Call -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Green Zone – Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)

Science

Red Zone – Not Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Yellow Zone – Too Close to Call -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Green Zone – Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)

Social Studies

Red Zone – Not Likely to Pass -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Yellow Zone – Too Close to Call -  (Click here to view in Spanish)
Green Zone – Likely to Pass - (Click here to view in Spanish)