GED® Score Enhancements Resources

GED Testing Service has recommended a recalibration of the GED® test passing score and the addition of two new performance levels. These enhancements have now been applied in most states and were made after extensive analysis of test-takers’ performance data from the past 18 months. Please use the resources on this page to learn more about the changes to the GED® program.


*A few states are still evaluating the recommendations, or are working with policymakers to change state rules where applicable. These states require more time for consideration of approval, planning and implementation. Updates will continue to be added to this page as approvals and timelines for those states are determined.

Press Release 

Passing Score for the GED Test Recalibrated; Two Performance Levels Added to More Fully Measure Learners' Skills  
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