What we do
The GED® testing program has always been a cornerstone of adult education since it first began in 1942. As the creator of the test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma.
GED Testing Service:
Creates the one official GED® test used in all 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, U.S. insular areas, Canadian provinces and territories, the U.S. military, and federal correctional institutions
Partners with state and local testing programs to deliver the test to nearly 800,000 adults every year
Certifies the more than 3,000 official testing centers around the world
Sets standards for and trains state and local professionals in secure test handling and proctoring
Enacts and enforces national testing policies, including but not limited to:
- Minimum testing age is 16
- Minimum passing score on the current GED® test is a 450 average per content area and a total of 2250
- Test-takers may re-test up to three times per calendar year to earn a passing score
Publishes leading research studies on test-takers, graduates, and the life-changing effects of the GED® test
Works with leading publishers to develop high quality GED® test preparation materials
Travels the country educating adult education professionals and associations on current and upcoming developments in the GED® testing program
Provides national marketing materials for use in local programs, including online resources.
Engages education and assessment experts nationwide to research, test, and certify the standards of the GED® test
Conducts psychometric studies to review and ensure the test accurately measures an adult’s skills and knowledge
Today adult learners need to compete in a new economic and global market. More jobs call for skilled, educated labor, requiring additional training and education beyond a high school diploma. GED Testing Service is committed to helping adult learners certify their readiness for jobs, training programs, and postsecondary degrees for the next 70 years.