How well do you know the GED?



9 Questions

What does GED stand for?

Who is the sole developer of the GED test?

What subjects are tested in the GED?

What is the minimum age requirement to take the GED?

What is the highest possible score on an individual test within the GED battery?

What percentage of graduating high school seniors score 200 on an individual GED test?

Does passing the GED test provide an alternative to the high school diploma?

Are the GED tests available in languages other than English?

Is the GED certification as helpful as a high school diploma in obtaining employment?


North American High School-Level Skills Test

  • The GED tests certify individuals as having US or Canadian high school-level academic skills, and passing the tests provide an alternative to the high school diploma.
  • The American Council on Education coined the initialism GED for "tests of general equivalency development" that measure proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading, and writing.
  • Pearson is the sole developer for the GED test, and the test is taken in person.
  • The GED tests are available in Spanish and French in Canada, large print, audio, and braille.
  • Regulations governing who is eligible to take the GED vary by state, but generally, students at least 16 years old and not enrolled in high school are eligible.
  • The cost of the GED test for test-takers varies depending on the state, and it can be as low as $45 or free.
  • People with disabilities who want to take the GED test may be entitled to receive reasonable testing accommodations.
  • Possible scores on each test within the GED battery range from a minimum of 100 to a maximum of 200.
  • A score of 200 on an individual test puts the student in the top 1% of graduating high school seniors.
  • The GED certification itself does not help people get jobs as much as a high school diploma does.
  • There are calls for the GED to be abolished, with some saying it reduces high school graduation rates and is outmoded.


Test your knowledge of the North American High School-Level Skills Test, also known as the GED. This quiz covers the basics of the test, including eligibility requirements, test format, and possible scores. Impress your friends with your knowledge of this alternative to the high school diploma and learn about the ongoing debate over its usefulness.

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