GED® Test

Passing the General Educational Development® (GED®) test and earning a Kansas state high school diploma opens doors.

You will have opportunities available to you like entering directly into the workforce to more responsible, better-paying jobs; or you may choose to continue your education and enroll in college classes.

The 2015 GED® test is computer-based and includes the following:

  • Reading and Language Arts
    75% of the reading passages will be informational text (including reading, science and social studies) and 25% will be literature. Included is a 45-minute extended response item. 150 minutes total time
  • Mathematical Reasoning
    About 45% problem solving and 55% algebraic thinking. 90 minutes total time
  • Science
    Life science (40%), physical science (40%) and Earth and space science; includes two short-answer responses, 10 minutes each. 90 minutes total time
  • Social Studies
    Civics and government (50%), United States history (20%), economics (15%), and geography and the world (15%). Included is a 25-minute extended response item. 90 minutes total time

Preparing for the GED® Test

You can take GED® classes to prepare for the GED® test through the Johnson County Adult Education Program.

Taking the GED® Test

You may take the GED® test at JCCC's Regnier Testing Center.