IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2002 version of the GED® test has been replaced. If you didn’t finish and pass all sections of that test by December 2013, you will need to start over with GED® 2014.
The new GED® 2014 test will begin in January 2014. It is taken on computer at a certified test center only. The total cost of the GED® test is $160 or $40 per section. Test sections can be scheduled and paid for separately. Scheduling, registering, and paying for the test is accomplished online through the GED Testing Service by going to https://ged.com or by calling 1-877-392-6433 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST). You will need a credit or debit card for payment. If you are registering online, you will need an active email address. If you don’t have one you can establish a free email account at Google, Yahoo, or Hotmail. If you have trouble registering, call the number above.
The personal information you enter on the registration screens must match your photo ID or the test center will not be allowed to let you test. Your photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport) must be valid and current. Expired ID’s will not be accepted. You should plan to arrive early for your test appointment, particularly if you are not familiar with the campus. Get good directions and don’t rely solely on GPS.
Chattahoochee Tech offers GED® tests at the Appalachian Campus (100 Campus Drive, Jasper, GA 30143) on certain Saturdays each month from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The test center at the North Metro Campus (5198 Ross Road, Bldg G, Acworth, GA 30102) provides tests most Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. When scheduling a test at the North Metro Campus it is important to pay close attention to the length of each test section. You cannot schedule more sections than the 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. time period will accept.
Students Who Are Age 16 or 17
You can start to register at https://ged.com or 1-877-3926-433, but you will not be able to schedule a test. You will be referred to the adult education program where you will need to complete additional requirements. Please see the Underage Youth section of the GED® Test Preparation page of this site.
About GED® 2014
GED® 2014 contains 4 sections: Reasoning through Language Arts; Mathematical Reasoning; Science; and Social Studies. Content areas are summarized below. More information about the test can be found at https://ged.com.
Reasoning through Language Arts: This test focuses on three essential groupings of skills:
- The ability to read closely
- The ability to write clearly
- The ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context
Because the strongest predictor of career and college readiness is the ability to read and comprehend complex texts, especially nonfiction, this test includes texts from both academic and workplace contexts. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels, in terms of ideas, syntax and style. The writing tasks, or Extended Response items, require test-takers to analyze given source texts and use evidence drawn from the text(s) to support their answers.
Mathematical Reasoning: This test focuses on two major content areas: quantitative problem solving and algebraic problem solving. It focuses on the fundamentals of mathematics in these two areas, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations. A variety of item types are used in the test, including multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank. An on-screen TI-30XS calculator is available for part of this test.
Science: This test focuses on the fundamentals of science reasoning, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations. In order to stay true to this intention, each item on the Science Test is aligned to one science practice and one content topic. The science practices can be described as skills that are key to scientific reasoning in both textual and quantitative contexts. The Science Test also focuses on three major content domains:
- Life science
- Physical science
- Earth and space science
To measure this content at a range of levels of complexity, several different item types are used in the test, including multiple choice, short answer, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank.
Social Studies: This Test focuses on the fundamentals of social studies reasoning, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations. In order to stay true to this intention, each item on the Social Studies Test is aligned to one social studies practice and one content topic. The social studies practices can be described as skills that are key to scientific reasoning in both textual and quantitative contexts. The Social Studies Test will also focus on four major content domains:
- Civics and government
- United States history
- Geography and the world
Replacing Lost Diplomas or Transcripts
Chattahoochee Technical College test centers do not maintain or issue diplomas or transcripts. To receive a replacement for a lost diploma or transcript, you will need to call the Georgia GED® Testing Program office at 404-679-1645 or 1-800-946-9433 or go to www.tcsg.edu and click on the green tab on the right side of the page, “For Adult Learners and GED Test Takers.” Then, click on “GED Testing Program.” Then, click on “Request Official Transcripts and Diplomas.”