Distant learning may be a more convenient means to obtain
your GED, but it does NOT make it an easier task!
The GED program is intended to develop and measure mastery of skills and general knowledge in primary subject areas in preparation for potential work and college opportunities. This program is available for adults 18 years or older and for certain other persons who have by necessities of life taken on various adult responsibilities.
To obtain a GED, the student must pass 5 tests covering 4 years of high school curriculum. These tests are given to ascertain general knowledge in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Students desiring enrollment in one of our Literacy Online programs but not reading at a 9th grade level could be assigned to Pre-GED in order to prepare for testing above 9th grade level. The objective is to first raise those reading skills to a 9th grade or better level. A similar program will also be available to provide improvement in basic math skills.
The actual tests to meet the GED requirements are to be taken in person at our Main Campus on a schedule agreed to by the student and the instructor with the concurrence of the GED examiner. Even though the student may get assistance during the process of preparing for the exams, it is critically important the student personally learn the material thoroughly prior to taking the actual exams. The course material provided in our Literacy Online program will greatly assist in that preparation -- the student will be required to complete the assigned lessons/tests, be performing at a 9th grade level in the appropriate subject area, and have been actively online for a minimum of 12 hours as recorded by the program software prior to taking any "Official Practice Tests" or actual GED tests.
The GED program requires a minimum passing score of 410 for each test but a total of 2250 for the 5 tests (average score of 450 for each test). Prior to taking the actual GED tests, the student will be given the Official Practice Test (OPT) in each area. The desired OPT score of 500 or higher is encouraged prior to taking the actual test.
If you have questions regarding this program or your decision regarding enrollment, please contact us.
Michelle Neagle, Online Instructor/Coordinator for Basic Skills
firstname.lastname@example.org • (252) 738-3212
Interested in other Literacy Education programs?
Catherine Barham, Director of Adult Basic Skills
email@example.com • (252) 738-3315