What is GED?
General Educational Development (GED) is an international testing program for adults who have been unable to complete high school. Adults acquire knowledge, skills, and concepts through working, training, travelling, reading, and other informal learning. GED Tests measure the level of “educational maturity” gained through experience, which is often equal to, or above, the level of a high school graduate. GED Tests are available in all Canadian provinces and territories.
What the Tests Show
The GED® Tests provide adults who did not complete a formal high school program the opportunity to demonstrate high-school level knowledge and skills.
Why People Write the GED® Tests
The GED® Tests are for you if you want to:
- receive a high school equivalency certificate
- qualify for employment
- gain promotion within your own organization
- apply for admission to an educational or training institution
- enter an apprenticeship program
Who Can Take the GED® Tests
To take the GED Tests in Ontario, you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- have not graduated from high school
- have been out of the school system for at least one full year
- be a resident of Ontario
What is On the GED® Tests
The GED Tests are a set of five tests in the core high school curriculum areas:
- Language Arts: Writing
- Language Arts: Reading
- Part 1 (use of calculator)
- Part 2 (no calculator)
- Social Studies
The tests measure important knowledge and skills (such as your ability to understand and apply information; to evaluate, analyze, and draw conclusions; and to express ideas and opinions in writing) that are usually acquired during a regular high school program of study.
- The tests contain questions that require the use of important ideas and thinking skills.
- Few of the questions ask for isolated details, definitions, or specific facts.
- Multiple-choice questions are used for each of the five tests.
- The Language Arts: Writing Test includes an essay component that a candidate must pass in order to receive a score for the test.
- The Mathematics Test includes the use of standard and coordinate plane grids and a calculator.
Types of Tests
The tests are available in English and French. Special editions and testing accommodations are available to help people with special needs and physical and/or learning disabilities.
The tests used in Canada have been developed especially for Canadians.
Fees & Cancellations
The cost of writing or rewriting the GED® Tests is $100. This non-refundable fee must accompany your GED® application.
Payment may be made by money order, certified cheque, Visa, or MasterCard. Certified cheques or money orders should be made payable to Native Education & Training College. Please do not send cash. Personal cheques will not be accepted.
The GED® fee is determined by the cost of offering the tests on behalf of the GED® Testing Service.
The $100 fee is non-refundable.
|2015/2016 Academic Year|
|UNIT 1||LANGUAGE ARTS, WRITING|
|UNIT 3||SOCIAL STUDIES|
|Civics & Government|
|Earth and Space Science|
|UNIT 5||LANUGAGE ARTS, READING|
|Numbers and Operations|
|Measurement and Data|
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