Metropolitan Education District
Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent
General Education Development (GED) Tests

Below is information for completing the 2002 Series tests on paper in room 15:
GED Test Scheduling

  • You must be registered in order to schedule GED testing dates; check the schedule by clicking here. You can sign-up by calling 1 (408) 723-6450. Appointments are required, no walk-ins allowed.
  • It is required to bring valid government issued photo identification to each testing session
  • Location: Metropolitan Center, 760 Hillsdale Avenue, Room 1, San Jose, CA 95136, telephone 1 (408) 723-6450.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the session is to begin: Check-in at Room 1 to get a campus pass.

 GED Testing Information & Eligibility

  • Anyone 18 years or older may take the GED tests. If you are 17 years and any of the categories listed on the State GED website, http://www.cde.ca.gov/ged, apply to you, you may be eligible to take the GED tests.
  • GED testing sessions are by appointment only, no walk-ins allowed.
  • All test-takers must bring valid government issued photo identification to all the scheduled testing sessions.
  • All candidates must pre-pay fees before the GED Testing begins.
  • No refunds will be given.
  • The re-test cost: $25.00 per retest. You may only test/retest 3 times in paper based testing during 2013. Each time you test you will be given a different form of the test.

On the Day of your Scheduled Testing Date

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled testing appointment and pick up a campus pass in Room 1 at the Metropolitan Adult Education site, 760 Hillsdale Avenue. If you arrive late or have not pre-registered, you will not be admitted into the testing room.

Content
The GED tests consist of 5 subjects. The test subjects and times are as follows (add approximately 15 minutes for the pre-examination instructions):



Language Arts, Writing

50 Questions / 1 Essay

2 hours

Language Arts, Reading

40 Questions

1 hour, 5 minutes

Mathematics

50 Questions

1 hour, 30 minutes

Science

50 Questions

1 hour, 20 minutes

Social Studies

50 Questions

1 hour, 10 minutes



All tests are available in English only.


Scoring
You must have an average standard score of 450 for the five tests with no single score less than 410 and a total score of 2,250 or greater. The tests are standardized nationally on graduating high school seniors. You will receive your certificate from the state approximately 8 weeks after successful completion of all 5 tests.

You can no longer take the 2002 GED Tests as of December 31, 2013


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