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Why take the GED® Test?
The GED® test can help you move on to the next level—college, technical training, or a better job. For most employers, colleges and universities, and branches of the military passing the GED® test prove that you’re ready to meet the challenge. If you have children or grandchildren, you may want to take the GED® test to encourage them to pursue their education. Or you may want to take the GED® test just to feel good about reaching a goal you set for yourself.
The GED® Testing Program serves all Arkansans who are 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meet other state requirements regarding residency and testing eligibility.
The GED® test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. After you pass the GED® test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state but you’ll receive a GED® transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.
Before taking the GED® test in Arkansas, you must take and pass the official GED® Ready Test. Both the GED® Ready Test and the GED® Official Test are given online now. Students must take both tests at an approved testing facility. Testing is done at the Pulaski County Adult Education Center, located at 4424B AR-161 in North Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
GED® Ready Test Fee- $24, or $6 per section.
GED® Official Test Fee- $16, or $4 per section.
The state is currently offering to cover the cost of the GED® Ready Test for students who complete an approved GED Program. Students must score at 9.0 in Reading, Math, and Language on a TABE test as well as pass a Computer Literacy Course and the Aztec GED Pre-Test in all four areas.
- A score of 145 is required in each area in order to pass. A score of 170-200 is considered honors.
- The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years
- The 2014 GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
- People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential
To register to take the GED® Ready Test or the GED® Official test, click HERE