Friday, November 9, 2012

GED 2014 Test | Highlights... cont.

My continued understanding of the new GED 2014 series test is………
  1. Individuals will need to take all four of the GED tests at an approved Pearson Vue Testing Center.
  2. The total testing time (all four tests) is 7 hours.
  3. The breakdown of the tests is as follows:  Science 1 hr 15 min, Social Studies 1 hr 30 min, Mathematical Reasoning 1 hr 15 min, and Reasoning Through Language Arts 3 hr.
  4. Individuals will not have to take the tests at the same time, but can take them one at a time.
  5. For the Mathematical Reasoning test, there will be an on-screen scientific calculator.  Hand held calculators will not be allowed.
  6. Scratch paper will not be allowed.  Rather individuals will be able to use small white boards and on screen highlighting.
  7. Tests are not adaptive:  Questions do not change in difficulty based on individuals responses.
  8. Within a test, Individuals will be able to move back and forth between problems/questions and problems can be marked so that an individual can go back to complete them.
  9. An on-screen formula sheet will be provided for the Mathematical Reasoning test.

Friday, August 24, 2012

2014 GED Test Sampler

So..... I received information awhile back on the new GED 2014 computer based test which included sample questions, called "2014 GED Test Item Samplers".

I would recommend that every GED instructor download, view, and actually take the sample tests.  They are quite different from our current version of GED tests and will challenge everyone who teaches GED on how to think and teach differently.

Ideas......please comment so that we can all learn together.

It will be an adventure!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

GED 2014 Test Name Changes

My understanding of the new GED 2014 series test is………

That the test names have been slightly changed.  They are:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Social Studies

  • Also, the GED Testing Service has put out sample items for the new series.  Check them out!.

    Sample Test items for the the new 2014 GED Series

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    GED Math Series 2014 | One not Two Parts

    My understanding of the new GED 2014 series math test is………

    I recently learned of another difference between the current 2002 series GED math test and the upcoming new 2014 series math test.

    As you know, the current 2002 series math test is is two parts; part one is with a calculator and part two is without a calculator.

    With the new series of GED starting in 2014, the math portion will have one part.  There will still be some without calculator questions.  Those questions will be found at the front of the test and once completed the remainder of the test can be taken with the use of the calculator.

    As stated in a reply  back to me from the GED Testing Service Facebook......

    For more information, check out Lots of information and good downloads.

    Sunday, June 10, 2012

    GED Math Series 2014 | Multiple Choice Questions

    My understanding of the new GED 2014 series math test is………

    The multiple choice (MC) GED Mathematics test items will be similar, yet different from the 2002 series.  One difference is that currently in the 2002 series, the multiple choice items have 5 choices.  With the new 2014 series, the GED Mathematics Test will have 4 answer choices, not 5.

    Multiple choice items can be used to measure proficiency in every area of the new math assessment targets.   From a teaching perspective, it means that as I prepare students for the math test there needs to be adequate examples on how the multiple choice items can and might be used
    For more information, check out  Lots of information and good downloads.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012

    GED Mathematics Test 2014 | Item Types

    My understanding of the new GED 2014 series math test is………
    With the new GED test 2014, there will be new item types in the GED Mathematics test.  These item types can be summarized as multiple choice items, an assortment of technology-enhanced items, and close items.
    Regardless of the type of item (problem), they will be designed to assess the skills of the GED mathematics assessment targets.   They will be designed so that each item can act individually or as part of a group (scenario).
    The technology-enhanced items will include multiple select (the test-taker will identify two or three correct responses), fill-in-the-blank, cloze (used to select the correct math vocabulary or numeral value), hot spot (graphic items where test-takers can plot points on coordinate grids and number lines), and drag and drop.
    For more information, check out

    Sunday, June 3, 2012