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.