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Regional Office of Education

Christopher D. Mehochko

Regional Superintendent
Morris Office: (815) 941-3247  |  Fax: (815) 942-5384
Yorkville Office: (630) 553-4168  |  Fax: (630) 553-4152

GED Testing

GED passing score is lowered!

On January 25th, 2016, GED Testing Service® (GEDTS®) announced changes to the GED® scoring. Effective immediately in most states, including Illinois, the passing score for each GED® subject area is now 145 (rather than 150). Additionally, effective March 1, 2016, any test taken since January 1, 2014 with a score between 145-149 will be updated to show that a student has passed that subtest. If this change means a test-taker would have passed the full GED® battery, they will be retroactively credentialed (providing they have passed the Constitution Exam  as well as paid the appropriate certificate fees).  For more information about this change go to http://GED.com or http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/tester-score-change-faqs.

Changes to the GED® cut scores will not be updated in the ILHSE database until mid- to late-March.   Test takers will not be able to acquire updated state transcripts or a HSE certificate until the ILHSE database has been reprogrammed and the required certifications have been verified (i.e., Constitution, etc.). The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) will provide more updates as soon as they are available.   

 

The 2014 GED® Program has arrived!

The GED test is available only on the computer.  To register, please visit http://www.ged.com to create an account and register to take the test at our Professional Training and Testing Center here in Yorkville - 109 West Ridge Street, Yorkville IL 60560.

Here are some advantages to taking the new 2014 exam on the computer:

  • The GED® test on computer uses basic technology found in many job applications, workplaces, and training programs.
  • The easy-to-use online registration and scheduling allows an adult to take the GED® test on their time and move on with their life.
  • Some benefits for adults taking the GED® test on computer include score reports with one to two days.
  • One-stop registration and scheduling: Test-takers can register online and see what testing times are available at the testing center.
  • Flexible testing experience: Test-takers can take the GED® test at their own pace. If they finish a content area, they can immediately continue to the next content area.

 

Four Content Areas of the 2014 GED®

  • Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10 minute break)
  • Science (90 minutes)
  • Social Studies (90 minutes)

 

What happens after you complete all four content areas of the 2014 GED®

Once you have successfully completed all four content areas of the GED® exam and the Illinois Constitution Test, complete the GED Transcript and Certificate Request Form and contact one of the following offices:

 

Kendall County Residents:             109 West Ridge St, Yorkville, IL  60560
630-553-4168

Grundy County Residents:             1320 Union St, Morris, IL  60450
815-941-3247

 

The Illinois Constitution Test is available at either office and can be taken during normal business hours.  Please call in advance to schedule your constitution test.

 

 

Constitution Study Guide

GED Transcript and Certificate Request Form