A new test will come on board January 1, 2014. For this reason it is important that students who begin taking the Current Series complete their 5 subject exams by December 20th, 2013.
Students can take the computer based GED test at the EOU Testing Center in 112 Zabel Hall. Registration, scheduling, and payment for the exams takes place on-line at www.GEDcomputer.com.
GED Testing at EOU will not be available during EOU finals weeks:
The last week to complete your tests will be the week of
December 16-20, 2013.
The current test series is the 2002 Series GED® Test—the fourth test series developed by GED Testing Service. There are a total of five exams that must be passed before you can earn your GED certificate.
The cost for each of the 5 subject exams is $31; a total of $155 for the full battery of tests. Some financial assistance is available. For more information please call and make an appointment with the Continuing Education Coordinator at 541-962-3076 or email email@example.com.
In the Language Arts, Writing test, you will answer multiple-choice questions in which you must identify errors and make corrections in sentence structure, usage, mechanics, and organization. You will also write an essay that presents your opinion and explains your views on a subject or issue of general interest.
In the Social Studies test, you will answer multiple-choice questions drawn from history, economics, geography, civics, and government. You must be able to read passages, cartoons, graphs, and charts.
For the Science test, multiple-choice questions are drawn from the fields of life science, earth and space science, and physical science (chemistry and physics). Answering the questions requires a combination of excellent reading skills, specific knowledge, and the ability to interpret scientific data. Data may be presented in paragraph form and in graphs, maps, tables, figures, and charts.
The Language Arts, Reading test includes multiple-choice questions that test your ability to understand the information presented in approximately seven excerpts from newspapers, magazines, novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and business or legal documents. The test covers both fiction and nonfiction materials.
In the Mathematics test there are algebra, measurement, and geometry questions, as well as some that cover number theory, data analysis, and probability. Most are word problems and involve real-life situations or ask you to interpret information presented in graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams. Part I of the exam allows you to use a calculator. A calculator is not used in Part II. The test center will provide the calculator, a Casio fx-260, for your use during the test. You will also be given a page of math formulas to use during the test, and you will record some of your answers on either standard or coordinate plane grids.
In Oregon, to pass the GED exam you must receive a minimum standard score of 410 on EACH of the five tests. AND, you must have a total score (all five tests combined) of 2,250 or more.