General Education Development-Computer Based Test (GED-CBT)
The General Education Development-Computer Based Test (GED-CBT) is a high school equivalency credential. The minimum age required to take the GED test in Florida is 18 years old. If you are under 18 years of age you must be granted a GED Testing Eligibility Exception Form by the local school board. During registration for the GED test on computer, you will receive an email with the Testing Eligibility Form and where you can submit the form for approval.
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
- Section 1 (35 minutes*) *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
- Section 2 (45 minutes)
- Student Break (10 minutes)
- Section 3 (60 minutes*)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Part 1 (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed
- Part 2 (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (90 minutes)
- Section 1 (65 minutes)
- Section 2 (25 minutes)
For more details about the test subjects please visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/test-sections
The GED test will have a passing score of 150 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 150 on each part and a total score of 600 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED test credential. You may also earn an “Honors” score if you receive a score of 170 on a test part. Learn more about the honors score.
- Below Passing: 100 – 149
- Passing Score: 150 – 169
- Honors Passing Score: 170 – 200
For more information please contact the GED Testing Service at 1-877-EXAM-GED (877-392-6433) or visit the web site at www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/contact-us. Additional information is also available at the Florida Department of Education (official site for GED test) and at the Florida Literacy Coalition GED information website.
Students can re-take each subject a total of three times per year. There’s no wait period in Florida for students who don’t pass the test on their first attempt. Students can take the test again whenever they are ready, however, we encourage students to receive additional instruction in the classroom or try a practice test before re-testing. For more information please vist www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/retake
The following are resources for students to prepare for the GED-CBT:
||Refer to www.ged.com
||Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Testing Office Hours of Operation.
Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:
- Sign language interpreters
- Adaptive or assistive technology
- Note takers
- and more
An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.
Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:
- Candidate sends documentation to test vendor.
- Test vendor evaluates the candidate's documentation.
- Test vendor determines the candidate's test accommodations.
- Test vendor informs candidate of accommodations and schedules test.
- Test vendor informs Testing Center of candidate's accommodations and sends test materials for test day.
||Please contact the publisher for payment details.
||Testing fees are subject to change.
MDC administers the test at: