April 28th the Administrative Rule and Regulation Review Subcommittee met and approved the new policy for GED Testing that will allow us to change the cut scores for the GED® Test and Ready™ Test to 145 as passing on each part. The rule became effective Thursday, May 5 due to the ten-day required waiting period. GED Testing Service has been notified and confirmed that they would adjust the Arkansas scores to reflect the new cut scores on Thursday, May 5.
The official test scores and Ready® test scores are retroactive to January 1, 2014. The Arkansas GED office will be mailing diplomas/transcripts to those who have passed the test. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
What is the GED® test?
In Arkansas, anyone who is 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meets the state eligibility requirements, can earn an Arkansas High School Diploma by passing the GED® assessment. This program is part of the ASE Program, which helps prepare students for GED® testing.
The GED® test is a computer-based assessment that measures your educational level in four subject areas: mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. Our centers help with free instruction that prepares you for the test!
Getting a GED® credential shows potential employers, and even colleges and universities, that you have the same level of academic achievement as the typical student who graduates from high school.
Why take the GED® Test?
The GED® Tests can help you move on to the next level – college, technical training, or a better job. For most employers, colleges and universities, and branches of the military, passing the GED® assessment proves that you’re ready to meet the challenge.
- The first GED® test was created in 1942 and is updated every 10-15 years
- The 2014 GED® test takes a little more than seven hours to complete
- The 2014 GED® test is administered year-round at more than 1,500 testing centers worldwide
- People with a high school credential earn $568,000 more in a lifetime than people without a high school credential
We’ve changed the lives of more than 19 million people in 70 years. One decision shouldn’t define a lifetime—transform your life with the GED® test.
Step by Step Process for Taking the GED® Test in Arkansas – PDF
Steps to Earn Your GED Diploma Infograph – PDF