GED Testing Service® is releasing a new version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014. Individuals who have tested on the current 2002 GED® Test Series must complete the exam series by December 2013. Scores from the 2002 Series Will Not be combined with scores for the new assessment. Candidates who do not complete the current series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014. If you need to schedule a test, contact your local testing center (see link below).
The GED® Tests cannot be taken online and can only be taken at an official testing center. See information below for a list of approved testing sites that are open to the public.
A limited number of testing centers are offering the GED® computer-based test (CBT) in the following counties: Comanche, Custer, Kay, Stephens, and Tulsa. Find out more about GED® CBT or register for the GED® CBT. This is not an online test, you must take the GED® test at an approved GED® testing site.
Attention GED® test-takers: Adults who take the GED® test on computer are scoring higher and finishing faster. In fact, 88% of people passed the GED® test on computer compared to 71% for those who tested on paper.
We’re so confident you’ll do well that if you don’t pass your first GED® test subject on computer, GED Testing Service will pay for your second shot! It’s that simple. You pass or they pay.
The GED Testing Program is used to certify high school-level knowledge and skills, and allows adults to prove what they know. The test provides a uniform measure of high school achievement, and is nationally recognized as a measure of high school knowledge and skills. Upon passing the GED Tests in Oklahoma, examinees will receive an Oklahoma State High School Diploma.
The GED Tests measure communication, information-processing, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills in five content areas: reading, writing (including an essay on an assigned topic), mathematics, science, and social studies. The complete test battery lasts 7 ½ hours. The tests are rigorous; GED candidates must meet or exceed the performance of the top 60% of graduating high school seniors. This means that four out of 10 traditional high school graduates could not pass the GED Tests.
The GED Testing program is jointly administered by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education and each participating state department of education. There are approximately 3,500 official GED Testing Centers in the United States, Canada, and overseas.
For adults who have not earned a high school credential, passing the GED tests can be a first step towards a better future. The GED high school credential is accepted by more than 95 percent of U.S. employers, colleges, and universities. Passing the GED Tests can mean a better job, further training, or higher education. Achieving the goal to earn a high school diploma can also improve an individual’s self-image, and parents encourage their children to finish school.
If you are planning to take the GED Tests, you are not alone. In 2001, more than 1 million adults worldwide took the GED Tests. Almost 670,000 earned their jurisdiction’s high school diploma by passing the GED Tests. According to the American Council on Education, about one in seven high school diplomas issued in the United States each year is based on passing the GED Tests.
For More Information, Contact:
Lifelong Learning Section
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 115
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4599
Toll Free (800) 405-0355 or local, (405) 521-3321
Effective January 16, 2013, Oklahoma’s selected provider for GED® document fulfillment is DiplomaSenderTM. Individuals may order an official GED® transcript or a duplicate of their diploma from DiplomaSenderTM . To order GED® documents, navigate to: https://www.diplomasender.com . You may choose to receive your document by email, fax, or mail. For website assistance or other inquiries, you may send an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
To place on order by phone, you may call (855)313-5799.