Online GED Practice Tests
Online practice tests are an invaluable resource for self-learners and for those seeking to augment a test preparation class with some extra studying. A few free sources for complete online practice tests are:
The Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) has teamed up with Kentucky Education Television and the National Center on Adult Literacy to offer LiteracyLink at www.pbs.org/literacy. The site includes a number of free adult education resources, including a GED practice test and other GED preparation materials.
ACE/Pearson VUE GED Testing Service
The GED testing service is administered through the American Council on Education and Pearson VUE. The ACE designs and monitors the national GED program. Although test taking and preparation centers are managed by states and other local institutions, ACE does offer some preparation materials on their website at www.gedtestingservice.com.
Preparing for the GED
The GED exam is intended for adults who haven't earned a high school diploma. Students who pass the series of tests earn an equivalency credential that, according to the American Council on Education (ACE), is accepted by most employers and postsecondary institutions in lieu of a diploma.
The exam is designed to measure the knowledge and skills acquired during a normal course of high school study. It is divided into four subject areas:
- Language arts
- Social studies
Regardless of your previous educational experience, it is important to study for this rigorous battery of tests. There are many study options available, ranging from campus-based classes to books and videos for home studying. One thing that almost all test preparation programs have in common, however, is taking at least one practice test.
Building your study routine around practice exams and questions from official past exams will help expose you to the specific types of questions and information that you will find on the test. Furthermore, practices tests can help you become familiar with the format of the GED, which will help you feel more confident and prepared on test day.
Study.com offers GED practice tests online as part of our study guide courses. Watch video lessons on the topics you need help on, then check your understanding with quizzes and complete GED practice exams. The courses are entirely self-paced, so you can study and practice whenever it fits in your schedule.