What is the GED?
The GED is is recognized by employers and colleges as the equivalent of a high school diploma.
Where can I get my GED?
At any ABE center.
What are the steps I need to follow in order to be eligible to take the official GED exam?
Student will fill out registration information at any ABE site. Student will be orientated to the services available and set short and long term goals with the instructor.
A TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Locator will be given to each new student. This is a short assessment in math, language, and reading. This will determine what level of specific TABE assessment to take.
Student will take a battery of TABE tests in order to determine whether the student is ready to take the OPT (Official Practice Test). Each TABE will take approximately one hour.
If the instructor determines that the student is not ready to take the OPT, then the student will receive one on one tutoring and use the computer program ITTS until their skill level is brought up.
ITTS is a national on line program that students can access both here and at home to help tutor them in each subject area until they are ready for the OPT.
The OPT is given when the student has scored sufficiently on the TABE assessment. The OPT can be taken on paper or on the computer. It usually takes around four hours to complete. Students are required to pass all parts of the OPT with an average of 450 in order to take the actual GED test.
The actual GED test is given once a month. It is given on two consecutive nights and usually lasts four hours each night.
What is the GED checklist?
Where can I get a copy of my GED scores and/or certificate?
Kentucky Adult Education
Council on Post-secondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 250
Frankfort, KY 40601
Transcripts of scores are $5.00, diplomas are $25.00. More information is available on the Kentucky Adult Education website.