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About 2014

On January 2, 2014, unveiled a new assessment in all jurisdictions (except Canada and International) that ensures the GED® testing program is no longer an endpoint for adults, but a springboard for more education, training, and better-paying jobs.

The new assessment continues to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success.

Four content areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies - measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness.

A GED® test graduate must remain competitive with students who complete their high school credentials in a traditional manner. Evidence suggests that test-takers who demonstrate fluency with the skills measured in the new assessment will be better prepared for what they plan to do with their lives. A GED® graduate no longer holds just a high school equivalency credential, but a roadmap for life’s success. It’s a stepping-stone toward a college classroom or a better career and a family sustaining wage.

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The 2014 series of the GED® is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and delivered in a computer-based format only. Click here to learn more about CCRS.

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General GED®

GED In Session Newsletter: Stay informed about the changes for the 2014 GED® test by reading the newsletter.
GED Study Guides: This guide explains the skills that are covered in the GED® and contains sample questions.
GED Testing Service: The GED® testing program is the only high school equivalency credential recognized by all 50 states.
Spanish GED365: This site gives information about the 2014 GED® test in Spanish.

Study Aids

Free Online Learning at The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Videos: The, the official creator of the GED® Tests, has released a series of videos that answer frequently asked questions about the GED® testing process.
Khan Academy Math Videos: The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere. There are 1200+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance, recorded by Salman Khan. We have selected several instructional math videos that will help prepare you for passing the GED® Tests. To access all of the Khan Academy videos.

Typing Skills

(NEW) Touch Typing Study: Touch Typing Study is a free, user-friendly learning website that is designed to help you learn, practice and improve your typing speed and accuracy.
Excel tutorial: Over 300 free examples.
actden (Digital Education Network): A site with numerous interactive tutorials for software such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Basic Computer Skills Curriculum: On this site, you will find lesson modules covering basic computer skills.
Free Typing Game.Net: This site provides a variety of typing games, lessons, and practice tests.
Goodtyping: This program provides 27 graduated lessons designed to help students learn to use their entire keyboard correctly. Registration is required. This site allows users to select from several different languages.
Internet4Classrooms: This site provides links for different typing resources as well technology lesson plans.
Keyboarding Skills: Improve or Maintain Computer Keyboarding Skills This fun typing test checks speed and accuracy using nonsense words.
Laptop Language: Keyboarding: This website provides many online lessons on keyboarding skills.
Learn 2 Type: Offers free online typing lessons and tests. Registration is required.
MindFlash: This site provides links to websites that focus on different types of computer skills including: computer literacy, keyboarding, and mouse skills.
Mousercise! This site will help students develop coordination using a mouse.
Palm Beach county Library System. Mousing Around: This program provides practice for using the mouse, such as clicking and dragging skills.
Power Typing: This site offers typing lessons as well as five typing games that students can use to develop their skills. Learn to type faster and for free with Ratatype typing tutor. User friendly. No downloading. No intrusive ads.
Sense-Lang.Org: This program is web-based but is also available for use offline. Sense Language provides the option of creating individualized typing activities or using the standardized lessons. The typing program has useful timing options and audio feedback features to help students develop their typing skills.
Shambles.Net: This site provides a listing of various online typing websites.
That quiz! This site has lots of drag-and-drop (check out the "cells" under Science and the "fish" under Measurement), plenty of fill-in-the-blank, and many, many click-on multiple choice items.
Typing Tests: This site provides typing lessons, games, and activities.
TypingWeb: TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor and keyboarding tutorial for all skill levels. The site includes entertaining typing games and tests and will track a student’s progress.
Web Solutions for Improving Typing Skills: Browse through the various resources here to start learning how to type quickly and accurating.
Webwise: From the British Broadcast Company (BBC): This site gives an introduction to computers, plus games and activities for using the mouse and keyboard.

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