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The new 2014 GED test will be based on new standards adopted by the state. We anticipate some of the questions to be more advanced than the current version.
There are 2 important things you need to know:
All services are free. We furnish your books, paper, pencils, and all study materials.
You must be at least 16 years of age and officially withdrawn from school in order to enroll. Proof of your school withdrawal is required. Those 19 years of age or older may enroll at any time.
No. If you are 16 to 18 years of age you can enroll immediately and begin preparing for the GED. You can not take the GED exam until you have been withdrawn from school for 90 days. Those 19 and older can test as soon as they are certified test ready.
Yes. Kentucky requires all GED testers to take and pass the OPT before sitting for the GED exam.
ACE2 provides targeted instruction and tutoring for the five content areas of the GED test, which include reading, science, social studies, writing, and mathematics. All instruction and materials are available to the student at no charge. Once the student is certified GED test ready, financial assistance is available to help defer the cost of the GED test.
There are five sections: reading, social studies, science, mathematics, and language, including an essay. More information is available here.
No. You will only be required to retest in the section(s) not passed. You will be required to work with your adult education provider to remediate and improve your scores and take the OPT in that section(s) to ensure you are prepared.
You may only take the GED test three times in a calendar year.
For Hopkins County residents, from August 1, 2013 through December 11, 2013, the test fee for your first GED test session is $60. Madisonville Community College pays $40 of the GED test fee. You will be required to pay the remaining $20. If you need to retake a section, you will be required to pay a retest fee.
For Muhlenberg County residents the Muhlenberg County Literacy Council and the Felix Martin Foundation will pay your $60 test fee. If you need to retake a section, you will be required to pay a retest fee.
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test is used by employers and OET as a screening tool to assure you have basic reading, language and math skills. Each employer has a different cut score and validity length for your scores. WIA uses the TABE test to determine eligibility for their programs. If you need to take the TABE test, just find the ACE2 location that best serves you and call to set up an appointment time to test.
No. You can not fail the test. If you do not meet the required cut scores, we can work with you to improve your scores, and you can retest. The test consists of three sections: reading, mathematics, and language. You would only be required to retest on the specific section where improvement was needed. The test is free.
Yes. The college requires you to take a placement test called COMPASS before enrolling in your classes. The COMPASS is a computerized test that measures your reading, language and math skills. Sample questions are available from the test provider. Each program and degree has different COMPASS requirements. If you need to improve any of your COMPASS scores, we can help. Achieving the highest score you can on the COMPASS will assist you in completing your degree on time.
ACE2 offers community college enrollment preparation through the Gateway to Academic Progress (GAP) program. Students can enroll to prepare for or improve their COMPASS or ASSET placement scores. Classes are offered each semester in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. These classes are designed to help the student prepare for the rigors and expectations of college-level classes.