Tara Ness
Dear Sherman,
I have a friend that would like to get her GED and I would like to help her. Can you give me some information on where we need to start and where she can go to take the test.
Thank you,
Tara Ness
Hi Tara,

Here is what I would suggest. The first thing is to access her skills with an Official GED Practice Test. This test uses the same kind of questions as the real GED, but is half as long. It is actually written by the same people. The Practice Test comes with a conversion table so that you can tell what her score would be on the real test. You can find out more about these tests at this link: http://www.passged.com/practice_tests.php

With that assessment, then you can identify which areas she will need to study. The minimum passing score in any test is 410 points, but all the tests together have to average 450 points each. So, any test area (there are five: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts Reading and Writing) that are below 450 points should be the focus of her preparation work.

There are many good books to study from, and we will be offering an online course on math in a few weeks. You can go to this link for reviews of the study guides: http://www.passged.com/book_store.php

About your question on where to take the test. Go to this link http://www.passged.com/test_state.php#1 and call or write the contact for your state. A call to your local high school or Community College might give you this information as well.

Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me with any other questions you have.

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