Our mission at CITED is to help connect local community education partners with students through technology. Cited identifies evidence-based practices to support the achievement of all students. Our goal is to increase the literacy level of millions throughout the United States.
Adults who have not received their high school diploma are eligible to receive an equivalent credential by passing the GED® test. The exam tests basic subjects that students are taught in high schools nationwide. Although students who take the test are not awarded a diploma, they do receive an equivalency credential certification that is accepted by employers and higher learning institutions around the country.
The GED® exam consists of five sections- language arts (writing), language arts (reading), science, math, and social studies. Each section awards a score between 200 and 800. A score of 800 puts the test taker in the top 1 percentile of all high school students. To pass the test, a student must obtain a minimum score of 410 on each section and an overall average of 450 on the entire exam.
More than 15 million people have received certification since the program began. One in every seven Americans with high school credentials received the GED® certificate, as well as one in 20 college students. Seventy percent of recipients complete at least the 10th grade before leaving school, and the same number are over the age of 19, with the average age being 24.
Students who are interested can prepare for the test with prep classes offered at public libraries, literacy centers, workforce learning centers, adult education centers, high school libraries, community colleges, universities and other volunteer organizations. Our website provides you with a list of the nearest GED® classes to your home. The GED® examination cannot be taken online and must be taken in paper and pencil format at an official testing center. We also offer a nationwide directory of GED® testing locations.