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GED testing will resume in August. Please check back for dates.

Test Center Location: The Guinn Special Programs GED Testing Center is located at 2221 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023 (corner of Legacy and Custer).

Test Dates: GED examinations are given on computer at Plano ISD's Pearson Vue Authorized Testing Center Monday - Friday, beginning August 26th. Dates reserved for holidays/site closures can be found at www.GED.com.

Pre-Registration is required:

  1. Before registering, make sure...

    • You have valid government-issued photo identification (Texas Driver's License, DPD ID card, passport, military ID card, Mexico Consular Matricula Card).
    • You have credit/debit card or prepaid VISA at hand.
    • You have an email address (If you do not have an email address, you will be given an opportunity to request a yahoo/Hotmail/Gmail account if registering on the computer).
  2. When ready, you may register by comptuer or by phone.

Test Fees: $33.75 per section ($135 for all four sections)

Test Description: The GED exam is comprised of 4 sections:

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) ....150 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning ................................115 minutes

Science ...........................................................90 minutes

Social Studies .................................................90 minutes

The GED exam is offered on computer and is available in English or Spanish.

Tests include seven different item types: multiple choice, short answer, extended response, drag-and-drop, drop-down, fill-in-the-blank, and hot spots.

Age Requirements: GED candidates age 18 or over may take the GED exam. Seventeen-year-old GED candidates will be instructed to provide two additional forms electronically when registering: paarental permission form and GED's Test Adminisration Withdrawal Form. Sixteen-year-old GED candidates must provide a court order specifically ordering them to take the GED exam. Documents must be provided electronically as part of the registration process.

Residence Requirement: Must be a resident of Texas or a member of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed at a Texas installation.

Educational Status: Must be officially withdrawn from school unless enrolled in an approved In-School GED Program. Must not have received a high school diploma from an accredited high school in the U.S.

Passing Scores: Minimum score of 150 on each section (on a scale of approximately 100 to 200) with a total of 600 for the four sections. Scores will be available online at a student's MyGED acount www.GED.com soon after testing.

Want to study for the GED exam?

  1. Buy a 2014 GED Study Guide, available at your local bookstore or library.

  2. Go to www.GED.com and sign up for MyGED - just enter your email address, make up a password (that you will remember), and click "Sign Up". Then click "Study" in the blue bar at the top. Charges may apply for some preparation products and services. The Official GED Practice Test is available by clicking "Take GED Ready", cost is $6 per section.

  3. Attend a Plano ISD GED preparation class at specified sites. Classes are free.

Advisory Against Misleading GED Claims
Please be advised that the GED Certificate can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service) require extensive preparation and demonstration of a hugh level of high school knowledge and academic skills. The GED Tests are administered in Texas only at approved Pearson Vue Testing Centers under the diretion of the Texas Education Agencey (TEA) GED Unit. Any other high school equivalency certificates not issued by TEA or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.

Special Accommodations: Special accommodations for examinees with physical, emotional, and learning disabilities may be requested. When registering for the GED Exam, test-takers should indicate their interest in applying for accommodations by selecting yes on the question that asks about testing modifications based upon a documented disability. Once these registrations forms are completed, test-takers will receive an email message that provides a link to the accommodations form, guidelines, and directions for submitting the requested documentation.

Free GED Classes

Plano Senior High School Library
2200 Independence Pkwy Plano, 75070 Monday/Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Classes begin on September 7
There are no fees and no need to pre-register.
Instructor: Mary Jo Lewis maryjo.lewis@pisd.edu
469-752-9300 ext. 39349

Plano Family Literacy
1300 19th Street, 1st floor room 161
Plano, 75074
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm - Classes begin on September 6 Registration August 17th
Instructor: Donna Newkirk
marla.robison@pisd.edu
469-752-2252

Family Education & Guidance Services
1300 19th Street
Plano 75074
English Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Spanish Tuesday and Thursday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
HISET Spanish: Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:30
rosa-maria.crocker@pisd.edu
469-752-2278

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