WELCOME to GED® Testing Services
Congratulations on making the personal decision to prepare and take the GED® Tests! Millions of people have taken the GED® Tests in preparation for their future, to continue their education, or improve employment opportunities.
The Virgin Islands Adult Education programs attempt to increase personal and professional success options by providing test preparation instruction in the four content areas of the GED® Tests, which include:
- Reasoning through Language Arts
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Social Studies
Successful passing of the GED® can open the door to future education, employment and self-sufficiency.
- $140.00 for Full Battery (4 Test Subjects)
- $35.00 per Test Module
Sign-up for MyGED™ at GED.com today and start preparing for the 2014 GED® test. Go to GED.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet and:
- Create your free MyGED™ account
- Start studying
- See if you’re ready for the real thing by taking GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test - $6.00 per Practice Test Module
- Learn about jobs and college options
- Schedule one or more GED® test subjects
It's your life, and your future. Get started today with MyGED™ at GED.com.
What Are The GED Tests?
The GED Tests measures the major and lasting outcomes and concepts associated with a traditional four-year high school education. In the Virgin Islands, GED Tests are offered in English or Spanish. The complete GED Tests take approximately 8 hours to complete and tests may be taken over multiple testing sessions.
The GED Tests consists of four subtests:
- Reasoning through Language Arts
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Social Studies
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older whose high school class has graduated is eligible to take the GED® Test. Anyone ages 17-18 whose class has not graduated is eligible to take the GED® Test with the following requirements.
17-18 year-old applicants
- Must contact the school or district last attended to Withdraw. The signatures on this form indicate the student has been formally withdrawn from the K-12 education system.
- Test Registration
Computer-Based Test (CBT): Must submit a copy of the form to the adult education program to release registration record. The GED® Testing registration process cannot be continued until this step is completed.
School districts do not have the authority to delay or deny access to the GED Tests if the test-taker meets the eligibility requirements. This is inclusive of correctional facilities, detention centers and jails providing education services under the direction of the local school district’s board of education.
School-age GED test-takers who have an IEP are eligible for Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) regardless of successfully obtaining a GED.
Incarcerated test-takers do not need withdrawal applications, but cannot be participating in any education programs.
Residency is not a requirement for a GED test-taker to take the GED Test.
Branches of the military may or may not accept GED credentials for enlistment. GED test-takers are strongly advised to contact the military recruiters to see what the current policies are prior to taking the GED Tests.
Note: When all modules of the GED Test are passed the test-taker may not enroll in an adult education program to pursue an Adult Education Secondary Diploma.
Preparing for GED Tests
GED preparation materials may be obtained from libraries, book stores, and online.
Tips for Taking the GED Tests
Test-Taker Resources - Test Taking Tips
General Test Taking Tips
- Remember to keep track of time.
- Leave more difficult questions for last.
- Guess if you can. There are no penalties for wrong answers.
- Answer the test questions based on the information stated in the passage rather than from outside knowledge.
- Pay attention to whether the question refers to a specific line, sentence or quotation from the reading passage.
- Be cautious of words such as: ‘never, always, wholly, and forever’ in the answer choices. Usually such categorical words are incorrect.
- Be cautious of the “too easy” answer, especially if the question seems to follow word-for-word the reference in the text. The wording in the question may change slightly, so that it is different from the test. This could be a test for alertness and attention to detail.
- Choose the ‘appropriate’ answer to the question. Often more than one answer seems correct.
Reading Comprehension Tips
- Scan the passage quickly to get the main idea.
- Read the questions quickly to get an idea of the required information.
- Read the passage slowly, carefully, and critically paying attention to leading phrases and ideas.
Official GED Smart Transcript & diploma
Official transcripts of GED Test results called a Smart Transcript and official Virgin Islands Department of Education High School Diplomas are available as follows:
- Students who pass all 4 subjects will automatically receive eTranscript and eDiploma. In addition, the new passer can login to http://ged.com to order free Paper Diploma
- Students who already passed 2014 can log in to http://ged.com to order eTranscript, eDiploma, Paper Transcript, Paper Diploma. The cost of each product is $15 (plus $2.25 shipping, no additional shipping for eTranscript, eDiploma)
- Pre-2014 passers can go to https://ged.com/life_after_ged/ to order eTranscript, eDiploma, Paper Transcript, Paper Diploma. The cost of each product is $15 (plus $2.25 shipping, no additional shipping for eTranscript, eDiploma)
- Third Parties can go to https://www.parchment.com/order/on-behalf/ to order eTranscript and eVerification for $20 each
REGISTRATION, FEES, RETESTING
. Registration and Scheduling
Registering and Scheduling to Take the GED® Computer-Based Test (CBT)
- Test-takers must register online and click Register Today.
- The online registration process includes entering personal demographic information, selecting a testing center, selecting test modules, selecting test dates and times and paying the testing fee. If you are 16-18-years-old, you must complete and submit K-12 Education Withdrawal and GED® Testing Registration Application Form. The registration process cannot be continued until this step is completed.
- A current government issued photo ID is required for test taking.
Rescheduling or Canceling a Testing Appointment
- Test-takers must reschedule and cancel their GED® test appointment at least 48 hours before the appointment time via the test-taker website, Pearson-Vue Call Center or the Pearson-Vue Testing Center (PVTC). Appointments must be rescheduled within the authorized delivery period.
- No additional fee will be charged to the test-taker for rescheduling or canceling if rescheduling or canceling is done 48 hours before the appointment time.
- Test-takers cannot reschedule an appointment inside of this 48-hour notice time.
- Test-takers that do not report to their scheduled appointment time are considered no-shows and forfeit their test fees.
- Test-takers that cancel an appointment at least 48 hours prior to their appointment time and do not wish to reschedule will receive 100 percent of the test fee refunded.
- Test-takers that arrive more than 15 minutes late may lose their ability to take the GED® test at the scheduled time and may forfeit their test fee.
- All registrations with accommodations must be rescheduled or canceled through the GED® Testing Service accommodations coordinator.
B. ID Requirements
A current government issued picture (legible picture) ID is required for admission to a GED® Testing Center. Allowable forms of ID include:
Forms of ID not acceptable include:
- Library Cards
- High School ID Card
- College/University ID Card
C. Fees to Take the GED® Test
- The cost to take the GED® Test – entire battery – is $140.00.
- Retesting fee for any test module: $10.00 per module.
D. Actions that May Compromise your GED® Tests in the vIRGIN iSLANDS
All devices used for cheating are to be confiscated from the test-taker and are not to be returned to the test-taker until the examiner has consulted with the State GED® Testing Administrator. There is not a time line for returning devices as they will be held as evidence in any legal case that may be pursued.
The Proctor of the Pearson Vue Testing Center, where the infraction, occurred must notify the State GED® Testing Administrator on the day of the infraction.
Test-takers caught cheating will be barred by the State GED® Testing Administrator from testing at any Pearson Vue Testing Center for a period of at least three months from date of the infraction.
Test-takers caught cheating must seek permission of the Lead Proctor of the Pearson Vue Testing Center that they are seeking to access before rescheduling any test module.
- Behavior - Verbal and/or Physical
In the case of disruptive verbal and/or physical abuse, the test-taker may be asked to leave the testing session.
A decision and directions regarding the test-taker’s ability to access a testing center and continue testing will be conveyed by the State GED® Testing Administrator to the Lead Proctor at the testing center where the incident occurred.
Notification will be provided to all testing centers by the State GED® Testing Administrator if the situation is such that the test-taker is not allowed to continue testing for an extended period of time.
Any cheating or behavioral infraction will be reported to Pearson Vue following Pearson Vue’s Testing standards. Consequences for infractions may include sanctions by GED Testing Services, Pearson Vue or the Virgin Islands GED Administrator.
E. GED® Testing Accommodations
GED® Test test-takers are encouraged to seek appropriate accommodations. Accommodations may be provided based on diagnoses of learning disabilities, physical, emotional or other disabilities. VisitGED Testing Services Accommodations for further information and forms. Processing accommodations requests take time. Plan accordingly to avoid testing delays.
F. Unusual Testing Situations
- Persons requiring higher GED® Test scores for admission to a specific post-secondary institution may retake the GED® Test.
- Persons from foreign countries requiring proof of academic skills or competency for employment, post-secondary of military entrance purposes, etc., but have insufficient or unaccepted proof of such from the country of origin, may take the GED® Test.
- Persons, whose permanent high school records have been lost or destroyed as the result of a school closure or a disaster such as war, fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, or hurricane, should contact the GED® Testing State Administrator for further direction.