Facts About the GED® Test in MarylandFor more information about the GED Tests in Maryland, click here.
"The General Educational Development® (GED®) tests offer an alternate and acceptable way for an individual 16 years old or older to earn a high school diploma. Candidates who successfully complete the GED® tests are awarded a Maryland high school diploma by the State Board of Education."
An applicant is eligible to take the GED® tests if the applicant:
- Is a Maryland resident at the time of testing;
- is a least 17 years old; and
Meets both of the following requirements:
To qualify for the Maryland high school diploma by examination (GED® tests), a candidate shall earn:
- a standard score of 145 or above on each of the four GED® test content areas.
GED® Test Specifications:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 minutes)
- Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes, on-screen calculator provided, TI-30XS Multiview scientific, for use on most items)
- Science (90 minutes)
- Social Studies (70 minutes)
There are seven different item types:
- Extended response
- Hot spot
- Multiple choice
- Short answer
The GED tests are delivered via computer at certified testing locations. Three of the four modules may be taken in Spanish; however, the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) must be taken in English. Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year.
The GED® tests are offered at various locations throughout Maryland. For more information regarding specific testing locations, please visit www.dllr.maryland.gov/gedmd/gedlocations.shtml .
MD i-Pathways is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning.