GED testing available through KC

Friday, February 7, 2014

The GED Testing Center at Kishwaukee College announces Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) testing opportunities for Spring 2014. The new version of the GED Test is now being administered at the College and the new procedures for test registration and testing have been implemented as well.

The GED consists of four testing areas: Reasoning through Language Arts (reading and writing skills), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. To complete the GED, examinees must achieve a minimum score of 150 on each test area and a minimum total score of 600 on all four tests. The State of Illinois also requires a passing score on the Constitution test to receive the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate.

With the new 2014 version of the GED Test are new procedures for registering for the test. Examinees must now create a GED Account at www.ged.com and register for the test online or by calling Pearson Vue, the GED testing company, at 877-392-6433 to schedule a testing appointment. Kishwaukee College offers GED testing in the Learning Skills Center (Room A1300) on Fridays between 9:00a.m. - 1:30p.m. Any cancellations or rescheduling is done through Pearson Vue, either online or by phone call. Examinees can register for each of the four subject tests individually or for the entire four-test GED exam. Examinees are charged $30 per test and must pay by credit or debit card.

The Constitution Test is a separate registration and testing procedure. The free paper test consists of 60 questions and has a time limit of one hour. Testing is on Wednesdays at 2:00p.m. To schedule an appointment for the Constitution test, call Tricia Hernandez at 815-825-2086, Ext 3111.

Examinees should arrive at the Kishwaukee College Learning Skills Center (Room A1300) 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment and present a non-expired, government-issued photo ID that shows name, address, date of birth, and signature. Acceptable IDs include driver's license, state identification, passport or Matricula Consular. Temporary visitor driver's licenses are not acceptable as ID. If the primary ID does not show Illinois residency, the following will also need to be presented: lease, mortgage, utility bills, or any other official mail.

The GED is available to anyone who meets the following requirements:

• 17 years of age or older

• not a high school graduate or a GED graduate

• resident in the State of Illinois for thirty days

If an individual is of 17 years old or younger, a withdrawal (separation) letter from the last school enrolled must be emailed to leann.arsenault@illinois.gov or faxed to 217-558-6700. These instructions will be emailed to you once you set up your account at www.ged.com

Examinees with a documented disability may be eligible for certain testing accommodations. GED test accommodations may include the following audiocassette, braille, large-print or screen- magnification, scribe, extended time, calculator, private room, or stop-the-clock breaks. For more information, contact the Adult Education Counselor, Mary Ann Kolls at (815) 825-2086, ext. 3190.

Free GED preparation classes are offered at sites in DeKalb, Rochelle and Sycamore. The new test is computer-based and basic computer skills classes are also offered through Adult Education at Kishwaukee College. Examinees who would like to attend a GED preparation class should contact the Adult Education department at Kishwaukee College at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180 or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/aetp.

For more information on GED Testing at Kishwaukee College, contact Jenny Morgan, Coordinator of Testing Services, at 815-825-2086, ext. 2790, at jenny.morgan@kishwaukeecollege.edu or visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/ged.

For information on GED preparation classes offered through Kishwaukee College, contact Tricia Wagner, Director of Adult Education at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180 or at tricia.wagner@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

To create a GED Examinee account, visit www.ged.com.

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