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Mathematical Reasoning
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Reasoning Through Language Arts
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6 of 11 Correct
Social Studies
3 of 8 Correct
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The GED (General Educational Development) exam is a test that serves as an alternative to earning a traditional high school diploma. It allows individuals who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn a state-issued high school equivalency credential. The GED is recognized across the United States and Canada as well as by many colleges, universities, and employers as equivalent to a high school diploma. The exam covers four key subject areas, designed to test a candidate's proficiency and knowledge across a range of high school-level topics.

Mathematical Reasoning: The math section challenges test-takers with a variety of mathematical problems covering quantitative and algebraic problem-solving. This includes, but is not limited to, arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. The aim is to assess the candidate's ability to apply mathematical reasoning in practical contexts. Test-takers have 115 minutes to complete this section, and the use of a calculator is permitted for most of the test.

Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): This section evaluates a test-taker's abilities in reading comprehension, writing, and editing. It consists of reading passages from both literary and non-fiction sources, and test-takers must demonstrate their ability to understand, interpret, and analyze these texts. Additionally, the writing component requires the production of an extended response (essay) that assesses the candidate's ability to argue or explain a point with evidence. The RLA section lasts for 150 minutes, which includes a 10-minute break.

Science: This part of the exam tests the candidate's understanding of fundamental concepts in physical science, life science, and earth and space science. It requires the application of scientific reasoning, the interpretation of data, and the evaluation of hypotheses and experimental results. The science test lasts for 90 minutes and includes a variety of question types, such as multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer.

Social Studies: The social studies section assesses knowledge and skills in the areas of U.S. history, civics and government, economics, and geography. It measures the ability to understand and analyze historical events, interpret maps and data, and evaluate arguments and opinions based on evidence. This section is 70 minutes long and, like the science section, features a mix of question formats.

To achieve the high school equivalency certificate through the GED exam, a candidate must score at least 145 on each of the four sections: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, summing up to a total score of 580. Candidates have the flexibility to take these sections individually and can opt to complete the exam either online or at a designated testing facility. The GED scoring system ranges from 100 to 200. Achieving a score of 165 or higher in any subject not only demonstrates college readiness but may also exempt the candidate from college placement exams or developmental courses. Furthermore, a score exceeding 175 in any test section could lead to the awarding of up to 10 college credits.
The GED® serves a wide audience, helping millions of people worldwide to achieve their educational and career goals.
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