What is the usual process and assesment method of handing out GED or other high school equivalency degrees? How do they decide where to start you and when you’re done? I know people don’t just go back and sit through every high school day again, so I’m wondering if it is all self-paced with proctored exams or what? Thanks.
When I did mine (2001) I had to apply with the Ministry of Education in Ontario and pay them money. They had a bunch of dates set up in various cities and you picked a convenient one. It was a 5 part proctored exam. Sections were: social science (basically geography), English (grammar), short essay, math, and something I cannot remember. It was done over 2 days, each section marked independently, and was incredibly easy. I don’t see American GED tests being that different than Canadian, probably just a different focus in the content.
It’s worth getting if anybody is interested. Managed to get me into university.
my brother took the GED along time ago. I was around 12 years old at the time, so I don’t quite remember all the details. He told me it was a 6 hour long test consisting of mostly writing and math. He told me a few sample problems. I probably could have passed it when I was 12.
I took my GED in 1989 in California. I took a series of tests over a week or so, then paid a fee and got my certificate.
The tests were proctored and timed, but not that difficult. I got the test results immediately, but had to wait to get the certificate.
All in all, not THAT big a deal.