GED Testing Service has announced revisions to the passing scores and performance levels for its high school equivalency test and is making those revisions retroactive to Jan.1, 2014.
North Carolina will join 32 states in recognizing these changes immediately, possibly resulting in as many as 700 new high school equivalency diploma holders in the state.
GED Testing Service is contacting those affected by the changes via email; however, test takers with questions can log into their MyGED.com account or go to gedtestingservice.com/testers/tester-score-change-faqs for information.
GED Testing Service has revised the “cut,” or passing score, from 150 per test module to 145. Additionally, GED is recalibrating its performance levels to the following scale:
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Performance Level 1: Below Passing, 100-144.
Performance Level 2: Pass/High School Equivalency, 145-164.
Performance Level 3: GED College Ready, 165-174.
Performance Level 4: GED College Ready + Credit, 175-200.
Those who test at Performance Level 4 might be eligible for up to 10 semester hours of college credit. For more information, visit acenet.edu/Pages/default.aspx.
“We are working with our GED state representative to ensure students and programs get the necessary information to implement this new change,” said Dr. Lisa Chapman, senior vice president for programs in the N.C. Community College System.
For more information on high school equivalency testing opportunities, visit nccommunitycolleges.edu/college-and-career-readiness/high-school-equivalency or contact Tovoya Dobbin, JCC’s coordinator of basic skills assessment, recruitment and retention, at 919-209-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on the GED Testing Service changes is available at GEDtestingservice.com/score-changes.