Adult Education classes are designed to help people to earn a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (TxCHSE). Men and women study individual materials that are on their own level and progress at their own speed. Students preparing to take the GED® test are given instruction in Reasoning through Language Arts, (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. Although some students may need a minimal preparation, others may need to attend classes for a year or longer. Students are encouraged to take a section of the test whenever they, and the instructor, feel the results will be positive. The GED® test consists of four individual tests: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. In order to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, a student must pass all 4 tests with a combined score of 600 or higher, and with no one test scoring below 145. Successful completion of the GED® tests may be necessary for a job qualification, or it also may qualify the student for college or technical school admission.
Placement scores: Fail 144 or less -- Pass 145 and above (The college readiness score of 170 or above will not exempt a student from the TSI placement if he wishes to attend college).
For information about future class enrollment sessions, please call 685-6819 or 685-6817
Midland College Main Campus, 3600 N. Garfield
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Midland College Branch Campus
Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC)
1309 W. IH 10
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long will it take me to pass the GED® test?
The time needed to pass your GED® test will depend on you! If you enroll in classes, you will be required to commit to a minimum of 40 hours of attendance. The length of time you require will depend on how much you already know, how much you need to review and learn, and on the amount of effort you are willing to give. You need to plan to complete and pass all four tests with a combined score of 600 minimum.
How will I know what I need to study?
Each student is tested on his knowledge in reading writing and math.during orientation. The short assessment will show what skills you have already mastered, and what skills need to be perfected. Students will be tested periodically through the course to check on the progress each student is making.
How will I know if I'm ready to take the GED® test?
When you have shown sufficient progress, you will have the opportunity to take a practice test to determine if you are ready for the official test.
How can you help?
• Come to class as often as possible - You will learn faster and better.
• Tell others about the class - They may enroll with you and help you study.
• Talk to your teacher if you can no longer come to class.
• Tell the teacher when you take the GED® test.
What about books and study material?
All of the study material you will need in the classroom will be provided to you.
Where do I registered for the test?
Midland College regular semester testing dates: Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Midland College Summer testing dates: Monday and Tuesday 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What is on the GED® test?
Four content areas:
Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (145 minutes)
- Section 1 (35 minutes*)
- Section 2 (45 minutes)
- Student Break (10 minutes)
- Section 3 (60 minutes*)
*The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.
Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)
- Part 1 - calculators not allowed
- Part 2 - calculators allowed
Science (90 minutes)
Social Studies (70 minutes)
GED® offered in English and Spanish
How many opportunities do I have to test?
Students can test three times on the same subject without waiting. After the third attempt, there is a 60-day waiting period before trying again.
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