Adult Education classes are designed for persons who have not completed high school. 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 reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. Some students need minimal preparation, while others may 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 is comprised 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 150. 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.
For information about future class enrollment sessions, please call 685-6819 or 685-6817
Cogdell Learning Center
201 W. Florida
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
F. Marie Hall Academic Building, Rm 133
Midland College Main Campus, 3600 N. Garfield
Monday-Thursday, 6 - 9 pm
WRTTC in Fort Stockton
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 60 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.
Each student is tested on their knowledge level during orientation. This test 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 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.
What is on the GED® test?
Call for test registration help (432) 685-4718
Four content areas:
Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) (150 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 (90 minutes)
- Section 1 (65 minutes)
- Section 2 (25 minutes)
GED® offered in English and Spanish
3 opportunities to test per year, per content area
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