According to the GED Testing Service, a perfect score is 800 points on each content area for a total standard score of 4,000 as of 2014. The standard score compares the test taker to a graduating high school senior.Continue Reading
As of 2014, the five content areas on the GED are social studies, science, reading, writing and mathematics. The test taker needs a score of at least 410 to pass each content area; the average standard score for each content area is 500.
In addition to the standard score, the results also include a percentile rank. This indicates the percentage of graduating high school seniors whose scores were the same as or less than that of the test taker.Learn more about Standardized Tests
Most IQ scores fall within 15 points of a median score of 100. A normal distribution of IQ scores around this median means that 86 percent of scores fall within one standard deviation, or between 85 and 115. All but 5 percent fall within two standard deviations.Full Answer >
The American Council on Education offers the General Educational Development, or GED, across the United States for people who do not have a high school diploma. The GED test is available by making an appointment using the GED website to take the test at an approved learning center. Receiving a GED certificate is not the same as graduating high school, but is often accepted in its place.Full Answer >
According to the GED Testing Service, passing grades are based on scores, not percentages. Although some states set their own passing standards, most follow the Testing Service standard, which is a combined score of at least 2250 for all tests.Full Answer >
To practice for the GED test, learn about your state's test requirements, purchase a study guide and write down important subjects, questions and facts as you study it. Taking an online GED class can also be an excellent way to practice for the test.Full Answer >