GED Program

Not having a High School Diploma or GED will exclude you for 90% of jobs.

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GED Program

General Overview

The GED (General Educational Development) Test in Spanish aims to evaluate the knowledge of those who take the test, and award recognition for learning and educational experience. The GED exam evaluates how well a person has developed abilities or general knowledge that is acquired during the regular 4 year high-school period. A student who passes the exam is given a certificate of equivalency to a high-school diploma, as an indicator of the level of preparation for continuing into a professional education. It is not necessary for the person taking the test to memorize numerous details, definitions, or facts. It is more important that they demonstrate a capacity for reasoning concerning a variety of subjects. The test includes for test subjects: Language arts reasoning (reading and writing), Mathematical reasoning, Science and Social Studies. All of the exams are taken electronically at an authorized Testing Center, approved by the Texas Education Agency. The GED en Español course consists of exercises and practice strategies to assure a passing score for students.


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Mathematics

The test of mathematical reasoning evaluates the understanding of mathematical aspects and their application in a number of everyday life situations. The exam focuses its evaluation on the following aspects: Number sense and operations, measurement and data analysis, algebra, geometry patterns and functions.


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Language Arts / Writing

The language arts reasoning segment is made up of mainly informative and literary texts. The questions concerning fiction and non-fiction works are made to test the student’s capacity to read and interpret passages, as well as argument analysis, and text comparisons. In the more extended responses required, the student must back up written answers with information extracted from the texts provided. The test also evaluates the grammatical components, use of capital/lower-case letter, correct punctuation, verbal tenses, and subject verb agreement. The test includes exercises in which the student must choose the correct option from a drop-down menu; fill in the blanks, and drag and drop elements, or type in a longer answer.


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Social Studies

The Social Studies part of the exam, is mostly related to Civics, Government, along with some US History, Economy, and World Geography. The Civics and Government section evaluates complex skills such as Reading, reasoning, and critical thinking. The area concerning US History evaluate the capacity to interpret texts, images, graphics, and timelines. Wages, salaries, deposits, cash withdrawals, checkbook balancing, budgeting and taxes are subjects to concentrate on in this section. The Economy section focuses on the study of decisions made related to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. This part of the exam includes multiple choice, fill in the blank, drag and drop responses, and short to long typed answers.


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Science

The majority of the science test is related to the life science and physics, as well as earth and space science. The questions concerning life science evaluate the student’s capacity to interpret texts or graphics, and respond to them using reasoning abilities, such as identification of cause and effect and drawing conclusions. The Physical Science section of the test is divided between Chemistry (the study of materials) and Physics (the study of materials and energy). These questions will evaluate the

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