In 2001, over 1 million adults around the world took the GED (General Educational Development) exam. An Oklahoma GED diploma is required for many job opportunities and entry into a college program. If you are looking to improve your life and gain access to better employment or a good school, use this guide to assist you in getting your GED certificate.
Oklahoma GED Test Format
The Oklahoma GED is a five-part exam that tests an applicant’s knowledge in five areas: social studies, writing, math, reading, and science. The writing and math portions of the exam are further divided into two parts. The first part of the writing exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions which the second part is an essay test. Candidates can use a calculator for the first part of the math test but not the second.
Except for the essay question, there are a total of 240 questions on the test. You will have approximately 7.5 hours to complete the exam. People with disabilities may request special accommodations.
How is the Oklahoma Exam Scored?
Each individual test is worth between 200 and 800 points. To successfully pass the Oklahoma GED, you must score an average of 450 on each test for a cumulative score of 2250. No one test score can dip below 410, though, or it will automatically earn a failing grade. All failed tests must be retaken. All or part of the GED exam may be taken up to three times in one calendar year.
OK GED Eligibility Requirements
The eligibility requirements for taking the Oklahoma GED are:
- • Minimum age is 16
- • Not enrolled in an accredited public or private high school
- • Have not graduated or receive an equivalent high school diploma
- • Sixteen and seventeen year olds must have their parents or guardians sign a Test Agreement
Eligibility requirements can change at any time. It is best to contact an official GED testing center in Oklahoma for the current eligibility requirements.
You must submit all relevant paperwork and an application to a GED testing center to register for the exam. You will need to present valid identification when you register for the test. The testing fee is also due at that time. The fee to take the test varies between testing centers, but is usually no more than $80 for the battery of tests and $15 for individual retests. (visit www.ok.gov)
How to Prepare for the Test
It is recommended that you study for the GED before you take the official test. You can study in a number of ways. The most popular way is to take a GED prep class offered by many community colleges and adult education centers. These classes provide an in-depth review of the material that will be on the test. Another option is to study on your own using GED study guides that can be purchased at a bookstore or from online resources. This allows you to design a course of study that focuses on your specific needs.