Regional Office of Education: GED
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WHAT IS THE GED TESTING PROGRAM?
The General Educational Development Testing Program offers you an opportunity to earn a GED high school diploma. Many people who did not finish high school have knowledge and skills comparable to people who did graduate. This idea is the basis of the GED Testing Program. The GED Test asks questions about subjects covered in high school. The GED Tests are given in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, most Canadian provinces, and the Canadian territories. Each year, about one-half million people earn their GED Diplomas, which they use to get jobs, earn promotions, or qualify for higher education and training. An individual can take the GED Tests in English, Spanish, or French. Special large-print, audiocassette, and Braille editions of the GED Tests are also available, and adaptations to testing conditions are permitted for adults with disabilities.
Test Expiration Warning: The current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013. A new GED Test series begins in January 2014. You must complete and pass all five subject area tests by December 2013. Partial scores WILL NOT carry over to 2014. If you do not pass all tests by the end of December 2013, you must start over in 2014.
- We offer the entire General Education Development/GED Test monthly. The tests are always given on a Friday evening and Saturday morning. On Friday, the test times are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, the test times are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must attend both days of testing.
- You must come to our office in Room 401 at the Peoria County Courthouse to pre-register for the GED test. Test spaces are limited so you need to register ASAP. We take registration from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday. It will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the registration process. All testers must be completely registered before 11:30 a.m. on the Friday test date.
- AGE & I.D. REQUIREMENTS: You must be 17 years of age or older to take the GED test. If you are 17 or 18 years old, you need to bring a letter (on official letterhead) from the school you last attended showing your official drop date. To test in Peoria County, you must reside in Peoria County. You must provide us with a valid and current Illinois Driver's License or Illinois State I.D. Card that shows you live in Peoria County. If the address on your Illinois Driver's License or I.D. Card is not correct, you must also provide us with a piece of mail that you have received that has your correct address.
- The cost of the GED test is $50.00 cash. The cash payment of $50.00 must be paid at time of registration. The estimated cost of the new 2014 computer based GED Test is $130.00.
- U.S. Constitution and Illinois Constitution Requirement: If you have already passed the U.S. Constitution and Illinois Constitution GED requirement, either in high school or GED preparation program, you need to provide us with official proof in the form of a letter on official letterhead or school transcripts.
If you have any other questions, please call our office at 309-672-6906 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
GED TESTING DATES FOR 2013:
January 25 and 26
February 22 and 23
March 22 and 23
April 12 and 13
May 10 and 11
June 7 and 8
July 12 and 13
August 9 and 10
September 13 and 14
October 11 and 12
November 8 and 9
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