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GED® Testing Service announced a number of recommendations to states regarding the recalibration of scores and new performance levels for the GED® test. Below are the three recommendations with Maryland's jurisdictional application.
- The passing score for all GED® test modules was adjusted from 150 to 145. If you have earned a 145 or higher on any subject module, you have passed that subject module.
- The new score level is effective for each module of the GED® test taken since January 1, 2014. Records have been automatically updated to show that the scores of 145 to 149 on all modules are now passing scores.
- The two additional performance levels are called GED® College Ready (used to signify readiness to enter credit-bearing college courses) with a score between 165 and 174; and GED® College Ready + Credit with a score between 175 and 200 (which may qualify students for college credit). These two performance levels replace the previous GED® with Honors performance level. Check with higher education institutions to see if they participate in the College Ready + Credit provision. The GED® Office at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has no partnership with any institution regarding the awarding of college credit based on GED® scores.
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- The GED® test is available only on computer; test scores from prior test series cannot be combined with scores received in January 2014 or after.
- The GED® test modules can only be taken at approved Testing Centers; the public Testing Centers are located throughout Maryland. See the Test Center Locator .
- There are four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning.
- Maryland subsidizes the cost of initial GED® testing for each module. See Test Information for Maryland’s GED® testing fee structure.
- Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year. If additional retests are needed, the tester must wait until January 1 of the next year to schedule retest(s).
- Maryland’s Compulsory Attendance Law, effective July 1, 2015, states that students may not withdraw from school before the age of 17.
- Homeless youth may contact the GED® Office at 410-767-0538 for registration information.
WARNING: Any advertised GED® "diploma service" or "purchase of a GED® diploma" is fraudulent. Please contact the GED® Office at 410-767-0538 to report offers of diplomas for sale.
GED® Testing Service, through Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, is the ONLY official provider of a Maryland High School diploma earned through GED® testing.