About GED Testing

Many adults who did not complete a high school program of instruction have continued to learn through a variety of experiences encountered in everyday life. The purpose of the GED Testing program is to provide an opportunity for these individuals to have the learning acquired from such educational experiences evaluated and recognized. The GED tests make it possible for qualified individuals to earn a high school credential, thus providing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of adults to:

  • Pursue higher education
  • Obtain job or job promotions
  • Achieve personal goals

The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) are internationally recognized. They have been designed to measure major academic skills and knowledge in core content areas that are learned during four years of high school. When an adult passes the 7-1/2 hour GED Tests battery, the resulting GED credential certifies that he or she attained subject matter knowledge and skills associated with high school completion. The GED Tests battery includes the following subject area tests:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematical Reasoning

GED tests are offered at Panola College in English and Spanish. 

GED Test Passing Score Requirements:

The GED® test has a passing score of 145 on each test part. Therefore, you will need to reach a score of at least 145 on each part and a total score of 580 across the four-part battery in order to receive your GED® test credential. You may also earn the College Ready score or College Ready + Credit score if you earn the required score on a test subject. Learn more about the College Ready score and the College Ready + Credit score:

  • Below Passing: 100-144
  • GED® Passing Score: 145-164
  • GED® College Ready: 165-174
  • GED® College Ready + Credit: 175-200