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 2014 scale runs from 100 to 200 with 150 scaled score points considered to be the Passing Standard for high school equivalency and 170 scaled score points as the GED Score with Honors, reflective of readiness for career and college.