Each correct answer is worth one point. For each individual GED test, these points are totaled and then converted to a standard score, which ranges from 200 to 800.
Your final GED transcript will include your standard scores and your percentile ranks. Percentile rank shows where you stand in relationship to other graduating high school students and allows the schools to compare candidates more easily. GED takers must perform on a level comparable to 60% of graduating high school seniors to receive a high school equivalency diploma.
Two scores are required to pass the GED: an individual score for EACH of the five tests and an average score for ALL five tests. The GED Testing Service has set a minimum passing score of 410 for each test and an average score of 450 for all of the tests. Also, a GED candidate must earn a score of 2 or higher (out of 4) on the Language Arts, Writing Test, Part II essay in order to pass and receive a standard score for that exam. Different jurisdictions (states, territories, and Canadian provinces) can set higher scores than the minimum. Contact your state Department of Education for the passing individual and average scores in your state.