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  4. Your GED Score

Your GED Score

Scoring is based on the number of points a test-taker earns in each section rather than on the number of questions the test-taker gets correct. Different questions have different point values. For example, questions in which a test-taker is asked to fill in two blanks or choose options from two drop-down menus are worth two points. The number of questions a test-taker will see on test day may vary from one form of the test to another. What remains the same across different test forms is the number of points on each test.The total score for each of the four individual GED tests is then totaled and converted to a standard score, which ranges from 100 to 200.

Your final GED transcript will include your standard scores and your percentile ranking, or how your score compares to high-school students who are graduating. To receive an equivalency diploma, you must get an overall score that’s 60% or higher than the scores of graduating high-school seniors.

Though the above guidelines apply to most test takers, different jurisdictions (states, territories, and Canadian provinces) can require even higher minimum scores. Contact your local Department of Education for more specifics.