IMPORTANT NEW SCORE INFORMATION
GED® Testing Service announced a number of recommendations to states regarding the recalibration of scores and new performance levels for the Series 2014 tests. Below are the three recommendations with Maryland's jurisdictional application.
- The passing score for all high school equivalency GED® modules was adjusted from 150 to 145, and score reports were updated on March 1, 2016. If you have earned a 145 or higher on any subject module, you have passed.
- The new score level is effective for any module in the Series 2014 GED® tests taken since January 1, 2014. Records will be automatically updated to show that the scores of 145 to 149 on all tests are now passing scores.
- The two additional performance levels will be called GED® College Ready (used to signify readiness to enter credit-bearing college courses) with a score of between 165 and 174; and GED® College Ready + Credit with a score of between 175 and 200 (which may qualify students for up to ten hours of 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.
About GED Ready™: GED Ready™ practice test score levels were automatically updated to reflect the new passing score and the "likely to pass" or "green" level is now 145-200. Students can now login on MyGED™ and take the updated GED Ready™ practice test. Students who experience a GED Ready™ practice test status change (e.g. move from yellow to green) will see their new score level reflected in their MyGED™ account.
GED® Score Change FAQs for Students
GED® Score Change FAQs for Educators
Visit MyGED™ for information and to register for the current GED® test.
- The 2014 Series GED® test is available only on computer; test scores from prior test series cannot be combined with 2014 scores.
- The 2014 GED modules can only be taken at approved Testing Centers; there are currently 27 public Testing Centers throughout Maryland. See
the Test Center Locator.
- There are four modules of the 2014 test: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning.
- Maryland subsidizes the cost of GED® testing. Testers pay just $11.25 per module or $45.00 for the entire battery of tests. Testers pay $10.00 for retests.
- 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.
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.