State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public December 24 & December 25, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, December 24.

Maryland Adult Education and Literacy Services Program

 

GEDŽ Test on Computer - GEDŽ Testing in Maryland

 

Advantages of computer-based testing

Registration is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and flexible scheduling is available as well as the opportunity to test at your own pace by taking modules as you prefer to schedule. Instant score reporting for all but the written portion of the test is provided.

Cost of computer-based testing in 2014

The GEDŽ test on computer is $45.00 for the entire battery of four modules or $11.25 per module payable by credit card at time of scheduling. Visit www.GED.com for registration and scheduling information.

Applying to take the GEDŽ Tests on computer

To take the GEDŽ tests in Maryland, you must:

  • Be a resident of Maryland
  • Be at least 16 years old. Candidates between 16 and 19 years old must have officially withdrawn from a high school program, submitted an official school withdrawal form to the Maryland GEDŽ Office, and received approval to register for the GEDŽ tests. Date of birth will be verified at the Testing Center.
    Print and fill out the Official School Withdrawal Form (Word document, 53KB, download Word viewer for free) (PDF document, 119KB, download Adobe Acrobat for free)
  • Have not earned a high school diploma
  • Have acceptable identification to present at the Testing Center:
      1. A current (not expired) Maryland driver's license or current (not expired) Maryland learner's permit issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
      2. A current Maryland identification card issued by the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
      3. A current active duty military ID card

If none of the forms of identification and residency identified above are attainable, the candidate may apply to the Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation for an Identification Waiver (Word document, 52KB) (PDF document, 89KB). The candidate must provide to the GEDŽ Testing Office one or more forms of identification which collectively show name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. If the documentation is acceptable, the Secretary may issue a waiver letter accepting the alternative documentation. This official embossed letter must be presented, along with the supporting documentation, to the testing center at each time of testing.

Register to take the GEDŽ test on computer visit www.GED.com and click on Register Today. Or test takers can register online 24 hours per day, seven days a week online, through the Pearson VUE call center at 1-877-EXAM-GED (392-6433).

GEDŽ Testing in Spanish

Maryland offers the current GEDŽ tests in English or Spanish on computer. Indicate the language format you desire on your CBT application. Note: All GEDŽ candidates in Maryland MUST take the Language Arts/Writing test in English. For the new Series 2014 test, three of the portions may be taken in Spanish; the Reasoning through Language Arts module must be taken in English.

Computer-based GEDŽ test scores/Diploma information

You will receive immediate scores on three of the four tests: Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. The Reasoning Through Language Arts score will be emailed to you within three to five days of testing.

Candidates who are successful on the GEDŽ tests are awarded a Maryland High School Diploma issued jointly by the Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Once DLLR receives your passing scores on all tests, your Maryland High School Diploma will be mailed to you at the address you provided on your GEDŽ registration form.

Note: Visit this site frequently to keep abreast of updates to computer-based GEDŽ testing.