GED preparation available

KHANDICE HORN
Staff Writer

The chances to take the current GED testing series are slowly running out. The 2002 GED Testing Series will be replaced beginning Jan. 2, 2014 with testing on computers. Incomplete or insufficient GED scores from the 2002 series will no longer be valid after Dec. 31, 2013.

The five remaining testing opportunities are now through April 17, June 11-12, Sept. 10-11, Oct. 8-9 and Nov. 5-6.

Candidates taking the whole test must pay an $80 non-refundable test fee to the Cashier’s Office by money order, cash or credit card (no personal checks) by the published registration deadline. For a re-test, a $15 per test section fee also be paid at the Cashier’s Office.

The GED is given on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses.

To obtain 2013 test schedule, registration procedures, registration deadlines and the latest GED information, visit www.kilgore.edu/testing.asp

Adult Basic Education GED Preparation Services are available for those planning to take the test.

Although attending a preparation course is not required in order to take the GED test initially, it is strongly recommended. No fees are charged for attending GED classes  offered at this time.

The classes are year around. Registration is either the first  Monday or Tuesday of each month. Students should be prepared to stay after registration since that is also the first day of class.

A class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday is offered in Kilgore at the Woodruff Adult Education Center, Room 109 A.  An evening class is offered 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Woodruff Adult Education Center.

There are also classes available at KC-Longview. The day class is held 8 a.m.- noon Monday – Friday and the evening class is from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

For more information, contact the Adult Basic Education Department at 903-988-3738 or visit the college website at www.kilgore.edu/abe.asp.

For a candidate to officially pass, the GED test overall average score must be greater than or equal to 2250 with at least 410 on each individual test.

Candidates must take all five GED tests: Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts Reading, Science, Social Studies and Mathematics.

Texas Education Agency in Austin mails official scores two to three weeks after the test.

A copy of the “Official GED Test Results” can be received online.

Candidates who do not receive at least a 410 on a section must wait six months or attend a GED preparation course/tutorial program before attempting to retest.

For more information, contact Kilgore Testing Center at 903-983-8215 or email  testing@kilgore.edu.