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New GED Practice Test Predicts Success On Official Exam

GED Ready: The Official Practice Test provides same-day scores, personal study recommendations, and indicates a student's likelihood to pass the real test

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New GED Testing Service data has found that 95 percent of students who take GED Ready: The Official Practice Test and score in the Likely to Pass level go on to pass the real test. GED Ready, which is available online in English and Spanish through MyGED at GED.com, provides students with in-depth information about their performance that helps target studying and remediation needs for the student and the adult educator.

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"GED Testing Service is excited to see that test-takers across the country are taking advantage of the study tools available on MyGED including GED Ready, information for local preparation programs, and free study resources to prepare for the official GED test," said Randy Trask, president of GED Testing Service. "This early data for GED Ready demonstrates GED Testing Service's commitment to developing effective and accessible tools that help both students and adult educators succeed."

Students who take GED Ready receive the Enhanced Score Report immediately. The report includes a personalized study plan that shows the skills they need to work on to score higher and directs them to specific pages and lessons from a dozen test preparation books and online materials. This gives every student their own targeted study plan to work on at home, or alongside a teacher.

"I took the math practice test and scored in the Too Close to Call section," said Ashley Guerra, who was one of the first students in Texas to take and pass both the practice and official GED test. "I really liked how the practice test score reports I received told me exactly what areas I needed to improve on in math before taking the real test."

In addition to the official practice test, there are a number of study materials and tools available 24/7 to test-takers on MyGED. On the site, test-takers can access free practice test questions, locate local adult education classes, and browse more than a dozen publisher study books and online tutorials. These study resources and tools better prepare students for the 2014 GED test, which is the only high school equivalency test fully aligned to state College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education. The 2014 GED program more quickly moves test-takers to postsecondary education programs and to good jobs with good wages. The new GED test is currently available in more than 1,800 official GED testing centers across 40 states and the District of Columbia.

Students interested in taking GED Ready: The Official Practice Test or learning more about the 2014 GED program should visit GED.com.

About GED Testing Service
The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 18 million graduates since 1942. Last year, nearly 800,000 adults sat for the GED test, which is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the one official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma.

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