General Education Development (GED)
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Many people who did not finish high school have the same knowledge and skills as those who did graduate. By taking and passing a series of five tests in Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts Reading, and Mathematics, adults can demonstrate they have acquired the same level of knowledge. Information about each content area and subtest is available on the American Council of Education Web site.
Most colleges and employers accept a GED credential as being equivalent to a high school diploma. Each year more than 14,000 Washington residents earn their GED credentials.
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges oversees the GED testing program for the State of Washington. Those who meet the eligibility requirements may take the GED Tests at official test centers located throughout the state. The test centers are responsible for registering, scheduling, and administering the tests for their area.
GED Records and Transcripts/Verifications
Records Request Information
For General GED Questions
Lou Sager, State GED Administrator
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
PO Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495
Reports and Other Publications
GEDTS Annual Statistical Report
GED® Testing Service Updates
A new GED® test begins January 2014.