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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.

  1. The passing score for all high school equivalency GED® modules will move from 150 to 145, effective immediately.
    The passing score of 145 is effective immediately; however, your score report will not be updated until March 1, 2016. If you have earned a 145 or higher on any subject module, you have passed.

  2. 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. Updated records will be available in the "My Scores" section of your MYGED® account beginning on March 1, 2016. Diplomas earned as a result of this change will be mailed as soon as possible after March 2, 2016 to all recipients using the address provided when you registered. Make sure you update your address if you have moved since completing registration by editing your profile on GED.com and clicking your name in the right hand corner. If you had an institutionally created profile, call 1-877-EXAM GED and select option one to convert to a personal profile.

  3. 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 will 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.

NOTE: Scores, score reports, and other information will be automatically available on GED.com on March 1, 2016. Until then, students will continue to see the original score levels (150 and 170) reflected on transcripts, in MyGED, and in other places.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 20 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. Tests cost $11.25 per module, $45.00 for the entire battery of tests.
     
  • ALERT: 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.