GED in Florida

Details of GED for Those in Florida

Thousands of students take up the test in the Sate of Florida. It gives an opportunity for adults who have not been able to attend high school to get a diploma to pursue higher studies or rise up in their career. Due to security reasons, the test cannot be taken online. It has to be taken at a testing center only. The State of Florida offers the test for people with special needs as well. This includes allotting of a scribe to write the test, allotting of more time, testing in a separate room with frequent breaks and other requirements for the differently-abled examines. The exam is available in the Braille form and audio cassettes form as well.

Once you pass this test, you will be awarded the Florida state High School diploma. Transcript of your scores is also given. Additional copies of the transcript and diploma can be obtained from Florida Department of Education. The subjects tested are Language Arts-Reading, Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.





Details of Florida GED

  • Age You have to be 18 years or above to take up the exam. For some, the local School Board grants an age waiver. The requirements for this age waiver differ between the different school districts. The Chief Examiner of your county will give you the requirements for this.
  • Duration of the Test The total time duration of the test is seven and half hours. The test at Florida can be taken over 3 mornings or evenings.
  • Residency The Florida state residents can only take up the test. Proof of residency is a must and the identification can be either a State of Florida License or State of Florida Identification card. Social Security Cards should also be carried by the examinees.
  • Languages The test is offered in English and Spanish in the state of Florida.
  • Format The test format in the state of Florida is the same as in other states. There are five sections.
  • Subject

    Part

    No. of Questions

    Questions Format

    Duration

    Language Arts- Writing

    I

    50

    Multiple-choice questions

    75 minutes

    II

    1

    Essay

    45 minutes

    Social Studies


    50

    Multiple-choice questions

    70 minutes

    Science


    50

    Multiple-choice questions

    80 minutes

    Mathematics

    I

    25

    Multiple-choice questions- Calculator allowed

    45 minutes

    II

    25

    Multiple-choice questions and Special type questions-Calculator not allowed

    45 minutes

    Language Arts-Reading


    40

    Multiple-choice questions

    65 minutes

  • Scoring Scoring in this test is similar to that in other states. Each section is scored between 200 and 800. To pass the test, you have to score a minimum of 410 in the individual subjects and a score of 2250 totally, with an average score of 450 in the different subjects. You can take up the test up to 3 times in a year.
  • Registration Registration can be done only in person at a location near to your area. You have to provide your State of Florida identity card while registering for the test. You are also required to complete Demographic booklet forms. The registration fee differs within the State of Florida, but the fees cannot exceed $75. This site gives you the list of testing centers in the State of Florida, http://data.fldoe.org/workforce/contacts/default.cfm?action=showList&ListID=59.
  • Preparation There are a lot of institutes that offer coaching in the State of Florida. Adult Education Programs and Community Organizations offer help for those who are preparing for the test. The Kentucky Educational Television offers GED on TV, which broadcasts preparation course in the months of February and May and can be used for preparation. For more information, you can visit www.ket.org/GED. Libraries in Florida have a lot of study materials. You can use them for preparation.

Florida Adult and Technical Distance Education Consortium offers many online courses for the different subjects.

Florida TechNet gives a list of preparatory courses for preparation. They also conduct events related to preparation.




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