Details of GED for Those in Oregon
GED Oregon gives an opportunity to the residents of Oregon, who are school dropouts and couldn't obtain their high school diploma due to various reasons, to fulfill their dreams. It provides them a chance to attain a certificate equivalent to the high school diploma which will help them in shaping up a bright future.
Test format of GED Oregon is the same as laid down by the ACE (American Council on Education) and it requires that a candidate appears for five subjects: Language Arts (Reading), Language Arts (Writing), Science, Social studies and Mathematics. The questions included are multiple-choices based and the Writing test requires one to write an essay.
You need to get a score of 410 in each test section and an average of 450 across all test sections to pass the GED Oregon. If you fail to pass the GED Oregon in the first attempt, you can attempt the GED Oregon for three times again in a year. But, before the third attempt, a letter from a recognised GED Instructor needs to be given to the Chief Examiner stating that you are ready for taking the GED Oregon.
After appearing for the GED, your scores are sent to the State GED Program Office, if you get the required passing scores, then a GED certificate is issued. The GED certificate can be obtained from the State Board of Education either personally or through mail. The certificates are not faxed.
You are eligible for taking the GED Oregon, even if you are not a resident of Oregon, but you must have completed 18 years of age. In case of any doubts regarding GED Oregon or its eligibility conditions you can refer to the link: http://www.oregon.gov/CCWD/GED/index.shtml
If you are 16 or 17 years of age and studying in an Oregon school which has been approved for Oregon GED option for Selected Secondary Students plan then you can appear for GED Oregon. If you are not studying in a school as mentioned above and wish to appear for GED Oregon, then you need to seek permission for being exempted from compulsory school attendance by the school district.
The preparation for GED Oregon can be done by selecting a study method that suits you. It can include a preparatory course available on the internet or courses provided in classrooms or studying under a private tutor. You can also opt for self study or group study. Different types of study resources are available in bookstores, libraries and on the internet. Some resources are available for free, whereas the others can be accessed by paying the required fees.
The State of Oregon provides online free GED preparation programs, the details of which are available at the link: http://www.oregon.gov/CCWD/GED/PDF/GEDOnlineCourses.pdf.
Various community colleges in Oregon offer preparation programs for GED. You can also take the help of private tutors who will help you with your preparation. Preparation programs are also available on the Oregon Public Broadcasting. More information is available at the link: http://www.opb.org/
Test centers for GED Oregon are available at various places like Baker, Crook, Curry, Lincoln, Linn, Wasco, Washington etc. More information regarding GED Oregon testing centers is available at:http://gedoregon.org/testingcenters.html, http://www.acenet.edu/resources/GED/center_locator.cfm
More information about GED Oregon
The candidates preparing for GED Oregon can visit the Oregon Department of Education home page (http://www.ode.state or.us), where all the information regarding GED Oregon is available.
Detailed information regarding how to register, test centers, test dates, fees etc. is available at the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development website: http://www.oregon.gov/CCWD/GED/index.shtml
GED Oregon provides the non-residents along with the residents with an opportunity to earn a credential that will help them in building their future.
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