Steps for GED Certification in Kansas
GED or the "General Educational Development" test is a five-subject battery of tests, which when passed declares that you have educational skills of a level equal to that of an American/Canadian high school student. If you plan to take GED in Kansas, you must satisfy the age, residency and other GED testing policies proposed by the GED Testing Administration in Kansas. This article discusses the steps involved in getting a Kansas GED certification:
1. Know about the GED Testing Policies
The first step that you must take when you plan to take Kansas GED is to know about the GED testing policies in Kansas. This step is very important since the GED testing policies differ for different jurisdictions/states.
Kansas GED Testing Language Editions Available
- You can take the Kansas GED in English and Spanish languages. However, you are not required to take the ESL (English as a Second Language) test if you plan to take the GED test in Spanish.
- The GED Testing Administration in Kansas agrees to combine the scores of the GED tests taken in English and Spanish language editions.
Residency and Age Criteria
- You can take the GED in Kansas even if you are not a resident of this state.
- The minimum age required for taking the Kansas GED test is 18 years. That is, you must have 18 years of school attendance to take the test in Kansas. However, the minimum age limit of 16 years is permitted if you provide additional documentation. This means that you must be at least 16 years old to receive the GED credential. For further information contact the GED Testing Administrator's Office in Kansas (http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/test/admin.htm).
Kansas GED Testing Fee
- The fees required to take the Official GED Practice Test ranges from $40 to $50.
- The fee for taking the full battery GED test in Kansas is $85.
- The fees for taking a retest ranges from $75 to $85 based on the number of subject areas retaken.
Official GED Testing Centers in Kansas
You can take the Kansas GED at 22 active official GED testing centers available in this jurisdiction. To know the list/contact details of the GED testing centers in this jurisdiction, use the website http://www2.acenet.edu/resources/ged/center_locator.cfm.
Kansas GED Testing Policies associated with Scores and Credential
- You can pass in the Kansas GED test only if you get a score of 420 in each of the individual subject areas of the test, and a combined score of 2250 for the full test battery.
- You must get the required minimum score in the official GED practice test if you want to take the actual GED test in Kansas. You must get a score of at least 450 in each subject area and an average score of 500 in the official GED practice test.
- The title of the GED credential issued in Kansas is "Kansas State High School Diploma".
Kansas GED Retesting Policies
- It is not necessary to complete the full GED test battery and participate in a remediation before taking a retest.
- You need not wait for retaking a failed subject area of the test.
To know the GED testing policies in Kansas, you can refer to the official website of ACE (http://www2.acenet.edu/gedtest/policy/index.cfm?state=KS).
2. Know about the Subject Areas, Format and Question Types of the GED Test
It is necessary to be aware of the subject areas, format and question types of the GED test. The FAQs and sample questions available in the ACE's official website (http://www.acenet.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ged/test/prep/sample_questions.htm) can be referred to for this.
3. Prepare for the Kansas GED Test Effectively
- You can prepare for the GED test yourself using the GED prep books, study materials and practice tests available from the ACE GED Testing Service, Kentucky Educational Television (KET), Steck-Vaughn and Paxen Learning.
- You can also prepare for the test using professional guidance from a local adult educational center available in Kansas.
4. Take the Kansas GED Test
- The final step is to take the test at an official GED testing center. Search for a testing center in Kansas using the GED testing center locator (http://www2.acenet.edu/resources/ged/center_locator.cfm).
- You can request for testing accommodations in case you have physical/mental disabilities.
5. After the Kansas GED Test
You must interpret your GED scores after taking the test, based on which you can request your transcript copy or re-take one or more subject areas of the test in case you do not get the minimum passing score.
The steps listed above should help you to get your Kansas GED credential. If you need more details, you can visit the official website of the GED Testing Service.
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