Students who have not completed graduation requirements and would like to receive their GED have the option of doing so through Reading Area Community College - Office of Continuing Education.
The GED testing program has experienced an increase in the number of participants during the last few years. Adults 18 years and older, as well as 17 year old participants meeting specific qualifications, are eligible to take the examination. Students attempting to earn a GED diploma must establish a specific level of competency in the five subject areas examined by the eight-hour test.
Language Arts: Writing - Part I
50 questions, 75 minutes
30% Sentence Structure
Language Arts: Writing - Part II
Essay, 45 Minutes
50 questions, 70 minutes
25% United States History
15% World History
25% Civics and Government
50 questions, 80 minutes
45% Life Science
35% Physical Science
20% Earth and Space Science
Language Arts: Reading
40 questions, 65 minutes
75% Literacy Text
25% Nonfiction Text
Part I - 25 questions, 45 minutes
Part II - 25 questions, 45 minutes
20-30% Number Sense & Operation
20-30% Geometry and Measurement
20-30% Data, Statistics & Probability
20-30% Algebra, Functions & Patterns
Call 610-372-4721, extension 5182 for more information and to register for the test.
Free classes are offered through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Classes and instruction are informal, well-organized, and conducted by certified teachers. The instructors do not give tests; they simply help you prepare for the GED test.
Contact the Continuing Education Department of RACC at 610-607-6227 to inquire about classes.