The GED® tests measure the academic skills and knowledge expected of high school graduates. Recognized throughout North America, the GED® testing program has served as a bridge to education and employment.
The tests are designed to measure the general knowledge, ideas and thinking skills that are normally acquired through high school, but gained in a different manner. Many people acquire knowledge and skills through:
- work experience;
- social interaction and communication; and
- informal training.
The GED® tests consist of content area tests in:
- science; and
- social studies.
The tests also measure:
- problem-solving; and
- critical-thinking skills.
Preparing for the GED® Test
Skills acquired through work, training, reading and other life experiences may already have prepared you to write the GED® tests. However, most people need to refresh or gain additional skills before they are successful in passing all five tests.
For additional preparation you can:
- study books from the library;
- purchase a study guide from local bookstores or regional college or Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus; and
- study at home with the help of a friend or tutor.
You may wish to contact your nearest training institution or Labour Market Services Delivery Location to get more information on the GED® Testing Program.