Canadian Graduation Equivalency Degree, General Educational Development (GED) Exam Test Preparation
About the Test
The certification process qualifies an individual for High School equivalency (High School Diploma) in the US and Canada. It is used extensively in Ontario and Alberta. The Canadian version is equivalent to the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate and the Alberta Certificate of School Completion.
Successful completion of the General Education Development Test places the candidate with the top 40% of high school seniors.
The US and Canada tests are slightly different – The Canadian version has questions on Canadian History and Canadian Government.
Who can take the GED?
The age limit to take the GED varies by Province.
There is a separate test for Canadians and Americans. You will need to check with your local Testing Center (Ontario, Alberta etc. ) for specifications of test fees and registration procedures which can vary a little according to the jurisdiction.
You must be 19 in:
You must be 18 in:
- British Columbia
Are the OSSD and the Canadian GED the same?
After completing the GED, individuals will have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate, which is viewed as equal to an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) by colleges and employers.
The OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and the Canadian GED (General Educational Development) are two different qualifications that represent different paths to completing high school-level education in Canada.
The OSSD is a diploma awarded to students who have completed the requirements of the Ontario secondary school system, which typically takes four years to complete. To earn an OSSD, students need to complete a certain number of credits in subjects such as English, math, science, and social studies, as well as meet other requirements such as completing community service hours and passing a literacy test.
The Canadian GED, on the other hand, is a credential that serves as an alternative to a high school diploma for individuals who did not complete high school. It is a standardized test that measures the test-taker’s knowledge and skills in a range of subjects including language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. If the test-taker passes the GED, they receive a credential that is widely recognized by employers and educational institutions in Canada and the United States.
In summary, while both the OSSD and Canadian GED represent the completion of high school-level education, the OSSD is a diploma earned through completing the requirements of the Ontario secondary school system, while the Canadian GED is a credential earned by passing a standardized test designed for individuals who did not complete high school.
What is on the GED?
- Language Arts, Writing — 50 multiple choice questions, one essay — 1 hour, 5 minutes
- Social Studies — 50 multiple choice questions — 2 hours (75 min. for multiple choice, 45 min. for essay)
- Science — 50 multiple choice questions — 1 hour 30, minutes
- Language Arts, Reading — 40 multiple choice questions — 1 hour 20 minutes
- Mathematics — 50 multiple choice questions — 1 hour 10 minutes.
What is a good score on the GED?
- The score report is a total of all the five tests along with its average.
- Maximum Score – 800 which will put the individual among the top 1%.
- Individual Test Section – Above 410
- Overall Test Section – 450
- Each correct answer is worth 1 point
- Passing scores are determined by the jurisdiction of your test center.
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