Arizona is using the entirely computer-based GED test for its high school equivalency testing program.
The GED exam measures knowledge and skills at a level that may be expected of graduating high school seniors.
The Arizona GED® diploma is equivalent to a normal high school degree and accepted by the vast majority of American institutions of higher education, employers, and government organizations.
Arizona GED testing requirements
- You cannot already hold a secondary education degree (high school or equivalent diploma).
- You cannot be signed up for any other educational program.
- In Arizona, GED testing is open to students that are at least 16 years old.
- 16 and 17 year-olds must, however, meet additional requirements. They must, for example, be officially withdrawn from their schools and have permission from a parent or guardian.
- GED testers in Arizona must also pass the state’s Civics Exam.
- In Arizona, GED testing is open to non-residents as well.
- There’s no Arizona requirement to attend a GED prep course or attain passing scores on the GED Ready® practice test.
Arizona GED online
GED applicants can take the four GED sub-exams at one of Arizona’s test centers or online, the online proctored (O.P.) GED test. To qualify for taking the exam online, however, they are required to reach passing scores (in the “green” zone) on the official GED Ready® practice test.
There’s one GED Ready test for each of the four sub-exams, so four in total, that can be purchased at $6.99 each on the website GED.com. This means you’ll have to pay $28 on top of the online GED testing fee.
Arizona GED price
When taken at an Arizona test center, the price is $35 for each of the four GED subject tests or $140 for the complete GED battery. You can take and pay for the subtests one or more at a time.
If you take the Online Proctored (OP) exam, each subtest will set you back $41, so your total GED testing cost will be $164. You should, however, also count the additional cost of the four GED Ready tests ($28), so your total amount will add up to $192.
The four GED sub-exams are scored on a 100-200 scale.
- Below Passing: 100-144
- High School Equivalency: 145-164
- College-Ready: 165-174
- College-Ready + Credit: 175-200
What’s on the GED test?
The GED exam contains four separate subtests (independent modules) that must be done entirely in a computer-based format. The four tests cover the following academic areas: Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning (Math), and Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts-RLA).
The GED exam is a challenging assessment that measures skills and knowledge at a level comparable to that of high school seniors upon graduation. So getting perfectly prepared is your key to success!
How to prepare for the GED test
In Arizona, you don’t need to take a preparatory course first but it is advised that you get well-prepared by attending a GED prep class or learn from books available at your community library or the local book store.
Today, you can also find some amazingly good online GED prep courses such as the premium course developed by ONSEGO. Online learning requires self-discipline on your behalf, but it is a great option for students with busy schedules or those who line in remote Arizona regions.
How to register for the GED test
To register for the GED exam, go to GED.com, the official website of the GED Testing Service. You’ll have to set up your personal account on the portal MyGED. Here you can schedule your test appointments and make payments.
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It’s all about YOUR future
The GED diploma has the same value as a common high school degree and holding a GED will surely lead to a rewarding career! In the contemporary employment market, practically all jobs, also at the entry-level, require applicants to have at least a high school or equivalent diploma, and there should be nothing to hold you back from going after your dreams, right?
Workers with a high school diploma or GED are expected to earn some $9.600 more on a yearly basis than workers who don’t have a secondary education degree. So get in gear and start working on earning your GED. Make sure the future for you and the ones around you will get a lot brighter!