GED Testing Center
GED Testing Center
What Is The GED®?
The General Educational Development Diploma, also called the High School Equivalency Certificate in Texas, provides proof of the completion of an alternative high school education. The GED® Test consist of five timed exams in each of the five subject areas: Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math. A candidate must earn a combined total score of 2,250 or higher of all five test with no individual subject test score below 410.
Computer-based testing is now open for registration!
What is a computed-based GED®?
Computer-based testing will allow students to take the GED® at our testing center using a computer rather than paper and pencil.
- Test-takers can access an easy-to-use online registration and scheduling system
- Test-takers receive instant score reports on four of the five content areas
- Programs will eliminate the need for securing test booklets
- Streamlined services from GED® Testing Service and its partner, Pearson VUE, will centralize registration, scheduling, testing and scoring
How do I register to take the GED® ?
Call 1-877-EXAM-GED ( 1-877-392-6433)
Visit this website to complete registration:
- Click the state of Texas
- From the drop down menu choose United States
- Enter zip code click SEARCH
- Choose Northside Independent School District from the list and click REGISTER; it’s that easy!!
What is the testing schedule?
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 pm
What do I bring with me on the day of my test?
Please provide one valid form of identification. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include the test-taker’s name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph. GED Testing Service accepts the following primary forms of ID:
- Driver’s license
- Learner’s Permit
- National/State/Country Identification Card
- Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign)
Tester MUST be a Texas resident. If ID is issued from another state, student will need proof of residency such as a bill. Nothing else is required, all required material will provided to you at the testing center.
What if I already started my GED®?
You are allowed to combine both Computer Based and Paper Pencil versions of the test so long as ALL portions of the test are finished by December 31, 2013.
The Northside ISD Paper-based Testing Center is permanently closed.
The 2002 GED® Testing Series will be replaced beginning January 2, 2014. Incomplete or insufficient GED® scores from the 2002 series will no longer be valid after December 31, 2013. If you or someone you know started their studies in 2002 to current date, but have not completed, please encourage them to finish now. All scores will be lost at the end of December 2013 and you will have to take all exams over again with the new series starting January 2, 2014.
How do I prepare for the GED®?
It is recommended that examinees take the Official Practice Test (OPT).
Online OPT Links:
For in-person OPT, you may contact the Adult Education Department at 397-8109 to get more information.
Who do I contact if I have questions about taking GED® test?GED® Testing Center 6632 Bandera Rd Building B 210-397-7569 Sasha.firstname.lastname@example.org