The General Educational Development (GED®) test is a national test that may be taken in California by persons who are eighteen years of age or older, or who meet specific criteria for testing at age seventeen. The GED® test is administered statewide throughout the year at approximately 190 testing centers. Topics tested on the GED® include language arts/reading, language arts/writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. The average fee to take the test varies from $150 to $200. In 2008, 58,750 individuals took the test, and 73 percent passed.
Those who pass the test receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate and an official report of test results from the State of California. For more information regarding the GED® test, contact the GED® Office by phone at 916-445-9438 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on the California Department of Education (GED)® Test Web page.