United States GED Test Information


The GED test was developed in the United States, so that U.S. soldiers returning from World War II could complete their high school credential and go on to jobs and higher education. It has since become the gold standard for high school equivalency in the U.S. Most U.S. GED testing is in English, but some U.S. centers offer the GED in Spanish or French.

The test itself is the same throughout the U.S. The U.S. GED social studies test includes 40% specific U.S. history and civics information, including the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and major U.S. Supreme Court decisions.


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Canadian GED Test Information




The GED test is administered as a high school equivalency exam throughout Canada. Each province has a GED test administrator responsible for the GED exam in that area.

The GED test in Canada is similar to the U.S. test, but the GED social studies test includes specific Canadian GED history and civics portions amounting to 40% of the social studies test, including questions that cover The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.



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International Official GED Test Centers™

The GED test is given in over 50 countries by Pearson Vue, and the GED Academy can help you prepare. The GED Academy Accelerated Learning Program is designed with the international student in mind. We prepare international GED certificate candidates in all GED testing areas, and especially help with learning standard American English. More about international testing.




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