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5 REASONS TO TAKE A FREE CERTIFIED PRACTICE TEST
1. APPROVED BY GED TESTING SERVICE
Get the only free practice test certified by the people who give the 2017 GED test. Find out if you are test ready with sample pre test questions. Your free 2017 practice tests will convert to an actual GED score. Read more...
What types of questions are on the test?
- Multiple choice
- Drag and drop
- Fill in the blank
- Short answer
- Extended response
We include two types of free practice tests. One has 10 sample questions for each subject from the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The second free practice test includes actual questions from the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests plus a personal online tutor that figures out exactly what you need to brush up on to pass. This takes longer to complete, but will give you a plan to get your GED test in 6 weeks or less.
2. YOUR PERSONAL TEST PREP PLAN
Essential Education’s approved practice tests will create a customized list of the skills you need to brush up on to pass the GED test. Included is GED math practice and a GED math study guide. Don’t waste your time studying the wrong things. Printable practice tests and practice GED test practice worksheets are included free. Read more...
The GED practice test will start with the easiest questions first and then move on to more difficult questions, so that we can get an accurate idea of your skill level. We’ll identify exactly what you need to study, and give you feedback every step of the way.
You’ll have the option to skip any question by answering, “I’m not sure.”
First, we’ll look at the basic skills and then progress to more challenging skills and knowledge. For example, the reading GED practice test will include the comprehension, inference, and vocabulary questions you’ll need to pass the high school equivalency tests. For the math GED practice test, social studies GED practice test, writing GED practice test, and the science GED practice test, we’ll figure what you already know so you don’t need to waste your time.
When you miss a question, we’ll put the skill you need to brush up on your personalized prep plan. By the end of the test you’ll have a complete list of the exact skills you’ll need to do well on whatever high school equivalency test you choose to take. By identifying just the skills you need to brush up, you shave months off your preparation.
If you don’t have time to complete the test, no worries. Your official practice test will automatically resume where you left off.
3. IT’S WHAT’S ON THE PRACTICE TEST
Essential Education’s certified GED practice tests include the five subject areas that are measured on the GED Test, HiSET Exam, and TASC Test: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. The approved practice tests are half the length of the actual tests. They are designed to predict your score on the actual tests and to show you what areas you need to brush up on. Read more...
The GED math practice test focuses on the fundamentals of mathematics, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply math fundamentals in realistic situations. A variety of item types are used in the test, including multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank.
The GED Reading test primarily focuses on comprehension because that is the best predictor for college and career readiness. The test uses a combination of academic and workplace texts. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels, in terms of ideas, syntax and style.
The Writing practice test measures a candidate’s ability to demonstrate command of a foundational set of conventions of standard English that have been identified as most important for career and college readiness. This core set of skills includes essential components of grammar, usage, capitalization and punctuation.
The GED Science practice test focuses on the fundamentals of science reasoning, striking a balance of deeper conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and the ability to apply these fundamentals in realistic situations.
The GED Social Studies test concentrates on social studies reasoning skill by applying understanding of concepts, skills in procedures, and fluency of ideas. Using three content areas, life, physical, and earth and space science, the test requires the candidate to apply fundamental skills to realistic situations.
For a specific test like the GED® test, HiSET® exam, or TASC test, you want to understand beforehand what kinds of questions will be asked, how much time you’ll have… in short, you want to know what it will be like to take the test. Here are breakdowns of what’s on these three HSE exams.
4. KNOW EXACTLY WHICH PRACTICE TEST: GED, HISET OR TASC
Essential Education’s certified free pre tests will prepare you for all of three of the high school equivalency tests: the GED® test, HiSET® exam and TASC test. Every state offers at least one of these exams; some states offer two or all three of them. If your state offers more than one exam, you may be able to choose which one to take. Check with your local testing center to see which exams they offer.
5. PRACTICE TESTS HELP YOU
There are three steps to passing the GED. First is knowing what you need to learn. This is where certified practice tests really help. Our free online GED practice test will not only give you experience with questions you will find on the actual test, but will be a good predictor of your score on the actual tests. Read more...
Step two is to design a study plan of what you need to brush up on to pass the tests. This is where our certified practice test can really help. It shows you examples of every skill that will be tested and then puts together a study plan for you to learn them. The result is that you spend less time studying and get higher scores on the tests.
Step three is to retake the practice tests to make sure you are ready. Our GED Academy online study program includes 24 practice tests for less than $20 a month. Many of our students are able to get their high school equivalency diploma in 6 weeks or less.