GED Testing in Corrections

The GED® test is offered in many correctional facilities across the country. As the policies and procedures differ from traditional testing centers, here’s what you need to know to administer the GED® program in your facility.

Corrections Basics

  • Computers are required but you do not need internet access during testing
  • The GED Ready® practice test and GED® test software can be downloaded to computers
  • Tests can be taken on laptops
  • An offline version of the 2014 GED® test tutorial is also available. Learn how to access it.
  • Alternative security protocol is used for identifying testers and monitoring testing
  • Test fees of $40 apply in addition to software costs
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Student Set Up

As a Corrections Test Center Administrator, you can:

  • Create and manage accounts for testers in GED Manager™. See info on how to get access to GED Manager™.
  • Complete all necessary demographic information
  • View testers’ score reports
  • Manage state-defined testing eligibility approvals in GED Manager™ (If your state office manages the exceptions queue in your state, they will be responsible for approving exceptions)
  • Help students request test accommodations before scheduling

Scheduling

You will need to schedule GED Ready® practice tests and the GED® test in the Pearson VUE test administration tools (See “Registration Manager” in the VSS portal)

Testing Accommodations
We are committed to providing students with full access to the GED® test for anyone with disabilities and support the intention of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).

How to Apply:

  1. Create an account on GED.com
  2. Print and complete the request forms below
  3. Attach your documentation (see below) and fax to 202-464-4894

Scores

Once your student has taken a practice test or official GED® test, you can review their scores in GED Manager. This score report has the same features available to regular student accounts, including the ability to align recommendations to classroom materials.

Click here to provide a released inmate access to their scores.

Accommodations Request Forms

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder    Download

Learning & Cognitive Disorders     Download

Physical Disabilities & Chronic Health Conditions    Download

Psychological & Psychiatric Disorders    Download

Extension Form    Download