General Educational Development (GED) Program
Want to finish your high school education?
The GED Exam is a four-part battery which consists of: Reading Language Arts (RLA), Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Test items are multiple choice, short answer, extended response, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank question formats. Writing is required in three of the four tests and mathematical questions are also included in the Science and Social Studies test components.
In 2014, the GED Testing Service, in partnership with Pearson VUE, began to offer the GED examination as a computer-based test. The new version is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and is designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that are needed for college and career success.
Schedule of Classes
New London Adult & Continuing Education offers intensive instruction in English and Spanish to prepare students to meet the rigorous requirements of the GED test. Classes can be taken at New London Adult & Continuing Education or Fitch High School before you register for the GED test. Call the Guidance Counselor at (860) 437-2385 for more information.
New London Adult & Continuing Education
Three Shaw’s Cove, New London
Daytime Classes: Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Classes: Monday through Wednesday: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Daytime Classes Begin: Monday, January 9, 2023
Fitch High School
101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton
Evening Classes: Monday and Thursday, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Classes Begin: Monday, January 30, 2023
GED Test Content
- RLA: Focuses upon informational texts including nonfiction drawn from science, social studies and workplace contexts and literature. These texts reflect a range of complexity levels, in terms of ideas, syntax and style. The writing tasks, or Extended Response (ER) items, require test-takers to analyze source texts and use evidence drawn from the texts to support their answers.
- Mathematical Reasoning: Covers two major content areas: quantitative problem solving and algebraic problem solving. Problem solving skills are measured by questions from both academic and workforce contexts. Candidates are provided with an on-screen calculator.
- Science: Focuses upon three areas: life science, physical science, and earth and space science. The test includes items that test textual analysis and understanding, data representation and inference skills, as well as problem solving that centers on the themes of human health and living systems and energy and related systems.
- Social Studies: Covers four major content areas: civics and government, US history, economics, and geography and the world. Two major themes are emphasized: the development of modern liberties and democracy.
Connecticut GED Test Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum age is 17 years old and officially withdrawn from high school for 6 months, or your 9th grade class has graduated.
- A withdrawal document is needed for all 17- and 18-year-olds.
- All 17-year-olds need a withdrawal document with parental signature.
- Individuals aged 17-18 who are home-schooled should request a “Home School Attestation” form signed by the GED Administrator from the CT State Department of Education. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860)807-2110.
How To Register for the GED Test
Visit www.GED.com to sign up and create your MyGED account. After creating an account, you must complete a paper registration at the Adult Education office and receive approval for testing. The exam is offered weekly in English and Spanish and students schedule themselves.
There is a $13 registration fee for ALL registrants who are 21 years and older. No fee for veterans. A current CT picture ID or valid government-issued ID is required at the time of registration.
GED Testing Accommodations
Create a MyGED account at www.GED.com. Print and complete the accommodations request form for your disability. Attach documentation for your disability and fax your forms and supporting documents to (202)464-4894. For further information, contact Karen O'Connell at (860)437-2385.
For More Information
Please contact the Guidance Counselor at (860)437-2385, ext. 109.