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GED--General Educational Development
Statement of Purpose
The Tests of General
Educational Development (GED Tests) are developed by the American Council on
Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to
demonstrate the attainment of developed abilities normally acquired through
completion of a high school program of study.
History of the GED and the GED Testing Program
The first Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) were
developed in 1942 to measure the major outcomes and concepts generally
associated with four years of high school education. Initiated by the
United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI), the original tests were
administered only to military personnel so that returning World War II
veterans could more easily pursue their educational, vocational, and
Wide Acceptance of GED TESTS
Fundamental to the program's success has been the acceptance of the GED
Tests as a valid means of awarding a high school diploma. All 50 U.S.
states, the District of Columbia, U.S. insular areas and freely associated
states, and 11 Canadian provinces and territories use scores earned on the
GED Tests as a basis for awarding high school credentials. The state of
Florida awards a high school diploma to those who successfully complete the
GED Tests. National surveys confirm that most employers and training
programs consider applicants who hold a GED credential in the same manner as
those who hold traditional high school diplomas. In addition, most colleges
and universities admissions guidelines call for acceptance of GED score
reports instead of complete high school transcripts.
Each participating state, province, and territory administers the GED Tests
and issues credentials based on its own minimum score requirement.
For more information check the Florida official GED WEB site: