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GED Information

GED passing score is now 145 instead of 150

 It's never too late to learn!
It's never too late to learn!


The GED® test is entirely computer-based with multiple choice, short answer and essay questions. It consists of four (4) test sections: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.  Our prescriptive learning model meets individual needs. Students work independently on a variety of computer software programs and printed materials. Our dedicated staff works closely with every student to help them plan their postsecondary goals. 


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Day Testing Schedule:
Tuesday- Thursday from 8:30-4:00 
Evening Testing Schedule:
Monday-Tuesday from 6:00-9:00
This schedule may vary.
Registering for a GED Exam:

To register for the GED© Exam go to the GED© Testing Service website at:

The GED© computer-based test fees are below. You will need a major credit card or debit card to pay your fees online.

  • Full Battery (all 4 sub-tests) $128.00
  • Individual sub-tests $32.00

You will need your valid government issued ID (driver's license, passport, Florida ID card) email address, social security number and credit/debit card to register.

A Florida resident, 18 years of age or older, may earn a high school diploma by passing the General Education Development (GED)© test. A GED© readiness assessment and counseling are available at all registration centers. The test covers four areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies.
GED Test Subjects and Sample Test Items:
Testing Accommodations for Special Needs:
Underage Policy
Students between the age of 16-17 who are interested in attending Hardee County Adult Education must make an appointment with the Director.  The student and parent will meet with the Director to see if the student meets one of the Special Circumstances listed below.

(Under no circumstances may the GED be given to persons less than 16 years of age)



The following requirements shall govern eligibility of candidates to take the GED Tests:

(1) A person who is not at least eighteen (18) years of age may be permitted to take
the General Educational Development (GED) tests upon submission of a
statement of justification recommended by the Superintendent's designee. The
statement of justification shall be based on at least one of the following

(a) The candidate justifies a need to be employed that would prevent school
attendance; or
(b) The candidate is a parent who does not have access to child care; or
(c) The candidate justifies health condition(s) that would prevent school
attendance; or
(d) The candidate desires to enter a vocational program, a college or university
or military service; or
(e) The candidate’s school record indicates that he/she has been unsuccessful in
high school and is unable to earn the required credits to graduate by the maximum allowed age

(2) Initial approval, by the Superintendent’s designee, shall be based on the candidate’s Application for Extraordinary Circumstances. Final approval for a waiver to take the official GED Examination will be granted by the Director of Adult Education only after the applicant has enrolled and completed 240 hours of instruction in a GED class or has demonstrated competence to the instructional staff using published standardized measures. Additionally, the student must score at least 150 on the GED Ready (official practice test) for each subject prior to taking the official GED.


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Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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