On January 1, 2014, Virginia transitioned its credentialing process from the issuance of paper transcripts and GED® certificates to a paperless Web-based credentialing system. As with any new process, there will be changes and questions.
To help prepare for this change we have two FAQs:
Is there a calculator for GED Ready?
Students may use a calculator on the Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies content areas of GED Ready: The Official Practice Test. On the official GED® test, students will have access to an embedded calculator, the TI-30XS. However, there is no embedded calculator on GED Ready so students are encouraged to use a calculator through one of these options:
- Use a handheld scientific calculator, such as the TI-30XS
- Access a free online calculator
- Use the one provided on your computer. Find directions to access this calculator.
How will GED Ready work if we require that the practice test be taken in a proctored environment?
GED Ready is an online practice test that initially comes in 2 English forms and 1 Spanish form (additional forms are in development and will be launched at a later date). GED Ready can be delivered at home or in a proctored environment at a center. If your jurisdiction requires that students pass GED Ready before scheduling the official GED® test, your students will be notified of this requirement in their Alerts dropdown of their MyGED dashboard and will not be able to schedule in the online system until this requirement has been met, according to your jurisdiction’s policies. Home delivery of the GED Ready is designed for those students who do not participate in adult education programs (historically about 50% of GED® test-takers).
To purchase the vouchers needed to deliver GED Ready in a proctored environment at your center:
http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/gedreadyvouchers There is also a computer-based (offline) version of GED Ready for correctional settings that cannot deliver an online practice test. This computer-based version of GED Ready is delivered via the same Pearson VUE test driver that is used to deliver the operational GED® test.