• Computer skills 

    The new GED® test series is computer based and has to be taken at an approved GED® testing center. Below is a list of some computer skills that will be helpful for students taking the test.

    • Mouse skills: click, drag and drop, scroll
    • Word processing skills: basic keyboarding, cut, copy, paste, undo/redo, insert, enter and hard return, spacing, backspace, highlight
    • Calculator: online calculator for certain questions (TE-30XS). Online tools that will be available to test takers: directional tools, calculator, calculator reference sheet, formulas sheet, math symbols, flagging for further review, item review screen
    • Navigation skills for the computer based test: previous, next, close, and page tab 


    Seven types of questions on the modules

    • Multiple choice
    • Fill-in-the-blank
    • Drag-and-drop: drag small images, numerical expressions, words, or short phrases to drop targets on the computer screen
    • Hot spot: click on a specific place on an embedded image to select an item based on their characteristics or plot or select points on a graph or map
    • Drop-down: choose from a drop-down menu of 5-8 choices to complete a statement; the selection will then appear as part of the text
    • Short answer: type a few sentences or a short paragraph in response to text and/or a graph, chart, or image
    • Extended response: type a writing sample that will be scored on three aspects:
      1. Analysis of arguments and use of evidence
      2. Development of ideas and organizational structure
      3. Clarity and command of standard English conventions

    If you have any questions about computer skills needed to take the GED® test, contact Metro North ABE. 

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