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
- 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:
- Analysis of arguments and use of evidence
- Development of ideas and organizational structure
- 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.