GED® Social Studies Test Scoring

Taking the GED Social Studies test soon? You may be curious about how the test is scored. Let’s take a look.

Scores for the GED Social Studies test are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Unanswered questions are scored the same as wrong answers, so always make your best guess. The raw score is placed on a range from 100 to 200. In order to pass the test, you need to score at least 145. 

Here’s where it gets interesting. If you score from 165 to 174 on the GED Social Studies test, you may be able to avoid placement testing or developmental education requirements in college. This means that if you plan to go to college after taking the GED, achieving this score range could save you time and money.

If you score from 175 to 200, you could even earn up to three college credit hours in Social Studies. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a head start on your college education.

Test takers can access their scores online within 24 hours of taking the test. You’ll receive an email notifying you that your scores are ready, and then you can log in to the GED website to view your results.

Finally, GED scores never expire. Once you pass the test, you never have to take it again! And, if you don’t pass the GED Social Studies test on your first try, you can always retake it. In most states, you can retake the test twice without waiting. If you need more than three tries, you may need to wait for a month or two. Check with your local testing center to find out the rules near you.

For more on the GED Social Studies test, including practice tests and tips, click here.

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