GED® Math: Scoring

If you’re planning to take the GED Math test, you may be wondering how the scoring works. Well, fear not, because we’re here to break it down for you in a simple and informal way.

First things first, the score you receive on the GED Math test is based solely on the number of correct answers you provide. Wrong answers are treated the same as unanswered questions, so you should always make your best guess. 

The raw score is placed on a range from 100 to 200. In order to pass the GED Math test, you must score at least 145. If you score below this threshold, unfortunately, you will have to retake the test.

On the other hand, if you score between 165 and 174, you may be able to avoid placement testing or developmental education requirements in college. And if you score between 175 and 200, you may even earn up to three college credit hours! Achieving a high score can save you time and money as you continue your education. 

One thing to keep in mind is that your GED Math test scores never expire. They will always be valid, regardless of how much time has passed since you took the test. 

In most states, you can retake the GED Math test twice with no delay. However, if you need more than three tries, you may have to wait a couple of months before taking it again. This may vary depending on the state you’re in, so make sure to check the guidelines.

Finally, once you’ve taken the test, your scores will be available online within 24 hours. You’ll receive an email letting you know when they’re ready, so make sure to check your inbox.

Click here to see our complete (and free!) guide to the GED Math test.

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