Rhode Island uses the fully computer-based GED® exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing purposes.
HSE testing gives persons who couldn’t finish high school the chance to acquire an equivalent degree.
The GED exam includes four tests in the following subject areas: Science, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
You can take, register, and pay for one subject (module) at the time but you must finish the four sections within two years.
The GED testing fee in Rhode Island is $120 for all 4 tests or $30 per subject field.
The GED diploma is accepted by practically every US employer and college as the equivalency of a common high school diploma.
There are numerous locations where GED programs are available, often for free, to become ready to sit for the Rhode Island GED exam confidently.
Online practicing for the GED is fine but online testing is not possible. Personal appearance at a state-designated GED test center is required.
GED testing requirements in Rhode Island
The minimum age for GED testing in Rhode Island is 19, but 16, 17, or 18 year-olds may also qualify if they meet specific conditions. Check with a GED testing site near you.
You need to pass the official Rhode Island GED Practice Test first and you must be a resident of Rhode Island.
Applicants cannot already hold a high school diploma and cannot be signed up for another education program.
GED prep classes in Rhode Island
You can very well prepare for the GED test by studying online but you may also choose to attend a traditional GED prep class near you. Click on your nearest city to see all the prep locations in your area.
Rhode Island GED testing sites
Cranston Adult Education Programs – 83 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02920, 401 . 270 . 8166
Comm. Coll. of Rhode Island – Flanagan Campus – Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865, 401 . 333 . 7070
Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Ctr – 740 Wt Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02841, 401 . 847 . 7171
The Education Exchange – 33 North Rd. Unit C-1, Lily Pads Center, Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02879, 401 . 783 . 0293
Comm. College of Rhode Island – 1 Hilton Street, Providence, RI 02907, 401 . 455 . 6019
RI Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education – 255 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903, 401 . 222 . 8478
Bristol County Adult Learning Center – 689 Main Street, Warren, RI 02885, 401 . 245 . 3392
Warwick Area Adult Learning Center – 575 Centerville Rd, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886, 401 . 734 . 3156
Woonsocket Ad. Learning Ctr – 191 Social St – Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895, 401 . 762 . 3841
Questions? Call Rhode Island’s state office: 401.222.8949
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GED passing score
100-144: non-passing score
145-164: high school equivalency passing score
165-174: college-ready passing score
175-200: college-ready + credit score
When the latest edition of the GED program was introduced a few years back, the minimum score on each of the four sub-tests was determined at 150 on a 100-200 scoring scale. This was apparently too high as GED graduated were outperforming their high school peers. So a few years ago, the passing score was lowered to 145.
GED – how to get started
You can not already have a high school diploma or similar if you want to enroll in the GED program and you cannot be registered for another school program either. When you think that the GED test route is your ticket, take these guidelines at heart and get ahead in obtaining this important diploma. Find a GED prep facility near you and learn about their registration policy. Get fully informed about requirements and regulations and sign up for a GED prep class.
Make sure you will be properly prepared when you take (one of) the four tests. Every local bookstore or library can supply study material and there is much offered online as well, but probably the best GED preparation is provided at one of the many facilities near you where free preparation classes are offered. Prepare well, take the exam, and get your GED credential.
Please be aware of con artists who try to sell you the GED diploma online. This is fraudulent. You need to come in person to an official GED test center to take the four GED tests. It just is NOT available online!
Free GED online prep in Rhode Island
The four GED tests
The GED changes were necessary to let the test remain a reliable high school diploma alternative. There are four separate GED subtests in Literacy, Science, Social Studies, and Math that need to be dealt with in a time period of maximally two years. Read also our post about signing up for your GED exam at MyGED.
The four GED subtest scores are measured on a scale from 100 to 200. The passing score is 145 points and averaging is not an option. On each subtest, the minimum score of 145 is required. So the minimally required overall score is 580. The below-passing score is 100 to 144. The high school equivalency score is from 145 to 164. The college-ready score is from 165 to 174 and the college-ready plus college credit score is from 175 to 200.
The GED exam plays an important role in the national and regional economy, and adults who failed to complete their high school education can really benefit from the possibility that the GED offers.
Practically all governmental institutions and businesses recognize the GED diploma as a basis for their recruitment programs, and colleges and universities consider the GED diploma as equivalent to a high school diploma.
Employees who pass the GED exam, qualify sooner for promotion than those who don’t. Without the GED diploma, adults who did not complete high school, have much more difficulty in securing a good job. Around every decade, the GED exam gets evaluated and adjusted to the latest university and industry standards.