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General Educational Development Test (GED)

ACE: Arkansas Department of Career Education

The GED Tests can help you move on to the next level—college, technical training, or a better job. For most employers, colleges and universities, and branches of the military, passing the GED Tests proves that you’re ready to meet the challenge. If you have children or grandchildren, you may want to take the GED Tests to encourage them to pursue their education. Or you may want to take the GED Tests just to feel good about reaching a goal you set for yourself.

The Arkansas GED Testing Program serves all Arkansans who are 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meet other state requirements regarding residency and testing eligibility.

The GED credential is based on five tests. The tests cover reading, writing, social studies, science, and mathematics. The tests also measure communication, information-processing, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills. The GED Tests are designed to measure whether adults can demonstrate the competencies, skills, and knowledge equivalent of a high school graduate. The GED Tests are a nationally recognized measure of high school knowledge and skills.

Tests are administered at various times.

  • Candidates 16 and 17 years of age may take the test if they are not enrolled in school and must have permission from their local school district and their parents.
  • Candidates 18 years of age and older may take the test.

Local Test Sites:
Little Rock Adult Education Center
4800 West 26th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 447-1850

Pulaski County Adult Education Center
4300 Haywood Street
North Little Rock, AR 72117
(501) 945-6055

Shorter College
604 Locust Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 372-1547

Updated 6.13.2013