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General Education Development (GED) Preparation Program

The testing criteria and guidelines for General Education Development (GED) preparation program is as follows:

Students should obtain the following minimum scale score on the TABE (Reading = 566, Language = 559, and Math = 565) in order to gain the most benefit from the GED preparatory courses. If a student scores these minimum scale scores or higher in one competency (reading, language, or math) and less than these minimums in either or both of the others, the student can be enrolled in both GED and ABE programs of study as indicated by the individual test scores.

EDU 075 is reserved for students who score the minimum scale score or higher on TABE Reading, Language and Math. Students who do not score above these minimums in all subtests are placed in the appropriate level for each individual course (please see chart below).

A student who has taken the GED test and was below the minimum required scale score on at least one, but not all of the subtests, is enrolled in one or more of the courses in the chart below.

Course Placement Guide - GED Preparatory
Skill Area Literacy Completion Point /
Educational Functioning Level
Course Placement
Language/Writing LCP/EFL - A EDU 085
Social Studies LCP/EFL - B EDU 078
Science LCP/EFL - C EDU 079
Literature/Reading LCP/EFL - D EDU 095
Mathematics LCP/EFL - E EDU 077
GED Preparatory Comprehensive LCP/EFL - (A, B, C, D, E) EDU 075


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