general education development (GED)
What is the General Education
Development (GED) TEST?
The General Education Development (GED) Test
measures the academic skills and knowledge expected of
high school graduates in the
United States. The
first GED Test was developed in 1942 to help returning
World War II veterans finish their studies and re-enter
civilian life. Recognized throughout
North America, the GED Testing Program has
served as a bridge to education and employment for an
estimated 15.2 million people over its 60-year history.
The GED Test consists of multiple choice, gridding,
graphing and essay question formats. The topics covered
on the GED assessment are: Writing Skills, Social
Studies, Science, Mathematics and Literature and Art.
take the GED assessment?
Florida Community College at
Jacksonville (FCCJ) has an excellent and comprehensive
GED program to assist individuals in completing their
high school education by earning a GED. DCPS students 16
or 17 years of age who have extraordinary circumstances,
defined as those having an economic hardship, health
problems, may make application for approval to take the
GED test with their high school or through the
district’s Multiple Pathways and Support Services
Department. Students 18 years or older do not need
a waiver from the school district. The form below
should be used to request a waiver to take the GED.
For more information, contact
Kris Larsen or Laurie Johnson (904)390-2476, email