Score At The Top provides students with the most innovative, creative, and successful private and semi-private tutoring for the GED. Our cutting-edge GED strategies achieve results that speak for themselves. There is no one better than Score At The Top for preparing students for the GED and other standardized tests! Our curriculum was designed by Score At The Top founder, Judi Robinovitz, who spent 23 years working for Educational Testing Service, the world’s largest private educational testing organization.
If you want the most efficient and effective test prep, then our private GED tutoring is for you!
Our GED tutoring sessions are designed to make test-takers more comfortable with the GED experience, to increase their scores and self-confidence, and to teach skills that are as important in school and life as they are on the GED. Our interactive sessions focus on test familiarity, content, and the test-taking strategies students will need to score at the top of their potential on the GED. We move along at a comfortable but lively pace with significant opportunity for questions and answers. We begin with an overview of the GED and proceed to introduce the most effective strategies for each of the test’s question types and content area. As each question type is examined, students use their newfound strategies to solve and then discuss actual GED questions. Significant content review in math, social studies, and/or science is a dominant feature of our GED prep sessions. We take a long-term view, motivating students to become word conscious and showing them how to work towards improved critical thinking as well as active reading and writing skills. Students do homework in preparation for each session; that homework typically consists of selected GED sections, content-area study, math drills, writing assignments, and/or outside reading. With confidence-building incorporated into every session, Score At The Top students truly become GED test smart!
Because we firmly believe in collaboration and close contact with parents, a student over 18 years of age can sign a release to have our tutors email their parents a session summary report after every GED tutoring session.
Matching your learning style and personality to a great tutor is our top priority. Our GED tutors have personally scored high on the tests for which they prepare students, or have developed exemplary proficiency in their content areas. They understand the test-taking process!
Some students like to prepare for the GED with a compatible student whose needs are similar. In addition to creating “friendly competition” with a peer, semi-private students receive virtually the same individualized attention as private students, but at a reduced cost. Sign up for GED prep with a friend or let us match you to a great partner.
The GED (test of General Educational Development) enables individuals who have not graduated from high school to obtain an equivalency diploma. The test is accepted in place of a high school diploma by virtually every college in the USA. The GED® has been developed by GED® Testing Service, a program of the American Council on Education.
The GED reflects Common Core standards. The exam is administered only on a computer at an official testing center. The 7½-hours test comprises four modules:
Let’s look at the kinds of questions in each module:
The Reasoning Through Language Arts test contains three sections:
*Time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but total test time will always be 150 minutes.
The Mathematical Reasoning test is a single 115-minute section:
Students must submit answers to the first five questions before moving on to the rest of the test. These parts are not timed separately, and there is a short 3-minute break between both parts.
The Social Studies test is 90 minutes, in two sections:
The Science test is one 90-minute section.
Test-takers can take sections of the GED® test in any order; they can take the test one module at a time, on different days, or all at the same time. We don’t recommend that testers take all four modules of the test on the same day, because this is such a long test!
There are three different versions of the test to ensure that a student does not encounter the same questions twice. However, students can re-test on the same version sixty days after the last test!
The GED® is aligned with today's high school standards. It is at the same difficulty level a student encounters in regular high school courses. The score for passing each content area test is 150 on a scale of 100 to 200. Test takers need to score at least 150 on each of the four content modules (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies) to be eligible for a high school equivalency credential. The score for the GED® with Honors, representing readiness for career and college, is 170 on a scale of 100 to 200 for each content area.
Not all GED® questions are worth the same number of points. So, for example, a Science question with two drop-down selections would be worth two points. The Reasoning through Language Arts (RLA) and the Social Studies tests ask only for extended responses. There are also drag-and-drop questions in which a test-taker performs actions like dragging bars and placing them on a graph. Short-answer questions appear only on the Science test and require the equivalent of about a paragraph in response. Short answer items are different from fill-in-the-blank items, which usually consist of one word or number that needs to be entered into the blank, as opposed to writing an entire paragraph. Other question types include multiple choice, hot spot (using the computer cursor to locate on the screen such things as specific areas on a map, parts of a leaf, etc.), and replacement of missing words (cloze). GED® Testing Service does not specify the total number of each question type on test. However, more than 50% of the questions are multiple choice.
As a Florida resident, you can take the GED® if you meet these requirements (requirements in other states may differ):
There are two testing centers in Palm Beach County, one in Delray Beach, the other in Palm Beach Gardens.Florida Department of Education