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GED® Testing Service announced a number of recommendations to states regarding the recalibration of scores and new performance levels for the Series 2014 tests. Below are the three recommendations with Maryland's jurisdictional application.

  1. The passing score for all GED® test modules was adjusted from 150 to 145. If you have earned a 145 or higher on any subject module, you have passed.
  2. The new score level is effective for any module in the Series 2014 GED® tests taken since January 1, 2014. Records have been automatically updated to show that the scores of 145 to 149 on all tests are now passing scores.
  3. The two additional performance levels are called GED® College Ready (used to signify readiness to enter credit-bearing college courses) with a score between 165 and 174; and GED® College Ready + Credit with a score between 175 and 200 (which may qualify students for up to ten hours of college credit). These two performance levels replace the previous GED® with Honors performance level. Check with higher education institutions to see if they participate in the College Ready + Credit provision. The GED® Office at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has no partnership with any institution regarding the awarding of college credit based on GED® scores.

About GED Ready®: GED Ready® practice test score levels were automatically updated to reflect the new passing score and the "likely to pass" or "green" level is now 145-200. Students can now login on MyGED® and take the updated GED Ready® practice test. Students who experience a GED Ready® practice test status change (e.g. move from yellow to green) will see their new score level reflected in their MyGED® account.


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Visit MyGED® for information and to register for the current GED® test.

  • The 2014 Series GED® test is available only on computer; test scores from prior test series cannot be combined with 2014 scores.
  • The 2014 GED modules can only be taken at approved Testing Centers; there are currently 27 public Testing Centers throughout Maryland. See the Test Center Locator.
  • There are four modules of the 2014 test: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning.
  • Maryland subsidizes the cost of initial GED® testing for each module. See Test Information for Maryland’s GED® testing fee structure.
  • Testers are limited to a total of three tests per module per calendar year. Each “No Show” counts as one of the three allowable tests per module per calendar year. If additional retests are needed, the tester must wait until January 1 of the next year to schedule retest(s).
  • Maryland’s Compulsory Attendance Law, effective July 1, 2015, states that students may not withdraw from school before the age of 17.

WARNING: Any advertised GED® "diploma service" or "purchase of a GED® diploma" is fraudulent. Please contact the GED® Office at 410-767-0538 to report offers of diplomas for sale.
GED® Testing Service, through Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, is the ONLY official provider of a Maryland High School diploma earned through GED® testing.