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GED Testing Facts
Earning a Credential in Kansas
The State of Kansas awards the Kansas State High School Diploma to those meeting the appropriate criteria.
About the GED® Tests
The GED Tests provide adults who did not complete a formal high school program the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills.
The tests are field-tested and normed on graduating high school seniors before becoming final test forms.
The GED Tests are currently offered only in a computer-based format at Official GED Testing Centers.
History of the GED Tests
1942: American Council on Education® (ACE) was commissioned to measure high school instructional outcomes for military personnel and veterans who had not completed high school.
1947: New York became first state to make tests available to non-veteran adults.
1974: GED credential issued in all 50 U.S. states.
There have been five GED Tests Series
Who Accepts the GED Credential
98% of colleges and universities that require a high school diploma accept the GED credential. (Annual Survey of Colleges 2007. Copyright ® 2007. The College Board.)
96% of companies accept applicants with a GED credential for jobs requiring a high school degree. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)
Renowned GED Credential Recipients
Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Medal-Winner
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's
Honorable Greg Mathis, U.S. District Court Judge
Gretchen Wilson, Country Music Musician
Richard Carmona, Former U.S. Surgeon General
Michael J. Fox, Actor and Advocate
Wally Amos, Founder of Famous Amos Cookies
Adult Education Classes
We offer adult education classes to assist students in the following: GED preparation, basic math and reading skills, employment skills, and college preparation and transition. Individuals completing the adult education classes will have the opportunity to earn a GED, Basic Computer Skills certificate, and the Kansas Work Ready certificate.
Adult education classes are open to students sixteen and older. Students under eighteen must have a Parental Waiver for Compulsory Attendance in order to attend class. These forms are obtained from the last school district the student attended.
Attendance at a three day orientation class is mandatory. Regular class times are Monday through Thursday from 1-3pm, and 4-6pm. The adult education center is located on the lower level of the Chapman Learning Center (CAVE).
Based on the results of your assessment during orientation, staff members will develop and individualized a plan to help you achieve your goals. In order to be eligible to take the GED examination, you must have completed all of the adult education class requirements, passed all required exams, and have a valid government issued photo identification card.
The cost for the class is $35 which covers college entrance testing, basic computer certification, and WorkKeys WorkReady Employment Skills Test. The GED test fee is $132 ($33 per module) due when you register for the test.
Upon successful completion of the examination, you will be issued a diploma by the Kansas State Department of Education. Scholarships are available for those individuals scoring into honors range.
Please call (800) 729-6222 or (620) 432-0368 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Eastern Kansas Adult Education Locations
EKAE staff members will be happy to assist you in answering all of your questions about adult education classes and taking the GED test.
Neosho County Community College- Chanute
800 W. 14th St. Chanute, KS 66720
Angela Rowan - (620) 432.0368
Sandi Lingerfelt - (620) 432.0393
900 E. Logan St. Ottawa, KS 66067
Jane Morton - (785) 248.2819
Independence Community College
2564 Brookside Dr. Independence, KS 67301
Rachel Koszalka - (620) 332-5631
Fort Scott Community College
2108 S. Horton Fort Scott, KS 66701
Aubrey Duft (620) 223-2700 Ext. 4400
Labette Community College
200 S. 14th St. Parsons, KS 67357
Veronica Polak - (620) 820-1124
Karen Barger - (620) 820-1125
All Aboard Center
216 N. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762
Jamie Collier - (620) 308-2129 ext. 5030