If you wish to earn your high school equivalency degree in Kansas, you will have to pass the four separate tests (modules) of the GED® exam. The latest edition of the GED was rolled out across America at the beginning of 2014 and is entirely computer-based.
Paper-and-pencil testing is no longer possible in Kansas which is quite understandable as for practically any job available, some sort of keyboarding skills and computer knowledge is required these days.
Kansas High School Equivalency Testing Requirements
- You must not possess a secondary education degree
- You must not be registered for another school program
- You need to be at least 18 years of age. If you are 16 or 17, specific restrictions apply such as holding approval from your school district and permission from a parent or guardian.
To take the GED exam in Kansas, you don’t have to be a state resident and in total, the four GED tests cost $132 (or $33 per individual module). For the GED, you can prepare for (and pay for) one subtest at a time and your scores are good for a two-year period from the time of your first registration.
You will receive your GED diploma if you pass the four GED tests but there’s no need to take all four tests at the same time. If you wish, you can take one test (or more) at a time as long as you deal with the entire battery within to years.
The passing score on each GED module (subtest) is 145 out of a possible 200. 145-164 equals high school equivalency, 165-174 is the GED college-ready score, and 175-200 will bring you a college-ready score as well as college credit.
Registration, test scheduling, and payments need to be done online with GED.com. You are required to make your own account at the portal MyGED.
The GED test includes four individual tests that must be completed in a 2-year period and the tests cover the subject fields of Science, Social Studies, Literacy, and Math.
Holding the GED certificate will surely result in better and better-paid employment options and overall, GED holders can expect to make some $10.000 more annually than people who don’t have the degree. The GED exam can NOT be taken over the internet.
Test takers must come in person to an official Kansas GED testing center. GED holders also qualify to further their education at a university or college. The degree is regarded equivalent to a regular high school diploma by schools and employers.
Kansas is not requiring that you first take a GED prep course or a practice test, but the computer-based GED test is a pretty challenging exam so you are strongly advised to get well prepared at a GED prep class in your area or through a respected online prep course and in case you need any accommodation, apply on the GED website in a timely manner (GED.com) or ask your GED testing center for help.