Illinois GED Test Programs
Jennifer K. Foster
Illinois Community College Board
401 E. Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
fax: (217) 558-6700
Illinois GED Information
The Illinois Community College Board administers the GED Testing Program in the State of Illinois. Illinois residents who meet eligibility requirements may take GED Tests at official testing centers located throughout the state. Although pre-screening and instructional classes are not a prerequisite to take the GED Tests in Illinois, applicants are encouraged to enroll in an adult education program in order to better prepare for the tests. In calendar year 2004, 13,987 adults successfully met the score requirements and received an Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate.
Application/Scores/Testing SitesTo take the GED Tests in Illinois, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, must have maintained residence in the state for at least 30 days, and must not be a high school graduate, but must be from a high school class that has graduated. There are some exceptions to these requirements, and individuals should contact the Illinois Community College Board to determine their eligibility to take the GED Tests. There is a $35 application fee, which includes issuance of the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate upon successful completion of the GED Tests and Constitution examination. An applicant who fails to meet the required scores on the GED Tests has the option of retaking the entire battery or the individual test that was failed (retest fees apply).
In Illinois, GED candidates must achieve a standard score of 410 or above on each of the five tests and a total standard score of 2250 or above on the entire battery (average score of 450 on each test).
In addition to the five GED Tests, Illinois residents are required to satisfactorily pass an examination on American patriotism and the principles of representative government as found in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, as well as on the proper use and display of the American Flag. There is no charge to take the Illinois Constitution examination. To prepare for this test Click Here to visit the website of "Study Guide: Constitution of the United States and the State of Illinois." The website was designed for adult GED students in Illinois, who will be required to take a Constitution test prepared by the State of Illinois. This website presents information about the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Illinois Constitution, and the U.S. flag. The GED Constitution test includes questions about all of these documents.
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