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GED testing available through Kishwaukee College

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The GED Testing Center at Kishwaukee College has announced Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) testing opportunities this fall. GED practice tests are available at the DeKalb, Rochelle and Sycamore public libraries.

The GED consists of five testing areas: writing, social studies, science, mathematics and reading. In Illinois, the Constitution test must be passed to receive the Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate. Seating is limited for each testing session. Anyone taking the GED Test at Kishwaukee College must call to reserve a testing seat at 815-825-2086, ext. 3111.

The current version of the GED Test, which has been used since 2002, will be retired at the end of 2013. Beginning in January, a new test and test format will be used. Any student who has not completed all five subject tests that comprise the entire GED exam before the end of the year will have to re-register for the exam and take all the individual tests again in 2014. Students who have begun taking the GED tests are strongly encouraged to complete the entire test before December 2013.

GED testing will take place at Kishwaukee College in Room C1203 on Wednesdays through Dec. 11 in the morning. Examinees must be checked in 15 minutes before testing begins. Doors will be closed once testing begins.

• The Writing Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Constitution Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Sept. 25, Oct. 16, Nov. 6 and Nov. 27. 

• The Social Studies Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Science Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4.

• The Math Test will be given at 8:45 a.m. and the Reading Test at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 9, Oct. 30, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11.

In addition, there will be evening test times: Nov. 7 (Writing test at 5 p.m. and Constitution test at 7:30 p.m.); Nov. 14 (Social Studies at 5 p.m. and Science at 6:40 p.m.) and on Nov. 21 (Math at 5 p.m. and Reading at 7 p.m.). 

Any Kishwaukee College student or DeKalb County resident interested in taking the GED in English or Spanish must bring a government-issued ID with a current address to the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, 2500 Annie Glidden Road, Suite C, in DeKalb, and pay a $50 registration fee in a check, cash, or money order (no credit cards accepted). Registration is good until the end of December. When the new GED test is in use in January, students will need to re-register for the test. For more information on GED test registration or for the Regional Office of Education hours, call the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education at 815-217-0460.

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