General Education Development (GED)

General education development (GED) refers to a test in North America and Canada that certifies that a person possesses high school level academic knowledge. A GED test evaluates an individual’s knowledge in five areas: writing, mathematics, reading, science and social studies. The diploma given for successfully passing the test is also referred to as a GED, or a general education diploma, general equivalency diploma, or graduate equivalency degree.

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