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Source: 4Tests GED Practice Test page (License: Protected by Copyright (c) [i.e. screenshot])

A free online practice test site for the 2014 GED test with the 4 sections of the GED provided by Barrons Educational Series. It includes an explanation for the right answer.



  1. Check that this site opens at your school. Some sites are blocked by your technology administrator.
  2. Be sure students are familiar with the computer and computer testing and what to expect.
  3. Tests are best used to validate learning after classroom instruction. Be sure your students are prepared to take the test.
  4. Provide a link for students to the test by placing it on your Web site, in an e-mail, or as a shortcut on your computer's Desktop in the lab.

Teacher Tips

  • Avoid the open forum. There are inappropriate comments on it.
  • As with every free online site, you will see advertisements trying to sell you stuff. Teach your students how to avoid these ads.

More Ways

  • Since the GED Exam is no longer the only acceptable exam in California for a High School Equivalency, you may want to also look at the HiSET  exams.
  • You can also use the TOEFL, SAT, ACT, and ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) online tests. There are many good math and English questions to pursue with your students.

Program Areas

  • ASE: High School Equivalency Preparation
  • ABE: Adult Basic Education


  • High

Lesson Plan

  1. Review vocabulary for the test you want your students to take.
  2. Quizizz has numerous activities related to the GED. You can give a live quiz in class or independent practice the day before.
  1. Give a general overview of the GED test.
  2. Go over what is on the test topic you have selected.
  3. Explain where to find the link to the test.
  4. All four tests will open unless you deselect the ones you do not want to take. For example, if you just want to use the Mathematical Reasoning test in your class, deselect the Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies exams.
  1. Demonstrate how to find the site and deselect other tests.
  2. Students can create an account and save their work.
  3. To view the answer for each question, select the link to "View Answer."

    Have students take the test and write down any problems they had difficulty with. You can then go over these problems in class the next day to fill any gaps in their learning.
    There is a second practice test just below "Start the exam" in the blue box. This can be used to recheck student readiness for the GED test.
  • Have students take the test and write down any problems they had difficulty with. You can then go over these problems in class the next day to fill any gaps in their learning.

  • Go over problems students had trouble with.
  • There is a second practice test just below "Start the exam" in the blue box. This can be used to recheck student readiness for the GED test.

Passing the GED will help students get better jobs and allow them to pursue further academic and vocational training.



  • Language Arts - Reading
    • Analysis
    • Comprehension
    • Inference and Interpretation
    • Synthesis and Generalization
  • Language Arts - Writing
    • Language Facility
    • Organization of Ideas
    • Writing Conventions
  • Math
    • Algebra
    • Consumer Math
    • Conversions
    • Decimals
    • Fractions
    • Geometry
    • Integrated Math
    • Percentages
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Proportions
    • Whole Number Skills
  • Mathematics
    • Algebraic Concepts
    • Data Analysis/Probability/Statistics
    • Measurement/Geometry
    • Numbers and Operations on Numbers


  • Reading
    • CCR Anchor 1 - Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
    • CCR Anchor 2 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    • CCR Anchor 3 - Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
    • CCR Anchor 4 - Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    • CCR Anchor 5 - Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
    • CCR Anchor 6 - Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    • CCR Anchor 7 - Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
    • CCR Anchor 8 - Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
    • CCR Anchor 9 - Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
    • CCR Anchor 10 - Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
  • Writing
    • CCR Anchor 1 - Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
    • CCR Anchor 2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
    • CCR Anchor 3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
    • CCR Anchor 4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    • CCR Anchor 5 - Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
    • CCR Anchor 6 - Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
    • CCR Anchor 7 - Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    • CCR Anchor 8 - Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
    • CCR Anchor 9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
  • Language
    • CCR Anchor 1 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    • CCR Anchor 2 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    • CCR Anchor 3 - Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
    • CCR Anchor 4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    • CCR Anchor 5 - Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
    • CCR Anchor 6 - Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.


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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.