GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pearson. The organization was formed in 2011 and was modeled to represent a public-private partnership. It builds on its past experience in adult and continuing education by harnessing the considerable resources of Pearson, the world’s largest education and testing company, with the nearly 70-year history of ACE to expand access to the GED ® test, ensure its quality and integrity, and adapt the GED ® test to the skills needed in the 21st century.
The exam is divided into four subject areas: math, science, social studies, language arts. In order to earn a passing score on the exam, test takers must perform at or above the level of 40% of high school seniors. Studying, therefore, is paramount before taking the tests. There are many different ways to study for the GED exam, including test prep books, GED classes and sample test questions. The most cost-effective way to study is to take GED practice tests online , many of which are available for free. The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Pearson company have joint-ventures with the GED testing service and provide materials. Please note that the following multiple choice options have been redacted (edited).