With the addition of a new year, we continue to inch closer to the implementation of the 2014 GED® Test. As an educator, being prepared for the new test is extremely important if you want your students to be successful. To do so, educators need to understand how the 2014 GED Test will be changing and the rigor of the various components, including the Mathematical Reasoning portion.
Currently, the items on the 2002 GED Test comes from the content areas of:
What to Expect
The 2014 GED Test will focus on two major content areas:
In addition to solving computational problems, the test will include modeling tasks that will require candidates to apply mathematics in a real life context.
Assessment targets provide a link between the GED Test and the Common Core Standards and further provide a description of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that will be measured on the 2014 GED Test. An examination of the assessment targets for the new math tests informs our insight into the increased rigor of the math test.
Quantitative Problem Solving Assessment Targets include:
Algebraic Problem Solving Assessment Targets include:
The assessment targets for the new math test are not all new—some of these targets are incorporated in the current GED math test. However, there are new mathematical formulas used on the new test that are not used on the current test including, surface area, volume, and algebra.
More detailed information about these assessment targets is discussed in the Wonderlic webinar 2014 GED Test: An Inside Look at the Mathematical Reasoning Test. Space is limited so make sure you register early!
Also, the GED Testing Service provides more information regarding assessment targets for all four subtests of the 2014 GED Tests in Chapter 2 of its Assessment Guide for Educators.
Which part of the 2014 GED Test do you wish you had more preparatory information for?