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General Educational Development (Ged®)

GED® is an abbreviation for the General Educational Development examination used in the United States and Canada to assess the academic skills of high school dropouts. The exam is administered by the GED Testing Service®, a for-profit company formed in partnership between the American Council on Education and Pearson, an educational publishing company. The GED test is designed to measure whether an individual has academic proficiency comparable to individuals who earn a high school diploma. Individuals who pass all levels of the exam are awarded a GED certificate. According to the GED Testing Service, a GED certificate is equivalent to a high school diploma in the United States and Canada. More than 98% of U.S. colleges and universities accept GED certificates as an alternative ...

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