Hello, is there anyone familiar with GED? How can we compare that to normal GPA? What’s kind of score considered to be competent score? Is 500/800 a good score? How about 600 out of 800 or 700out of 800?
The GED is an alternative to a high school diploma. From the site:
“The General Educational Development tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has United States or Canadian high school-level academic skills. It is an alternative to the US high school diploma, HiSET, and TASC test. The GED Testing Service website currently does not refer to the test as anything but ‘GED’.”
Your GPA is just a way of converting your grades into a numerical scale. The grades that you receive in your high school classes are all averaged together to arrive at one cumulative grade, which is then converted into your GPA. The traditional GPA scale ranges from 0.0 to 4.0.
The GPA is part of a traditional high school education. The GED is an alternative path to a diploma. They have nothing to do with each other and are separate ways to score academics, the GPA for grades, and the GED for 4 tests.
So, what score is considered to be competent score? Is 500/800 a good score? how about 600 out of 800 or 700 out of 800? Any idea?
A quick google search turned up a guide for admissions officers. They say “college ready” is 165 or more in each subject area, but look at each subject area separately. There was a chart in the report that compared scores of each section to an estimated national class rank. A score of 173 per section would be equal to someone in the top 10%. Obviously, the closer to 200, the better.
For SAT it depends on what you think of as “competent.” For top schools, scores should be over 700 but there are a lot of good schools that are happy to admit you with lower scores, especially 600’s.