The GED® test: What’s New in 2018?


Guess What’s Missing from the 2018 GED® Science Test?

Changes can cause anxiety, but we think you’ll like this one. Beginning in 2018, there will be no short answer questions on the GED® Science test. Can you say, “Woohoo?” That’s right! The test designers did some research and found that this type of question did not tell them anything about your abilities that they could not glean from the rest of the questions. You’ll still have to deal with the other science questions, some of which have weird formats (drag-and-drop, etc.), but at least they are all multiple choice. Bravo, test designers! One less thing to worry about when preparing for the GED® test!

This also means that the only essay-type responses on the GED® test are in the Language Arts section since the discontinuation of the Social Studies extended response in 2016. Another “woohoo!”

More Good Stuff

Interested in saving some money? Find out how your employer might be able to sponsor your GED® studies here.

New study guides are here! You can download a brand new student guide for each GED® test by clicking on this link. Then you’ll have the most up-to-date information about exactly what will be on each test and how you can best prepare. The new booklets also provide some great examples of test questions.

Are you fighting anxiety about the GED® test? Ask your teacher to access the new free 5-minute video from Kaplan Test Prep that addresses this issue.

Best wishes in your GED® test prep during 2018! Be sure to check out our practice questions, flashcards, and study guides as you work and let us know if there is any other way we can help! Just drop us a note at [email protected]



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