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Ohio GED Examination Overview

Ohio GEDThe General Educational Development (GED) Exams are a series of exams designed to determine whether a student has the academic skills of a standard high school graduate. The GED Exams are always administered in person at one of the testing centers in Ohio (see list of OH GED testing facilities at bottom of page).   People who have not acquired a high school diploma are candidates for the Ohio GED exams. 

The GED Examination scores are benchmarked against the many graduating high school seniors.   At present, the passing score on the GED exams are equal to what the top 60 % of high school graduating seniors would earn.  The GED credential is issued by Ohio for students living in Ohio.  The GED credential is usually considered to be equal to a OH high school diploma.


Ohio GED Administrator

Sharon M. Bowman
GED Administrator
Ohio State Department of Education - GED
25 South Front Street
First Floor, Mailstop 106
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
(877) 644-6338
(614) 387-0935

Ohio GED Test Overview


The GED Tests consist of 1 written essay and 5 topic area examinations.  The subject area examinations contain a total of 240 multiple option questions.  OH students are given a total of 425 minutes to complete the entire test. More detailed recommendations on the examinations are given out below.

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Ohio GED Exam Areas

GED Test Area: Language Arts, Writing, Part I    
Time: 75 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
Free GED Language Arts Practice Test
Assesses a student’s ability to revise and edit workplace and informational documents.  Covers areas such as: usage, organization, mechanics, and sentence structure.

GED Test Area Language Arts, Writing, Part II   
Time: 45 minutes
Number of Questions:  1 essay
Measures the student’s ability to write an essay that informs, clarifies or explains.  Topics don't require specialized data as they're general in nature.

GED Test Area: Social Studies   
Time: 70 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
Free GED Social Studies Practice Test
Measures a student’s knowledge of  economics, major history, civics concepts, and geography.  Topics include: U.S. History, Geography, Civics and Government, Economics, and World History.

GED Test Area: Science   
Time: 80 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
Free GED Science Practice Test
Evaluates a student’s skill in understanding the major ideas in physical sciences. Topics include: Earth and Space Science, Life Science and Physical Science.

GED Test Area: Language Arts, Reading   
Time: 65 minutes
Number of Questions:  40
Free GED Language Arts Reading Practice Test

Measures a student’s reading comprehension. Students are given a number of passages and use their referring and reasoning skills to: locate important details, establish predominant ideas, discover sequences of events and make comparisons. Evaluates a student’s ability to understand, apply, analyze and synthesize information.

GED Test Area: Mathematics   
Time: 90 minutes
Number of Questions:  50
Free GED Math Practice Test
Covers basic mathematical skills that are expected for a high school graduate.  Students are be evaluated on: algebra, functions and patterns; number operation and number sense; geometry and measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability.

Ohio Test Facilities

County Test Center City Chief Examiner Phone
Adams Southern State Community College Hillsboro K Evans (937) 393-3431
Allen Lima City Schools Lima L. Ball (419) 996-3082
Ashland Ashland County-West Holmes JVS Ashland D Kleinschmidt (800) 686-3313
Ashtabula Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center Jefferson C Ray (440) 576-6015
Athens Hocking Technical College Nelsonville J Yanity (740) 753-3591
Auglaize St. Marys City Schools St. Marys A Meindering (419) 394-4011
Belmont Belmont Technical College St. Clairsville M Farmer (800) 423-1188
Brown Southern State Community College Hillsboro K Evans (800) 628-7722
Butler Middletown City Schools Middletown R Stiehl (513) 420-4520
Carroll Buckeye Career Center New Philadelphia R Gasser (330) 339-2288
Champaign Ohio Hi-Point Career Bellefontaine J Hunt (937) 599-6275
Clark Clark State Community College Springfield B. Young (937)328-7934
Clermont Clermont County Educational Service Center Batavia J McIntosh (513) 735-8300
Clermont Live Oaks Career Development Campus Milford M. Klluesener (513) 575-1900
Clinton Laurel Oaks Career Development Center Wilmington M Kluesener (937) 382-1411 or (800) 752-5480 
Columbiana Columbiana County Career Center Lisbon D Bleakley (330) 424-9561
Coshocton Buckeye Career Center New Philadelphia R Gasser (330) 339-2288
Coshocton Coshocton Education Center Coshocton D Scheetz (740) 387-8022
Coshocton Licking County JVS Newark R Bruner (740) 366-3351
Crawford Mansfield City Schools-Adult Education Mansfield C D Robinson (419) 525-6380
Crawford Marion City Schools Admin. Center Marion G Murray (740) 223-4557
Cuyahoga Cuyahoga Community College - East Highland Hills G Mobley (216) 987-3201
Cuyahoga Parma City Schools Parma K Velbeck (440) 885-8762
Cuyahoga Polaris Career Center Middleburg Hts E Byrd (440) 891-7697
Darke Greenville City Schools Greenville K Subler (937) 548-4188
Darke Miami Valley CTC Clayton E Esau (937) 837-7781
Defiance Four County JVS Archbold T. Borton  (800) 589-3334
Delaware Delaware Area Career Center, South Campus Delaware D Mulpas (740) 203-2267
Erie Sandusky City Schools Sandusky A Aceto (419) 621-2717
Fairfield Ohio University – Lancaster Lancaster R. Stevens (740) 474-7529
Fayette Center For Economic Opportunity Washington Court House M Kluesener (800) 752-5480
Franklin Columbus City Schools Columbus K Mead (614) 365-5200
Franklin Eastland-Fairfield C&TS Groveport C Leading (888) 482-9643
Franklin SouthWestern Career Academy Grove City J McLaughlin (614) 801-3461
Fulton Four County JVS-Adult Education Center Archbold T. Borton  (800) 589-3334
Gallia Buckeye Hills Career Center Rio Grande S Saunders (740) 245-5334
Geauga Geauga Educational Service Center Chardon W Waldbauer (440) 279-1706
Greene Greene County Career Center Xenia K Trangenstein (937) 372-6941
Guernsey Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Senecaville L Remmert (800) 350-1242
Hamilton Cincinnati State Cincinnati T Swanson (513) 569-1831
Hamilton Diamond Oaks Career Dev Campus Cincinnati M Kluesener (513) 574-1300
Hamilton Scarlet Oaks Career Dev Campus Cincinnati M. Kluesener (513) 771-8810
Hancock Owens Community College Findlay M Little (800) GO OWENS, ext. 3547 or (567) 429-3547
Hancock Fostoria City Schools Fostoria K Leitzy (419) 435-8163
Hardin Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Bellefontaine J Hunt (937) 599-6275
Harrison Belmont Technical College St. Clairsville M Farmer (800) 423-1188
Henry Four County JVS-Adult Education Archbold T. Borton  (800) 589-3334
Highland Southern State Community College Hillsboro K Evans (937) 393-3431
Hocking Hocking Technical College Nelsonville J Yanity (740) 753-3591
Holmes Ashland County-West Holmes JVS Ashland D Kleinschmidt (419) 289-3313
Holmes Buckeye Career Center New Philadelphia R Gasser (330) 339-2288
Huron Norwalk City Schools Norwalk S Hartzell (419) 660-1825
Jackson Buckeye Hills Career Center Rio Grande S Saunders (740) 245-5334
Jefferson Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville D Watkins (740) 264-5591
Knox Knox County Career Center Mt. Vernon S Mickley (740) 397-5820
Lake Painesville City Schools Painesville N Rapport (440) 354-5551
Lawrence Lawrence County JVS Ironton S Andrews (740) 532-3140
Licking C-Tec of Licking County JVS Newark B. Parker (740) 366-3351
Logan Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Bellefontaine J Hunt (937) 599-6275
Lorain Lorain County Community College Elyria R Lappis (800) 995-5222, ext. 4012 or (440) 366-4012
Lucas Lucas County Educational Service Center Toledo M. Ampthor  (419) 725-2064
Madison Tolles Technical Center Plain City J Poroda (614) 873-4666
Mahoning Mahoning County Career and Tech Center Canfield M Kohut (330) 729-4100
Mahoning Youngstown City Schools Youngstown D Vaclav-Danko (330) 744-8715
Marion Marion City School Admin. Center Marion G Murray (740) 223-4557
Medina Medina County JVS Medina E. Byrd  (440) 891-7697
Meigs Buckeye Hills Career Center Rio Grande S Saunders (740) 245-5334
Mercer St. Marys City Schools St. Marys A Meindering (419) 394-4011
Miami Upper Valley JVS Piqua B. Schroedel  (800) 589-6963
Monroe Belmont Technical College St. Clairsville M Farmer (800) 423-1188
Montgomery Dayton City Schools Dayton J. Gornes (937) 542-7199
Montgomery Miami Valley CTC Clayton E Esau (937) 837-7781
Morgan Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Zanesville L Remmert (800) 350-1242
Morrow Knox County JVS Mt. Vernon S Mickley (740) 397-5820
Muskingum Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Zanesville L Remmert (740) 454-7242
Noble Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Senecaville L Remmert (800) 350-1242
Ottawa Lucas County Educational Service Center Toledo M. Ampthor (419) 725-2064
Paulding Vantage Career Center Van Wert J Grant (419) 238-5411
Perry Mid-East Career and Technology Centers Zanesville L Remmert (800) 350-1242
Perry Hocking Technical College Nelsonville J Yanity (740) 753-3591
Pickaway Pickaway County Board of Education Circleville R. Stevens  (740) 474-7529
Pike Shawnee State University Portsmouth D Schwamberger (740) 355-2627
Portage Maplewood Career Ctr-Adult Education Ravenna T Edwards (330) 296-2892
Preble Miami Valley CTC Clayton E Esau (937) 837-7781
Putnam Vantage Career Center Van Wert J Grant (419) 238-5411
Putnam Owens Community College Findlay M Little (800) GO OWENS, ext. 3547 or (567) 429-3547
Richland Mansfield City Schools-Adult Education Mansfield C D Robinson (419) 525-6380
Ross Pickaway County Board of Education Circleville R Stevens (740) 474-7529
Sandusky The TECH Center/Vanguard Adult Career Center Fremont J Windau (419) 334-6901
Scioto Shawnee State University Portsmouth D Schwamberger (740) 351-3390
Seneca Fostoria City Schools Fostoria K Leitzy (419) 436-4163
Seneca Sentinel JVS Tiffin J. Windau (419) 448-1212  ext. 269
Shelby Upper Valley JVS Piqua M Granger (937) 778-1980
Stark Alliance City Schools Alliance S. Platt (330) 821-2102
Stark Canton City Schools Canton R Marks (330) 438-2559
Stark R.G. Drage Career Education Ctr. Massillon M Lewis (330) 832-9856
Summit Project LEARN Akron R. McIntosh (330) 434-9461
Trumbull Trumbull Co. CTC Warren V Thompson (330) 847-0503, ext. 1611
Tuscarawas Buckeye Career Center New Philadelphia R Gasser (330) 339-2288
Union Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Bellefontaine J Hunt (937) 599-6275
Van Wert St. Marys City Schools St. Marys A Meindering (419) 394-4011
Vinton Buckeye Hills Career Center Rio Grande S Saunders (740) 245-5334
Warren Warren County Career Center Lebanon L Hayes (513) 932-8145
Washington Washington County JVS Marietta M Clark (800) 648-3695
Wayne Wayne County Career Center Smithville C Redfern (330) 669-7070
Williams Four County JVS Archbold T. Borton  (800) 589-3334
Wood Fostoria City Schools Fostoria M. Ampthor (419) 725-2064
Wood Lucas County Educational Service Center Toledo L Schultz (419) 245-3809
Wyandot Marion City School Admin. Center Marion G Murray (740) 223-4557

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