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Adult Education/GED

Earning a Credential in Kansas
  • The State of Kansas awards the Kansas State High School Diploma to those meeting the previously mentioned criteria.

About the GED® Tests

  • The GED Tests provide adults who did not complete a formal high school program the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills.
  • The tests are field-tested and normed on graduating high school seniors before becoming final test forms.
  • The GED Tests are currently offered only in a computer-based format at Official GED Testing Centers.

Kansas GED Testing Facts
Adult Basic Education
Employability Skills
College Preparation/Transition to Post-secondary
GED Sessions
Scholarship Opportunities
FAQ's - Frequently asked questions about the GED examination
Meet the Staff

History of the GED Tests

  • 1942: American Council on Education® (ACE) was commissioned to measure high school instructional outcomes for military personnel and veterans who had not completed high school.
  • 1947: New York became first state to make tests available to non-veteran adults.
  • 1974: GED credential issued in all 50 U.S. states.
  • There have been four GED Tests Series
    • 1942 Series
    • 1978 Series
    • 1988 Series
    • 2002 Series
    • 2014 Series

Who Accepts the GED Credential

  • 98% of colleges and universities that require a high school diploma accept the GED credential. (Annual Survey of Colleges 2007. Copyright ® 2007. The College Board.)
  • 96% of companies accept applicants with a GED credential for jobs requiring a high school degree. (Society for Human Resource Management, 2002)

Renowned GED Credential Recipients

  • Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Mary Lou Retton, Olympic Medal-Winner
  • Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's
  • F. Story Musgrave, NASA Shuttle Astronaut
  • Bill Cosby, Comedian and Actor
  • Honorable Greg Mathis, U.S. District Court Judge
  • Gretchen Wilson, Country Music Musician
  • Richard Carmona, Former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Michael J. Fox, Actor and Advocate
  • Wally Amos, Founder of Famous Amos Cookies

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