Time is running out to finish your GED!

General Educational Development certificate

Did you know that on January 2, 2014, there will be a new GED (General Educational Development) test?

The current GED test consists of five subject areas: social studies, science, reading, mathematics, and writing.  If you've passed some sections of the GED test but not all five, now is a great time to focus on passing the sections that you still need, because any GED scores earned before 2014 will expire at the end of this year.  The Denver Public Library has many resources to help you pass the GED.

Learning Express Library is a database that you can use in the library or at home using your library card.  Once you've logged in to the database, click on 'GED Preparation' on the left-hand menu, choose the course you're interested in, select 'Login to add,' and create a free account with Learning Express Library.  Once you've created an account, you can work on tests as time permits and save your place to finish later.  Components of Learning Express Library include GED Practice Exams in all five subject areas, GED Preparation Courses and Guides, and GED Skills Improvement Courses in mathematics, reading, and writing.  GED Practice Exams and the GED Preparation Guide are also available in Spanish.

There are also many free websites that provide GED review lessons and tutorials:

  • Mometrix Academy has GED Video Review tutorials for all five sections of the GED.
  • TestPrepReview.com offers self-assessment modules to determine areas where you may need further review.
  • 4Tests.com has sample questions in all five study areas and explanations of all answers.

And of course, the Denver Public Library has many books available in both English and Spanish to help you prepare for the GED test.

While DPL does not offer GED classes, if you're interested in preparing for the GED in-person, the Colorado Department of Education website lists GED preparation sites throughout the state.  The National Literacy Directory also provides a directory of GED programs, some of which are not included on the Colorado Department of Education's list.

Once you've studied and are ready to take the test, visit the Colorado Department of Education to find a GED testing center near you.


I had no idea! Thank you.

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