Earning Your Nebraska High School Diploma!
To earn a Nebraska High School Diploma as an adult, you must pass the General Educational Development (GED) exam. The Nebraska Department of Education supports adult education, which provides programs to prepare you for the GED.
Nebraska Adult Education
Adult education programs help you gain skills and basic education so that you may be an effective member of the community. Adults in the state of Nebraska who do not have a high school diploma may pursue adult education programs that can help you prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) exam, which can earn you a Nebraska High School Diploma. These programs are offered in a number of locations across the state, including at community colleges and in public schools. The Nebraska Department of Education has a list of programs on their website that includes contact information for every state adult education program (www.education.ne.gov).
Adult Education and GED Preparation
GED preparation programs, offered in conjunction with adult education, provide instruction in a classroom setting, through one-on-one tutoring sessions and by providing learning materials for independent study. You might be required to take an assessment test upon entering such programs so that instructors can tailor a learning plan just for you. Coursework in basic skills typically focus on subject areas such as reading, writing and mathematics.
To be eligible for an adult education program in Nebraska, you must be officially withdrawn from high school and be a resident of Nebraska. You'll need to provide photo identification that proves your residency. If you're ages 16-18, you must submit your official high school transcript. Teenagers who are 16 or 17 must also complete a writing assignment with your application.
To earn a passing score on the GED, you must receive a score of 2,250 or more. The minimum passing score for each section of the five-part test is 410 but you must receive scores higher than 410 in some sections to reach the total score of 2,250. If you do not pass the GED and you're 18, you may retest immediately with permission from a GED instructor or wait 60 days. If you're ages 16 or 17, you must have permission from a GED instructor to retest.
The GED test is only given at official testing centers, including public schools, community colleges and adult learning centers. The Nebraska Department of Education has a list of official testing centers in the state on their website. On testing day, you must bring a photo identification as well as written permission from a GED instructor. The GED consists of 240 questions, one essay and is made up of five sections:
- Social studies
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