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Leon County ACE to offer free GED practice tests

GED Test
Posted at 2:13 PM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-06 09:22:37-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla.-- Leon County’s Adult & Community Education (ACE) school is offering free official GED practice tests to anyone 16 years of age or older on Saturday Feb. 16.

ACE officials say that about 10 percent of adults in Leon County 25 years of older do not have a high school diploma, and taking the practice tests can show residents just how close they are to earning that diploma.

ACE officials say the practice tests provide an accurate indication of whether a person is ready to pass the GED and, if not, what progress needs to be made. Persons passing the GED earn a Florida High School Diploma issued by the Florida Department of Education.

Tests will start at the beginning of every hour, and teachers will grade the tests while students wait. There are five tests that make up the GED (Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science). Students can take one or all five of the tests if their time allows. They will have breaks between examinations.

The following is the next date for the practice test:

Sat. Feb. 16 Testing will be offered from 9:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last test starting at 3 p.m.

No registration is necessary. Interested persons should come to the main campus for Adult & Community Education, which is located at 283 Trojan Trail. The school is near Lincoln High School and across from the main entrance to Tom Brown Park.

For more information, call 850-922-5343 or visit the school's website at www.ACE-Leon.org