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Getting Your GED in Colorado

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This website will be the place where you can start learning about the GED and how it works. You can also learn about the GED from talking to others who have taken it, or by checking out books at the library. Some students who can afford it will buy their own books about the GED.  It is up to you to start and maintain and good list of resources and information about the GED. It is ok to let others help you, but you must put together your own list.

What is on the GED test?

The GED consists of four subjects:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies

We’ve collected some of our favorite resources to help you prepare for the GED.  Chick here for the list from

How is the GED test given?

As of January 2014, all GED testing is computer based (you must go to a designated testing site to take the computer-based test).

You will need the following computer skills:

  • Mouse skills (click, double-click, drag-and-drop)
  • Keyboard and typing skills to type answers
  • Copy and paste
  • Use a scroll bar
  • Undo/redo edits
  • Use an online calculator

Learn to type and use the computer for Free for the GED at the following:


Study on your own and Tutors
  • Books: Search the Library for study books, go a book store, or try one of the best selling books on . Ask people you know if they have taken the GED and if they have any old books that might help you.
  • Online: Use the Learning Express Library from your local library. Here is how to sign up for the Jefferson County Colorado Library Learning Express: Tutorial: How to sign up for GED practice test and help at the Jefferson County Library.
  • The GED Testing Service site also offers free online GED practice tests for each subject
  • Computer tutorials:  the computer tutorials listed here will help you prepare for the computer-based GED test. Thanks to the Mesa Public Library for this information.
  • Get Help from Tutors at the Arvada Community Food Bank: Make an appointment at the food bank with a tutor. When you meet with the tutor, come ready with questions from problems you have already tried to work on. Some items you will not have any trouble with at all, you don’t need a tutor for those items. Only bring items that you need help with. Time with your tutor is not the correct time to be working on items for the first try.


Calculator for the 2014 GED® test (all United States test-takers)

Texas Instruments TI-30XS on-screen calculator will automatically be available when you sit for the GED® test on computer after January 2nd, 2014 for all but five Mathematical Reasoning questions, and some Social Studies and Science questions.


One of the best ways to prepare for the GED is to take a practice test. This will give you a good idea of which subjects you need to study for, and it will also familiarize you with how the real test will work. All of the practice tests below are free and can be accessed through your web browser.


Levels of Reference to Obtain Needed Information:


  1. Your own personal knowledge.
  2. The knowledge of the person next to you.
  3. The knowledge of someone you know somewere.
  4. Information found in books you own.
  5. Information found at the library.
  6. Information found on the internet.