Definition Of GED

GED stands for General Educational Development (acronym in English). It is a group of tests that covers five topics: writing, reading, social studies, science, and math. The GEDcalibration (สอบเทียบ GEDwhich is the term in Thai) is designed to measure whether someone has mastered the covered subject skill sets required in four-year high school education.


While some people may wake up, decide they want a GED, and get certified that same day, most people need to prepare for the eight-hour exam. There are various classes available, some provided online and some at training centers and educational institutions, such as community colleges. Training can last days, weeks, or months, depending on the program.


The GED test requirements can also impact the time it takes to earn a GED. Some states require that you take all tests at one site. Fatigue can be a factor to take into account in an eight-hour exam. Some states also dictate that a certain period must pass before you can retake an exam.

The skills measured on the GED test are:

1.- Language Skills

2.- Writing Skills

3.- Reading Skills: Critical Thinking

4.- Reading Skills: Comprehension

5.- Reading Skills: Speed

Now I am going to land on each of these concepts.

The Skills Language Measured In The GED

Language skills which can be taught by a GED tutor (ติว GEDwhich is the term in Thai) are measured by demonstrating how to structure sentences, capitalization, punctuation, handling of homonyms, formal or academic language (different from everyday language, the one we usually use in our homes or with our friends). Neither should you use Spanglish, the vocabulary of the coa, or jargons (which is the terminology of a particular group).

For example, professionals in the programming area, construction workers, or mechanics have their vocabulary, highly specialized and often challenging to understand because it is unique to that group.


In the GED test in English, possessives are measured a lot, but in Spanish, the same does not happen because there is practically no confusion.


Instead, what is measured in Spanish is accentuation which, for obvious reasons, is not scored in English because there are no accents in that language.


As for structuring the sentences, we have capitalization and punctuation in both languages.