adult education assessments

In addition to the GED, we can help you with many different assessments

Most students who visit our center are working to complete their GED or other assessments.  If the assessment you're interested in is not listed on this page, please call us. 

Beginning in January 2014,  the GED Test will be offered only on computer.  All students are encouraged to attend FREE classes with our qualified instructors to prepare for all 4 areas of the GED test.  Go to this link for more information about the new GED Test:


GED Exam info:

Students who are 18 years or older who are not enrolled in public or private school may be eligible to take the GED exam. To become test ready, new students attend orientation and start initial assessments to establish skill level. Instruction is provided for FREE  at GCAE.  

Please be advised that the Kentucky GED certificate can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs.  The Tests of General Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service)--require extensive preparation and the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills.  The GED Tests are administered in Kentucky only at under the direction of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Kentucky Adult Education.  Any other high school equivalency certificate not issued by Kentucky Adult Education or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.

Steps in achieving your GED:

  1. Contact GCAE to set up appointment for orientation at (859) 823-1341. 
  2. Bring withdrawal form and government issued I.D.
  3. Start initial assessments to see what you know and what you need to work on.
  4. Attend classes  consistently and complete all  homework assigned.
  5.  Keep track of all homework assignments on your homework log.
  6. Post test to see the gains you've made in what you've been studying.
  7. Complete GED Ready Test.
  8. Register for GED test! You can schedule for the test at a location on a date thats suitable to you and you can test one subject at a time. 

On the GED, you will be tested in Science, Social Studies, Math, and Reasoning through Language Arts. The GED is offered on computer with all sections  multiple-choice, short answer and drag and drop. 

Other services:

College Prep

Thinking about furthering your education after GED?  Do you have your diploma and need to boost your scores for a college entrance test? Students who have a GED or a high school diploma and are preparing to enter college may take assessment to evaluate any skill level upgrade needed to pass the Compass or ACT. Assessments are given in the 3 subject areas: Reading, Math and Language. Students must score 11.9 or below to qualify for assistance.  Our instructors can help you towards completing the COMPASS TEST .  Students can attend FREE INSTRUCTION CLASSES  at the Grant County Adult Education Center and develpment your individual learning plan. Call (859) 823-1341 for more information.  

Kentucky Paraeducator Assessment

The KPA is given to adults who are interested in applying for employment positions available through a Kentucky School System.  To be eligible to apply for a paraeducatiors position you must have one of the following:

  1. Have an Associates degreee
  2. Completed 64 hours of college study
  3. Passed the Paraeducators assessment
KPA study guides can be found at here.  Study at your own pace.  Call us when you feel you are ready to test at (859)823-1341 to schedule testing.  The KPA test takes approximately 1 hour.  Once passing the KPA, we will supply you with competion documentation as proof of passing for employment purposes.   

Workplace Assessment

Some employers may require adults to complete TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) assessments in 3 subject areas: Reading, Math and Language for employment opportunities.  Anyone interested in taking the workplace assessments should contact us at (859) 823-1341 to schedule an appointment.  There is no charge for workplace assessments.  


Thinking about entering the armed services?  We offer assistance for students interested in working towards the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery .  Call us at (859) 823-1341 for more info.  

College Board planning Help with planning your college and career path is available on this website.

The GED TEST is only administered by computer.  If you need to sharpen your computer skills, try these links below or call our center for more information concerning computer classes available.