Most missed questions on the GED math test
According to an analysis of GED Testing Service (GEDTS) data, four areas of the GED test cause students the most difficulty. Informational materials about these problem areas are posted below. The materials include sample questions from each area and an analysis of common student errors that lead to missing the question. Each area also identifies the skill gaps and specific ideas on how to incorporate those skills into classroom instruction.
The four areas most commonly missed on the GED are:
The materials were provided to KYAE at a GED Mathematics Training Institute sponsored by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education. The institute, designed to help improve math instruction and scores on the GED mathematics test, presented new techniques and strategies for teaching critical mathematics skills. It was also an opportunity for states to benefit from new knowledge as they develop a plan to train others on these techniques and strategies.
Kentucky was represented by Dr. Sandy Kestner, KYAE professional development senior associate; Linda Sheffield, director of the Kentucky Center for Mathematics; Wayne Couvillion, math instructor and trainer, Jefferson County; and Brenda Hill, Madison County program director and math trainer.