The GED Testing Program gives adults of all ages a way to demonstrate competency equivalent to a high school education. A new version of the General Educational Development (GED) Tests was introduced in 2002. The GED Testing Service, which develops the GED test and oversees the GED testing program in all states, intends to keep the GED credential current and equivalent to the "lasting results" of a high school education.
The GED Tests are designed to measure major academic skills and knowledge.
The GED includes five subject area tests: language arts/writing, social studies, science, language arts/reading, and mathematics. New Hampshire residents who successfully pass the GED receive a New Hampshire certificate of high school equivalency.