How are the results reported?
Results on each of the five GED tests are reported as standard scores and percentile ranks. The Department does not calculate or report percentages or letter grades. When you receive your transcript, please refer to the standard scores. They tell you whether or not you have gained your GED certificate. The scores range from 200 to 800. In Newfoundland and Labrador, the passing standard score is 450 in each test. You must receive a standard score of at least 450 on each of the five tests to be eligible to receive a Newfoundland and Labrador High School Equivalency Certificate. Percentile ranks range from 1 to 99. They compare the standard scores of graduating high school students to your standard scores. For example, if your standard score on one of the tests has a percentile rank of 55, you have done as well as, or better than, 55% of the graduating high school students in that subject. If you rewrite the tests, the scores reported on your new transcript will be the highest scores that
IELTS provides a Test Report Form giving a profile of your ability to use English. You get a score in each of the four skills tested. The four scores are equally weighed and result in an overall score or “bands”. Each band (from 1 to 9) corresponds to a generalised descriptive statement of your English at that level, band 1 representing a non-user and 9 a near-native user. For more information, please see the ‘information for candidates’ brochure.