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GED Program


The Lower Brule Community College, Community Library is an official GED testing site. Students in our GED Program are encouraged to view their studies as the beginning of many other educational opportunities at our college and elsewhere. 
You can start anytime on any computer by registering at


The GED is now computerized and is comprised of four different sections:


Reasoning Through Language Arts is 150 minutes long and testing is broken down into three sections:

·         Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content

·         Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test

·         Student break (10 minutes)

·         Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content


Mathematical Reasoning is 115 minutes long and is one single section.

·         Part 1 – (first 5 test questions) calculator not allowed 

·         Part 2 – (remaining 41 test questions) calculator allowed


Social Studies is 90 minutes long and testing is broken down into two sections:

·         Section 1 (65 minutes) tests all content

·         Section 2 (25 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test


Science is 90 minutes long and is one single section. There are two Short Answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separately.  Students are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the Short Answer questions


Additional Resources: 

1)    Go to

2)     Under Online Resources click A-Z complete listing

3)     Scroll down until you find Learning Express Library

4)     Enter in Barcode:  21583000079483

          Password:   lower

5)     Create a Username and password

6)     Take your GED Pretest


GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test is now available to adult learners through the MyGED™ portal at  


Individuals taking GED Ready™ receive a detailed score report with a scaled score indicating their likelihood of passing the operational GED® test.


Test-takers will receive a score within one of three levels: 

Red Zone (not likely to pass),

Yellow Zone (too close to call),

or Green Zone (likely to pass). 


Their score report also includes descriptions of the skills they have demonstrated at their performance level, and descriptions of the skills that they need to work on to move into the next performance level. All who have not completed the 2002 series test will have to re-take the whole exam from the beginning.

Call 605-473-9232 for more information.

Directions to our testing center from:

Pierre  - Take 34 S out of Fort Pierre, take a left onto 1806 S for 56 miles, take the right turn before you reach the college into 131 Police Drive, BIA HWY 10.


Chamberlain - Take I -90 W toward Reliance, take exit 248 at Reliance, turn right toward SD 47 N, turn left on BIA RD 10, the testing center the 1st left after the college

Fort Thompson - Head N on E Ft Thompson Rd toward SD- 47 S, take the 1st left onto SD - 47 S, Turn right onto BIA Hwy 5, Turn left onto BIA Hwy 10, the testing center is the 1st left after the college.



  • What does “GED” stand for?

The GED or General Education Development tests cover five subjects: Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies and Math. The GED is also commonly referred to as the General Education Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma, or the Graduate Equivalency Degree.


  • How old do I need to be to get my GED?

Students must be at least 16 years old and those under 19 need a waiver form signed by their most recent school district.


  • What if I don’t remember anything from school?

Regardless of how long you have been out of school or what you remember, we are here to work with you. It’s never too late to get your GED and you can pass the test if you study for it.


  • Is getting your GED as good as getting your high school diploma?

While the GED is not a replacement for high school, it does require students to score 60% higher than graduating high school seniors nationwide. What the GED means to future employers and potential college recruiters is that you have reached a level of education that is equal to or better than someone graduating from high school.

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