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GED Reading/Writing
Skills Analysis
Analysis of the Official GED Reading and Writing Practice Test

 

READING TEST

 

NUMBER OF TIMES

FOUND THROUGHOUT

THE TEST                        SKILL                                         ITEM NUMBER

1                                      point of view                                          1

12                                    drawing conclusions                               2,4,6,7,8-12,17-20

2                                      poetry interpretation                               2,3

3                                      cultural background knowledge               5,15,16

1                                      analogies                                              6

2                                      reading for information                           13,16

1                                      finding the main idea/purpose                 14

 

** In my observation, the test is written at about the 6-10 grade level, so the student  needs to be a competent reader near that level. I didn’t level it out.

 

WRITING TEST

 

NUMBER OF TIMES

FOUND THROUGHOUT

THE TEST                        SKILL                                         ITEM NUMBER

2                  verb tense agreement within a compound sentence      1, 12

2                  use of capitalization                                                    2,9

2                  sentence structure (inclusion of verb)                           3,20

1                  comma use with conjunctions/run on sentences            4

2                  sentence combining with conjunctions                          4,25

4                  correct verb form usage                                             5,12,16,19

1                  possessive pronoun use                                             5

3                  homonym  use  (theres, yours)                                   5,16,23

2                  use of adverbial phrases                                            5,22

3                  subject/verb agreement                                              6,11,15

2                  sentence splicing                                                       7,13

1                  use of adverbs vs adjectives                                       7

1                  use of connector AND with comma placement              7

1                  correct use of accept/except                                      8

1                  commas in a list                                                         8

3                  comma use                                                               9,17,20

3                  dependent clause construct                                        9,17,20

3                  paragraph organization                                               14, 18,21

1                  colon use                                                                  19

1                  modal usage (would/could)                                         24

 

 

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