General Education Development or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
GED tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has United States or Canadian high school (12 grade) -level academic skills.
The American Council on Education (ACE), in Washington, D.C. (U.S.), which owns the GED trademark, coined the initialism to identify “tests of general equivalency development” that measure proficiency in Science, Mathematics, Social studies, English (RLA).
Passing the GED test gives those who do not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, also called a high school equivalency development or general equivalency diploma. It is called the GED in the majority of the United States, Canada, or internationally. In Bangladesh GED is the alternative for HSC and A-level.
The test is taken on a computer and in person. States and jurisdictions award a Certificate of High School Equivalency or similarly titled credential to persons who meet the passing score requirements.