In 2014, the GED 21st Century initiative changed the GED test. The new assessment measures high school equivalency and, in
addition, career and college readiness through a new endorsement. The new test is delivered in a computer-based format only. The four tests measures the skills considered to be the major outcomes of a high school education. The tests
focus on the major use of skills and concepts rather than upon recall of specific facts. The questions focus on the general
abilities to analyze, evaluate, and draw conclusions. The subject areas are: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. To qualify for a Virginia GED Certificate, the following scores and performances must be met:
• 145-164: Pass/High School Equivalency
• 165-174: Pass/College Ready
• 175-200: Pass/College Ready + Credit
Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP)
The Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative to provide an opportunity for students ages 16-17 to work toward a General Education Development (GED®) Certificate and a vocational or career skill without dropping out of school. Students must be referred and must qualify to be admitted to this program. ISAEP will only be considered for students after all measures to maintain students in a diploma program have been exhausted. For more
information on the referral process, contact your student’s school guidance counselor.