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Reasoning through language arts (RLA)-GED subject test

What’s on the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) test?
  • 150 minutes
  • Includes multiple choice, short answer, drop-down, and a variety of technology-enhanced items
  • Includes one 45-minute extended response (essay)
  • Includes a 10-minute break
  • Featured text on test is 75% informational, 25% literature
  • Text ranges in complexity, including texts at the career- and college-readiness level
  • Text ranges from 400 to 900 words long
  • Text vocabulary focuses on words that appear frequently in a wide variety of disciplines
  • Measures the student’s:
    •  Ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written English
    •  Ability to understand, interpret, and answer questions based on text
    • Ability to use evidence to support an argument
    • Understanding of basic English skills at a level needed to succeed in college or a job
All information sourced from GED for Educators Resource Book.