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Regional Supt. of Schools Provides Take on GED Lowering Minimum Passing Score

According a statement by the Regional Office of Education #3 that effective immediately, the passing score for each GED subject area is now 145, instead of 150, in most states including Illinois. If a student achieves a score of 145 or higher, they have passed that subject area. Julie Wollerman, Superintendent of Schools for Regional Office of Education #3 told Regional Radio News the reason for the lowered GED passing score is unclear, but thinks it could be competition among testing places.

The recent change has resulted in some confusion with printing correct transcripts and diplomas. Wollerman stated that correct documentation reflecting this change won’t be in effect until March. She also mentioned they will print a letter free of charge to anyone who has passed with the new lowered score.


For more information, you can contact your local Regional Office of Education. The Regional Office of Education District #3 includes Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery counties. 

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