During 2017, the number of testers in Corrections facilities grew nationally. Here’s a look at the numbers:

2017 Corrections test takers: 59,776, this is an increase from 48,164 in 2016 (an increase of 24% from the prior year)

2017 Corrections pass rate: 78%

Top ten jurisdictions meeting or exceeding the national pass rate of 78%:

Hawaii 95%

Illinois 93%

South Carolina 90%

South Dakota 90%

Minnesota 89%

Colorado 88%

Oregon 87%

Nebraska 87%

North Dakota 87%

Alaska 87%

Congratulations to the educators and staff who have worked so hard to help Corrections students achieve success, and congrats to the top 10 states with outstanding pass rates!

Through the end of the year we will be sharing more information and news about Corrections testing as part of a larger campaign to bring visibility to the great outcomes related to the GED credential–both inside and beyond Corrections.

We encourage you to continue to share your stories with us and explore the GED.com webpage dedicated to GED Corrections test preparation and administration.

*Article was updated on 10/17/18 to clarify that only the number of Corrections testers increased in 2017.