New Sample Extended Responses for Classroom Practice

Helping your students get ready for the extended responses on the GED® test? Make sure they get the practice they need with extended response-style questions that are similar to the ones they’ll get on the real test.

Now available! Download these practice extended responses to use in the classroom for both the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Social Studies test subjects:

These samples include five different prompts and source text sets for each test subject that will give students a preview of the type of exercise they’ll complete on the GED® test. They’ll also give you a chance to evaluate the skills they’ll need to demonstrate in order to earn points for their response on test day.

And don’t forget to take a look at the newest versions of the Extended Response Resource Guides for Educators, which feature sample student responses with scoring explanations for new extended response items.

Comments

    1. Yes, they’re available in English. If you click on the name of the document, it will take you to the English version. If you click on the word “Spanish” next to the name of the document, it will take you to the Spanish version. Hope this helps!

    2. I would like to see some exemplary sample responses to the Sample Extended Response Passages for both the RLA an Social Studies Passages provided above. I feel if teachers have some exemplary sample responses they will serve as excellent teaching tools. The responses could also note or highlight the critical aspects of the responses. As in the 5 paragraph essay is set up with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion, a format for the critical response essay would be useful through providing sample responses for the above.

  1. I was very happy to receive the extended response passages and prompts, but I would have also liked to have received an example of the final extended responses which answered the prompts based on the two articles.

    Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hello Stacy – Did you see the new updated Extended Response Resource Guides that were also featured the article? Those include a new sample extended response for RLA and Social Studies with students responses and scoring annotations. Make sure you take a look at those if you haven’t already.

    1. Yes, they’re available in English. If you click on the name of the document, it will take you to the English version. If you click on the word “Spanish” next to the name of the document, it will take you to the Spanish version. Hope this helps!

    1. Yes, they’re available in English. If you click on the name of the document, it will take you to the English version. If you click on the word “Spanish” next to the name of the document, it will take you to the Spanish version. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Alicia – Have you set up your MyGED account at GED.com yet? If not, you should set up your free account. From your MyGED account, you can visit the “Study” section and find an adult education program near you that offers classes to help you get ready!

  2. I am concerned that the samples you are offering are only those in Spanish, especially as it relates to Social Studies. What is being offered to students who have to write the exams in English?

    1. Yes, they’re available in English. If you click on the name of the document, it will take you to the English version. If you click on the word “Spanish” next to the name of the document, it will take you to the Spanish version. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Yes, all of these resources are also available in Spanish. Just click in the parentheses next to each resource, where it says “also in Spanish”.

  3. I need help finding extended writing response samples. I’ve only found 5 on this link http://www.gedtestingservice.com/2014testresources under RLA: extended writing response samples. I’m using these samples to practice passing the extended response on the GED test RLA witch is timed of course, but anyway if anyone could assist in helping me locate some samples online I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  4. The first extended response is an old one. Can we get some new ones?
    I am surprised to see the prompt for the social studies x response since that is now deleted.

    1. Hi Barbara – Please see our website (www.GEDtestingservice.com) for the latest tools and information on the GED test. While we do not always update past In Session blog posts, the website is always up-to-date.

  5. Your website information is out of date. Be sure to check your postings. There is no longer an extended response on the Social Studies GED test, but today’s bulletin (from October 2015) gives tips for the Extended Response.

    1. Hi Lisa – thanks for your comment. This was a blog post from Oct 2015, prior to the change to the Social Studies test which was implemented this year. We don’t typically go back and edit old blog posts.

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  8. Your resources are not “NEW”. The tool to preview test questions is simply repeated questions from the quarter length free practice tests that we already have access to. These resources do very little to actually increase student scores. The actual test is a guessing game. When students master one skill on a practice test, they don’t get that question again. Instead they get more difficult questions so that they fail again, and you make more profit on selling your wares.

    1. Hi Bernadette,

      Thank you for providing your feedback. We are committed to looking for new ways to help students successfully prepare for and pass the GED test subjects. The GED Ready practice tests and the sample extended responses are just two of the many study tools we provide and recommend for students.

  9. I would like to know that when I am giving RLA exam do I have to create a title for the response. Also, how do I hit the tab button to create an appropriate space when starting a new paragraph? I tried it in the practice test but it did not work.

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  15. A student of mine just concluded the RLA test, and she said the extended response was NOT like any of the ones on which we have focused–it was only one article, and the prompt was not (essentially) “choose the better supported side and analyze why.” I didn’t get the chance to quiz her about it in more detail, but it sounded like a VERY different kind of writing task from what the students are led to expect, especially given the sample prompts and source material you have available here. Can you illuminate this at all, please?

    Thank you!

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