Institutional Programs

Day Reporting Program

The Day Reporting Program is a GED Preparation program designed to assist eligible students to successfully complete the General Educational Development (GED) program.  It is provided by the Kennewick School District for older youth (17-18-19 years of age) whose history is indicative of an inability to return successfully to a regular or alternative school program.  Students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce or eliminate their need for remedial or developmental classes when they continue their pursuit of education and employment, aiding their transition into continuing education programs such Columbia Basin College, the military, trade schools/apprentice programs, and WorkSource.

Classes are held in the visitation area of the Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Detention Center, 5606 W. Canal Dr., Kennewick, Washington.

GED Test Information

  • The GED Test is now only taken online.  There is no longer a paper/pencil version of the test.
  • The GED Test is actually comprised of 4 subject test modules:
  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • To obtain the GED Credential, a total minimum score of 600 points must be obtained, with a minimum scored of 150 points received in each of the 4 subject test modules.  Any subject test with a score below 150 must be retaken.
  • Each subject test module may be retaken twice without additional charge.
  • For more complete and up-to-date information on the GED view the links below.

Steps to complete toward taking the GED

  • Go to and create your own personal account.  This will be your MyGED account.  Be sure to provide accurate information and complete/update your profile.
  • Preparation for the tests are vital to facilitating success.  Explore and take the GED Ready test.  It is the official practice test from the publishers of the GED tests are used to determine the student’s path of study.  Practice may be needed in one or more areas tested; the focus of study is determined by scores on the GED Ready test.
  • View the GED Request for Approval to Test Form below.  Print out the two-page form, fill it out, and get the necessary signatures.  Parent/guardian signatures are required if the student is under 18 years of age.  The Principal of the student’s last school attended must also sign the age waiver if the student in under 19 years of age.  Students taking the GED must be at least 16 years of age.  However, school principals usually won’t sign the G.E.D. Request for Approval to Test form unless the student is 17 years of age or older.
  • The fee for taking the GED is $120.00 ($30.00 per subject test module).  Financial aid is sometimes available.
  • The test fee, a state-issued I.D., and the signed GED Request for Approval to Test form are required in order to attend GED orientation.