Damien Hollon achieved a perfect score of 4,000 on the GED® test. His was one of just two perfect scores among the 21,237 GED tests given in Virginia in 2011. By passing the test, Hollon earned his GED certificate, which is equivalent to a high school diploma.
Now 24, Hollon dropped out during his junior year of high school when he was 16. He decided to earn his GED for three reasons: to get a better job, to provide for his family and “to honor the memory of my mother who always nudged me in that direction.” He took the GED test through the Adult Continuing Education Office of Chesterfield County Public Schools.
The GED test has five content areas (reading, writing, social studies, science and mathematics). The minimum passing score is an average of 450 or higher on each subject test (a total standard score of 2,250 or higher). In addition, test takers must score at least 410 in each subject.