How Can a Homeschooled Person Get a Utah High School Diploma: Guide to the T.A.B.E. and the G.E.D. Test


I started investigating this about 3 years ago and I am still learning about it. After conversing with a friend about it, she told me I should share what I have learned with other moms who homeschool their kids. My friend told me more institutions are now requiring an official Utah High School Diploma. I have also heard that employers require it of some, even after a Bachelors Degree is achieved. It seems ridiculous but I think it is true. Some employers, colleges and Universities just want that silly piece of paper that many homeschool moms laugh about. This is not news to me, which is why I have been researching it for 3 years. It is my hope that sharing this helps many homeschool moms and homeschooled kids to get an official Utah High School Diploma.

The Passing of the G.E.D. Test Battery Can Get A Person an Official Utah High School Diploma!*

I hope the abbreviation, “G.E.D.” does not strike fear into your hearts or make you run screaming into the next room, covering your head from desire to avoid it. It may. It may be that you do not believe in tests, or that you have read my previous post about the Fascist, Socialist and Communitarian indoctrination in the G.E.D. test. If the test causes you to feel great worry and fear, I hope that after finishing the reading and printing off onto multiple pages for reference, this post, you will feel much more at ease because of how well you know you have prepared your child-student for all of this. I hope you will feel confident that your child will be able to fake it and pretend he or she has been fully indoctrinated, much like a spy (covert operative) would, knowing the truth and armed with it. I know that if you have been a good homeschool mom and have taught your child-student the truth about things first, then your child-student will not be indoctrinated by the G.E.D. test. This post will help you to know a bit about the test so that you may warn and prepare your child-student for this test and to not become indoctrinated. He or she will indeed have to fake having been indoctrinated—- I can promise you that! I hope you will print out this blog post and use it as a guide in helping you get an official Utah High School Diploma for yourself or your child-student after he or she turns 16!

Here are the basic things your child will need or will need to do in order to take the G.E.D. test at your local school district’s Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) Office. The G.E.D. test is an online test, but a person cannot take the official test from home. The only place that officiates this test in my area is the district’s A.B.E. Office.

Note: I am going to assume that you are homeschooling legally because you filled out the affadavit. If you are not, this process will be different. Check with your school district offices and ask them what to do.

What You Need:*

  1. An official Utah photo I.D. card showing that he or she is 16 years of age (a driver’s license if he or she has one).
  2. An official letter filled out by a professional at your local school district office called, “Adult Education Program and/or GED Testing Application for 16-18 Year-Old Non-Graduates,” which my district has nicknamed “the drop form.”**
  3. The taking of two other tests at the Adult abasic Education Office of your local school district, in order to qualify to take the G.E.D. test in your district. These are: a. The TABE Online Locator test for the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.); b. The passing of a T.A.B.E. 10 Complete Battery (meaning your child-student has achieved at least a 10th grade level education. If your child-student does not qualify for the TABE 10, but only a lower TABE, they will give your child the option of taking a $40 class with the district that will teach your child what he or she needs to know to be able to achieve readiness for the TABE 10 Battery. Your child can still take the TABE 9 Battery.
  4. Completion of the “Utah Futures” Packet, available at the same district Adult Basic Education Office.
  5. For the days of each of the G.E.D. Battery Tests: Photo I.D., approved G.E.D. electronic scientific calculator and (recommended) a healthy snack and water bottle.
  6. Cost of G.E.D. test. 


*Sources: Weber Adult Education Phone Conversation 801-476-3920 and conversation at my school district office.


Here are some things I have learned about the tests from the YouTube videos of official G.E.D. 🎓 High School graduates, from the McGraw Hill T.A.B.E. guide and from the two G.E.D. test guides I have been reading.

The T.A.B.E.’s Online Locator (30 questions in 37 min.):

The TABE Online Locator test will be a summary (shorter) test, quizzing the student on some of the same knowledge that is on the T.A.B.E. 10 Complete Battery. It will determine whether the student knows things that a 10th grade graduate should know. If the student passes the locator test to show they are at the level expected of a student in an accredited school at the beginning of 11th grade, they will then take the T.A.B.E. 10 Complete Battery. When they pass that, they are qualified by the district to take the G.E.D. test.

  • Reading: The student must 10 out of 12 questions correct to take the TABE 10.
  • Math: General Math (8 questions) & Applied Math (8 questions). The student must get 10 out of 16 correct to take the TABE 10.
  • Language: The student must get 10 out of 12 correct to take the TABE 10.

If the student does not get the scores required above, he or she will be given the option of taking a class to prepare him or her for the TABE 10. They can take the test again at the the end of the class. Another option is to continue to teach the child, yourself, from home, then take them back in for the test again later.

T.A.B.E. 10 Complete Battery (3 hrs.):

The student must bring his or her own pencil. (Source: Weber Adult Education)

  • Reading: 50 Reading Comprehension Questions in 50 minutes
  • Math: 2 Math Sections. Math Comprehension: 40 questions in 25 minutes; Math Application: 50 questions in 50 minutes. 
  • Language: 3 Sections. Language Mechanics: 20 questions in 14 minutes; Vocabulary: 20 questions in 15 minutes; Spelling: 20 questions in 14 minutes

Source: Trivium Test Prep T.A.B.E. Book (link below)

TABE Online Workshops

Free Online Tests by Mometrix

Free online T.A.B.E. Study Guide


T.A.B.E. Test Prep including Online Flash Cards

T.A.B.E. 3 Book Test Prep by McGraw Hill including Workbooks and Multiple Practice Tests

T.A.B.E. Test Prep Secrets Book Including Strategies and Practice Tests by Mometrix

T.A.B.E. Practice Test and Strategies by Trivium Test Prep

T.A.B.E. Levels

  • L= Literacy, grades 1-1.9
  • E= Easy, grades 2-3.9
  • M= Medium, Grades 4-5.9
  • D= Difficult, grades 6-8.9
  • A= Advanced, grades 9-12.9

The G.E.D. Complete Battery:

The G.E.D. Complete Battery (taken on a computer) does not need to be taken all at one time, or even on the same day. One could study for and take one test at a time. The Tests are:

G.E.D. Reasoning Through the Language Arts Test (3 sections):

Section 1 (35 min.) and Section 3 (60 min.):

Grammar and Reading Comprehension

75% of these are from non-fiction sources: 

This 75% includes these or pieces similar to these: I.R.S. forms, voter registration forms, job applications, newspapers, magazine articles, workplace memos, workplace instructions, the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, other historical documents, opinion pieces about contemporary or historical civic, socio-economic or socio-political issues (a chance for them to indoctrinate the person), technical manual instructions (such as how to set up, build or use a product), history or science or social studies textbook sections

25% of these are from literature sources:

This 25% may be intermixed with the above, and asks questions about pieces taken from (mainly public domain) novels, plays, poetry, short stories and so forth.

Section 2, Extended Response Essay (45 min.):

In this section, not only does the student prove ability to write an essay correctly, spell correctly and use correct grammar, but the student must also be like the judge in a Speech & Debate Tournament. I have been one of these many times and through it, I have learned how to decide not which student in Lincoln-Douglass Debate is most correct or aligned with my opinions and world-view, but which student has main points that back up his or her assigned position, which best backs up his or her points best during the debate, and which has the best sources, data and facts. This is what the student must do. They must note for which side the best evidence, data and sources is given by the test writers. They must write an essay showing why this point of view is correct. They must do this regardless of their own world-view, knowledge or opinions. They cannot use outside sources, even if memorized. This is the part wherein your student must see himself or herself as a covert operative or spy. He or she must go along with this horrible way of writing an essay which excludes opinion, world-view, research and knowledge in favor of allowing the test-writers to tell them what is truth and what is not from their world-view and opinions.

This test is written to make sure people have been taught social studies concepts which are aligned with Agenda 21. If the student understands the evils of Agenda 21 (which I have blogged about in my Political posts), then the student will know just exactly what they are looking for. They are looking to see that the student has been properly indoctrinated. Whether or not the student believes the Agenda 21 wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing DECEPTION, the student must pretend he or she does for the duration of this essay. I highly recommend first educating your child about how this doctrine is deceptive. Only then will yo feel safe allowing your child to covertly operate on this test in order to deceive the essay readers trained by those serving the evil elite.

Sources: “Cracking the G.E.D. Test 2017 Edition,” by the Princeton Review, 2017, “GED Test for Dummies, 4th Edition,” by Murray Shukyn with Jane Burstein, Learning Made Easy, 2017, My own knowledge of Agenda 21 and the like (see my blog posts on the topic).

What to expect on the G.E.D. Language Test:

  • To do a whole lot of reading
  • To be expected to type a great amount for the 2 essays. (Make sure your child-student is good at keyboarding).
  • To have a great deal of vocabulary understanding and ability to read fast and still have a great reading comprehension level.

Extended response essay covers a controversial civics or political social studies topic. In the essay portion, the student will have to argue for the side that has the most or the best evidence in the test, even if you disagree with it. The student must state in the essay that the other side does not have enough solid facts or only has opinions.

Source: This Youtube video made by a girl who took the test and vlogged about it.


G.E.D. Mathematical Reasoning Test (2 Sections, 115 min.):

Part 1, General Math, no calculator allowed (5 questions)

Part 2, Problems Common in many Workplaces, calculator allowed (41 questions)

Many questions will be word problems with multiple choice answers, but they will be in multiple other formats as well, including fill in the blank, drag and drop (it is on computer), hot spot and drop-down menu. About 1/2 of the questions will be based upon data, diagrams or charts presented on the test. Education 2030 Incheon (Korea) Declaration (2015) and Goals includes a demand for researchers to go find data which will back up Agenda 21 goals. For the data to have the desired affect on people, people must rely on the data put before them to determine what is true. The G.E.D. and Common Core in the schools must be assured that High School Graduates do not to question data, diagrams or charts, but accept them as truth. Please, before you prepare your beloved offspring for this type of test-taking, teach them how to question EVERYTHING, spot deception, do their own research and ask GOD for wisdom about what is TRUTH. After you have done this, teach them about the deceptions on the test. Teach them that accepting data, diagrams and charts as truth is not wise because of the evil people in the world who wish to deceive all people.

Sources: “Cracking the G.E.D. Test 2017 Edition,” by the Princeton Review, 2017, “GED Test for Dummies, 4th Edition,” by Murray Shukyn with Jane Burstein, Learning Made Easy, 2017, My own knowledge of Agenda 21 and the like (see my blog posts on the topic)

Details about what will be included in the G.E.D. Math Test:

  • general math: addition, subtraction, number sense, figuring percentages, decimals, multiplication, division, fractions, order of operations and so forth (very small part of the test)
  • Pre-Algebra
  • linear slopes with x and y
  • plotting x and y on graph
  • linear equations with x and y
  • linear fractions with x and y
  • graph 6 different points on a coordinate plane. x is always first. (x,y). Left or right first, up or down 2nd.
  • perimeter of a complex shape (divide it into a number of basic shapes, like a series of separate rectangles. Figure it out that way)
  • area rectangle, cyllindar, circle, etc.
  • A= (Pi) times (Radius squared) and opposite (Here is the area. What is it in the Pi R squared formula?
  • Story Problems. Do not get hung up on what is possible or not. Do not try to figure out how it is logiclaly possible. Just do the mathe they want you to do.
  • Problems making the student figure out interest in a bank account or on a debt with amount deposited each time and the interest rate, given. I= PRT, Interest equals principle tmes rate times time. Turn rate given (3.5%) into a decimal (0.035) before multiplying. End answer is in years. If you are given months, figure out how much time it would be in years.
  • Problems like: $68.50 was original price. You paid $18. How much of a discount did you get on the item when you bought it? You need to know how much of a percentage $18 of $68.50 is. Formula is “No over O,” N-0/0, N is New Price. O is Original Price. 
  • -.41 would mean you got 41% off.
  • Slope intercept form y=mx+b. m is the slope. b is the y-intercept. m= rise over run (rose/run)

Source: MathTalk YouTube Videos about the G.E.D. Math Test, starting with this one (part 1)

G.E.D. Social Studies Test (about 35 questions in 70 min.):

Again the questions will be multiple-choice, hot-spot, drag and drop and fill-in the blank. These are approximate break-downs:

  • Government and Civics (truths mixed with lies), 50%. (They will refer to our United States of America as a DEMOCRACY, guaranteed. Our government was set up by our founding fathers as a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. Make sure your child knows the truth and is aware that the constant use of the word “democracy” by the writers of the test is done in order to deceive.
  • U.S. History (from the perspective of Fascists, Communitarianists and Communists who hate our country, Liberty and the U.S. Contitution), 20%
  • Economics (from the perspective of those who love the idea of a fascist, communitarian and communist world government), 15%
  • World Geography (from the perpective of those who hate sovereignty and the idea of American greatness, who love Agenda 21 and the idea of a world government), 15%

Sources: “Cracking the G.E.D. Test 2017 Edition,” by the Princeton Review, 2017, “GED Test for Dummies, 4th Edition,” by Murray Shukyn with Jane Burstein, Learning Made Easy, 2017, My own knowledge of Agenda 21 and the like (see my blog posts on the topic).

What to expect on the G.E.D. Social Studies Test:

  • Example from the Economics section of an actual test: Answer questions from a graph about Importing & Exporting through Canada
  • Requires reading of large amounts of text to find the information needed to answer a series of questions about its content
  • Requires the reading and interpretation of really strange types of graphs which the student may never have seen before
  • Questions are worded in a tricky way to confuse and trick the student
  • Essay topics on an actual test: Chart showing that men get paid more than women, freedom of speech issues with the flag burning, when blacks got their rights for the first time
  • no extended response essay (there used to be)

Source: This Youtube video made by a girl who took the test and vlogged about it.

G.E.D. Science Test (about 34 questions in 90 min.):

The test will include short passages and graphs and charts. Tricky wording such as “Which one of these is not false?” (meaning ‘which one is true?’) is employed on this science test, so prepare your child-student for this. The type of questions will again be multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drop-down choices, drag-and-drop, hot-spot (labeling) and 2 short answer essays. Please know your science vocabulary words. Although almost all of the questions haveThe main themes are Human Health and Living Systems, and Energy and realated systems. 3 topics included are:

  • Physical Science & Chemistry, 40%: conservation, transformation, flow of energy, work, sound, light, heat, motion, forces, chemical properties and reactions in living systems. 
  • Life Science, 40%: human biology and health, animal and plant biology, ecosystems, organisms, molecular biology, DNA, and evolution. Examples: label the parts of a flower 🌺, interpret a graph about DNA mutation (for evolution indoctrination).
  • Earth and Space Science, 20%: basic eath and space science, astronomy, environmentalism (global warming and climate change science to indoctrination). Example: Answer questions about the affect of ants 🐜 on rainforests based on data presented.

Sources: “Cracking the G.E.D. Test 2017 Edition,” by the Princeton Review, 2017, “GED Test for Dummies, 4th Edition,” by Murray Shukyn with Jane Burstein, Learning Made Easy, 2017, My own knowledge of Agenda 21 and the like (see my blog posts on the topic),  and This Youtube video made by a girl who took the test and vlogged about it.

G.E.D. Test Guides for Homeschool moms to use in preparing their child-students for the GED test

G.E.D. Test Guides for Homeschool moms to use in preparing their child-students for the GED test

Related Posts:

Socialist Indoctrination in G.E.D. Test Prep Book by the Princeton Review

Get Up to 10 College Credits for Scoring High on the Post-2016 G.E.D. Test!


How at Weber State University, via CLEP and DSST tests, Homeschoolers Can Do the Equivalent of Early College/ Concurrent Enrollment


Agenda 21 and ICLEI: A Crash Course

Education 2030 Incheon Declaration

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Fascist and Communitarianist Indoctrination In the 2017 Princeton Review G.E.D. Test Prep Book

Why would Princeton Review’s 2017 GED test book contain Fascist and Communitarianist Indoctrination in its sample questions for reading comprehension? It is because they are trying to prepare the student for the actual test, which has this kind of thing in it.

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What We Did in Homeschool Today

  1. LDS Seminary

  2. We watched a lecture on the Great Courses World History Number II DVD by Linwood Thompson, “The Renaissance” and “Ancient Sub-Saharan Africa” (older kids and I)

  3. Some kids watched Meet the Sight Words I (the youngest kids)

  4. The kids watched Bill Nye the Science Guy DVD’s while I tried to find the Typing Instructor CD rom to reinstall it on the computer. Since I could not find it, I cleaned and reorganized all of the CD’s at the computer desk. Then I ordered four 12-disc DVD holder cases to make things more organized.

  5. I spent 3 hours using chat online tech support from Rosetta Stone to get our Spanish curricula installed and running.  had the kids read while I did this, after Bill Nye.

  6. I breastfed a lot. I watched the lessons, listened to and helped my child pronounce the spanish words on Rosetta Stone.

  7.  I cut out pieces of an illustrated Kindergarten Common Core CCSS guide, organized them into what I think isa more logical order and organization, and pasted the pieces on pages. Then I used Roman Numerals to create order. This is to be used to label the things I create for my kids not using Common Core CCSS, for teachers in public schools who could possibly buy what I have created from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Labeling the things I create with CCSS standards will help the items sell faster because they will come up in more searches.

  8. Volleyball for one child, shopping and Boy Scouts for another.

Changes in Common Core October 3, 2016

The Math Common Core has been updated.

Math changes

Common Core: Key Shifts in Mathematics
How to Teach Common Core and Involve Feelings, by U.C. Berkley
In case you are curious, here are some of the other subjects’ standards. The evil elite of the nation have separated them to different places so that you cannot easily find them. I will try to help.

English Language Arts

Common Core: Key Shifts in Language Arts
These rolled out last year. Here are the science standards.

Next Generation Science Standards
As for Social Studies common core, it is written into the language arts core. This page is interesting (especially the comments).

The Arts Have National Standards, too.

National Arts Standards
Note that these are called “Sexuality” Standards, not “Sex Education” Standards. That is because they are not about health and Human Biology. They are about feelings, choice, behavior, equality and respecting the choices and feelings of others.

Common Core Sexuality Standards
National Health Education Standards
This is where the standards are headed (the future if all the standards). 

International Educational Standards
International Baccalaureate Program (The Middle Years Program)

The New Preschool System is Crushing Kids and Making Them Hate Learning

This is a wonderful blog post. Make sure to read about the controlled scientific study at the end of the post.

“A more intense focus on academics at an early age, repetitive teaching methods, and subjugation of children to the same insipid tasks year after year is killing their enthusiasm for learning….”

to contitue, click here:

http://freedomnotebook.co/2016/04/28/the-new-preschool-system-is-crushing-kids-and-making-them-hate-learning/

ESEA (ESSA) Bi-Partisan Re-Write Agreement is NOT What the Summary Will Tell You It Is

U.S. Senators:
December 2, please vote against the ESEA re-write which will have been created BEHIND CLOSED DOORS (not open to the public or to you). Let me explain why I am against it. There are a few reasons.
Although nobody can read it yet, I know which bills (ideas) are merging, so these are what I think will be happening in the bill:

1. It will solidify the College and Career Readiness Standards agreed upon by many states (which is the Common Core and anything named by any name which is actually based upon the Common Core) as something more accepted as “Constitutional” even though Education, according to Constitutional Ammendment X, is reserved for the individual states to be in charge of–Education should NOT be under Federal, but under State jurisdiction.

2. It will solidify Data Mining as normal and no big deal in yet another bill. HIPPA privacy laws are already “out the window” because the state (and therefore Federal) government and anyone who needs to use the data (private companies, etc.) can access and share any collected data without parental consent. Data will be collected about students It does the same with testing.

3. It will make Pre-School a program paid for by the Federal Government and we will be taxed for it. This will likely push kindergarten into compulsory status AND it will make it so kids will have data collected on them when they are only 4 or 5 years old.

4. There is no time for Senate and House to actually read the bill, let alone time for the general public to read it. This should not be written in secret and brought out right before the vote with a biased “summary” being presented. Please, do not trust the biased summary. I know you can close yourself in your office and read this bill all the way through. Please do so! If you don’t have time, then please vote against it simply on the grounds that you were not given enough time to read it before the vote.

5. My final reason: I do not want Karl-Marx-based Government here in the United States of America. Russia, China and other communist countries are NOT good models for us, whether Harvard and Stanford Socialist propoganda say so or not. I want kids to get the chance to live their dreams.

This is what I mean by that: 

Say the Federal Government decides 50% of the kids need to work in automated jobs, 10% need to be in the medical field, 10% need to be in STEM jobs, 2% need to be teachers, and so on and so forth. Then they get data on each child. This child “J” has the dream to be an inventor, but her test scores, psychological profiling, medical history and so forth, show that it would be best for the community, for her to work in the fast-food industry as cashier or a cook. Millions of kids like this child “J” will be told they cannot live their dreams. In fact, no kids will be able to live a dream they would come up with on their own. Their “dreams” will be to work in the careers the Federal Government wants them to work in. 
My dad told me years ago that this was what was sad about watching the Olympics in the 80s. He said, in Russia, China and other Karl-Marx-government-based countries ike them, these cute little girls and these young men were told when they were 5, that they were chosen to server their country as gymnasts–and they did not get to choose that path. He said, “look, these U.S. girls and boys got to choose that they wanted to do gymnastics. They do it because they want to, because they love it!”

This is the reason for my “inflammatory” words: I do NOT want ANY U.S. gymnast to be a U.S. Gymnast because he or she was “chosen to serve” their country in this way. I want U.S. Gymnasts who are there because it is their love, their dream, their passion!

Sincerely, Lisa Christensen Jackson

Also read this related blog post: States Rights and The Common Core (or the ESEA re-write that buts the U.S. Federal Government in charge of Education)

Utah Pre-Common Core Standards for Education

     Common Core Standards are what you will find right now on the USOE (Utah State Office of Education) web site. This is great if you wish to know what your child is expected to learn, or what children of our communities are expected to learn.


     However, I find it very unfair that the USOE will not keep published, the former UTAH standards (the ones that existed before Common Core came to be. This makes it so that very few have the privilege of comparing the standards side by side.


Have no fear and fret not. I have most of the pre-Common Core k-6 standards and I can E-mail them to you. They cannot be published orused for commercial gain as they are copyrighted. They can be E-mailed, thoug. This may make me one of the biggest threats to the Common Core movement, although I am just one person in a sea of hardworking anti-Common core folk. I am just saying, my simple ability and willingness to send you pre-common core Utah standards to anyone, helps me to fuel this movement, because it gives each teacher, mom, dad, student, grandparent and community member the ability to compare the standards objectively.


     This is like the power of the Gütenberg press. Gütenberg helped people to have access to the Bible. They no longer had to depend upon the preachers and religious leaders of churches to tell them what the Bible said. They could see for themselves! I am offering you this same power!


     Just like you can have your very own Bible and read it yourself to see what it says, you can have both sets of standards, side by side, to compare them yourself. You do not have to rely on the opinions and beliefs of others, such as “These new standards are more rigorous,” or, “These standards are better.” Form your OWN opinion! See things with your own eyes!


Make a comment with your E-mail address or E-mail me at lisa jackson dot biz at g mail dot com and I will send you the standards. I have most of k-6 and some of 7-12, pre-common core Utah Standards and Objectives.


     You are probably wondering how I have these. I will tell you. I am the daughter of school teachers. I was raised believeing that the Utah Standards and Objectives were very important, because of who my parents were. Before my oldest child went to kindergarten, I wanted to have the kindergartne standards so that I would be able to give her a good pre-school education. I found them on the USOE web site and downloaded them. I printed them out. I used it as a checklist for my daughter.


I continued to do this every year, and eventually decided to download all of it, just so I would not have to keep going to the web site. I also started re-designing them in In-Design because I am a graphic designer and wanted them to be visually easier to understand and read.


     Because of this, I am now writing math standards. I started with the Utah pre-common core math standards, but have moved things around grade levels, changed things, added in some Piaget, Vygotsky, Montessori and Constance Kamii ideas and standards. I hav also added in things from what I have seen as my childrens’ abilities at each age, things I think are important for them to learn at each level, things I learned at each age (80’s and 90’s standards) and things I have seen in different books. Now what I have is far from the original Utah Standards. I will eventually publish it. I am so excited! I have even changed the arrangement to be more conducive to homeschooling. It is so exciting!