Reasoning Through Language Arts


Official information regarding the Reasoning Through Language Arts test is at

The Reasoning Through Language Arts test runs 150 minutes and is given as follows:
Section I
• 35 minutes
• content: reading and language
Section II
• 45 minutes
• content: extended response (essay)
• “scratch paper” in the form of a marker with a wipe-off board provided

• 10 minutes
Section III
• 60 minutes
• content: reading and language

A passing score is 145 (out of 200).

A passage is several paragraphs of reading material.  Not surprisingly, the Reasoning Through Language Arts test places a lot of emphasis on comprehension of reading passages.  Your ability to understand what you have been given to read is more important for answering questions than tapping into an encyclopedic memory.

Some questions unrelated to reading passages are set aside for testing language proficiency, including grammar.

Reasoning Through Language Arts also tests for the ability to integrate reading and writing by way of a 45-minute Extended Response.


study guide – english
study guide – spanish
sample test
GED Ready
Facts and Figures
• See Study Materials for more.

• Three Key Questions
• Main Idea
• Detail
• Inference
• Context
• How to Follow a Reading Passage
• Reading Passage Practice – Stolen and Lost Wireless Devices
• Reading Passage Practice – Great Expectations
• Reading Passage Practice – Elder Abuse

• Sentence Structure
• Capitalization
• Punctuation
• Subject-Verb Agreement
• Verb-Verb Agreement
• Pronouns
• Dangling Modifiers
• Confusing Words

Extended Response
• Extended Response: Example

Reasoning Through Language Arts Practice Tests
RLA Sample Test: GED Testing Service
• RLA Practice Test: – Questions
• RLA Practice Test: – Answers

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