Listed here are all GED® prep locations and testing sites in the Alameda area.
California is using several options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC.
All options measure knowledge and skills at a level that compares to that of a graduating high school student.
HSE testing offers persons who never graduated from high school another shot at earning an equivalent diploma.
The TASC and HiSET are offered both on a computer and on paper whereas the GED test is fully computer-based.
The GED exam has four separate subject tests (modules) in the academic fields of literacy, math, science, and social studies.
At the GED, you can sit for one test when you’re sufficiently prepared and your scores count for two years from the first registration.
The HiSET and TASC include five tests (Literacy has individual writing and reading tests) that can’t be done separately.
Alameda HSE prep sites
Alameda Adult School (relocated to 401 Pacific Ave.) *)
Old address: 1900 Third St – Alameda – CA 94501 – Ph: (510) 522-3858
*) Alameda Adult School has a new location:
401 Pacific Ave – Alameda – CA 94501 – Ph: (510) 522-3858. The adult school’s entrance is at the rear, the front entrance is for Academy Middle School. Alameda Adult School is now also a state-approved HSE test site.
Alameda Free Library (Adult Literacy Program)
2203 Central Ave – Alameda – CA 94501 – Ph: (510) 865-2454
The Salvation Army
1918 Park St – Alameda – CA 94501 – Ph: (510) 769-7401
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Locations around Alameda (cities in alphabetic order)
Oakland Adult & Career Education (Oakland USD)
2607 Myrtle St – Oakland – CA 94607 – Ph: (510) 879-3036
You can find all Oakland prep sites here
San Francisco USD HSE Classes
555 Franklin St – San Francisco – CA 94102 – Ph: (415) 241-6000
Check all San Francisco options in this post
San Leandro Adult Education
2255 Bancroft Ave – San Leandro – CA 94577 – Ph: (510) 667-6287
San Leandro Adult Education
1448 Williams St – San Leandro – CA 94577 – Ph: (510) 667-6287
San Lorenzo Adult Education
820 Bockman Rd – San Lorenzo – CA 94580 – Ph: (510) 317-4200
Job Corps Treasure Island
351 Avenue H (Bldg 442) – Treasure Island – San Francisco – CA 94130, Ph: (415) 277-2400
Alameda region testing centers
Alameda Adult School HiSET testing
401 Pacific Ave – Alameda – CA 94501 – Ph: (510) 522-3858
Dewey High School HSE testing
1111 2nd Ave – Oakland – CA 94606 – Ph: (510) 879-8131
GED passing score
The GED passing score is 145 on a scale that runs from 100 to 200. The HiSET and TASC are scored differently. All three alternatives need to be done at certified testing centers, there is NO online testing option. Check also this website’s free practice tests for your GED exam. Not all testing centers offer all three options, so please check with a testing facility near you which HSE test(s) they administer.
Who can sit for the GED test?
The new computer-based GED (General Education Development) program is developed to assist adults without a high school diploma in getting a comparable diploma. The certificate that you are given after completing the California GED exam is nationwide accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma by government agencies, employers, and universities. To see whether you are eligible for the HSE exam, go to HSE Testing in California.
The 4 GED tests
To earn a GED certificate, candidates must pass four separate tests covering math, science, literacy (reading and writing), and social studies. The score necessary to pass was 150 points for each subject, but this was brought down to 145, so you must score a total of 580 or more.
The passing score does not reflect a minimum level of academic achievement. In fact, the passing standard is now set so that 40 percent of all high-school graduates would fail the GED test on the first try. The GED assessment system designed to measure whether a student has mastered a level of knowledge comparable to that of high-school graduates.
About once every ten years, the GED is brought up to speed with technological developments and the changing requirements of industries and institutions of higher education. However, the latest upgrade to the test is the most extensive in its 70-year history. The trick is to study hard in all the 4 subject areas the test covers and be prepared because you will no longer be able to make educated guesses.
Sign up for one of the above-listed prep facilities, and your community library or bookstore can also provide a lot of study material. The GED exam is not offered over the internet, but online preparation is a great way to get all set fast.