GED Classes Bakersfield, California

This is an overview of GED® prep facilities and testing locations in the Bakersfield, California, region.

At these prep facilities, you can find support to become properly prepared to successfully sit for the four tests of the GED® exam. Information about the lower GED passing score can be found in this GED News article (the required score went down in early 2016 from 150 to 145).

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The state of California welcomed the new GED (General Education Development) exam for persons who never finished high school and offers them a second chance to obtain a similar diploma. On top of the new GED exam offers California as well two alternative assessment programs to test high school equivalency, the TASC and the HiSET. To see if you qualify, visit GED in California.

The five TASC-HiSET subtests

The TASC and HiSET exams are available in both paper and computer formats and are cheaper than the GED, and come with five tests as they have two literacy tests, one on writing, and one on reading. Ask your closest test center which exam they administer, as they are free to choose which program(s) they use.

GED Requirements in California

Bakersfield GED prep sites

Bakersfield Ad. School
501 S Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-835-1855

Kern Ad. Literacy Council
331 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Phone 661-324-3213

Santa Barbara Business College 
5300 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Phone 866-749-7222

Greenfield Union School District
1624 Fairview Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-837-6000

Cal-Learn HSE Program
2707 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Phone 661-324-0294

The Mission at Kern County
816 East 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Phone: 661-325-0863

Re-Entry Education Attainment Program (Kern HS District)
Career Resource Department, 2727 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Ph: 661-322-7492

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Locations around Bakersfield (cities by alphabet)

Arvin Learning Center (Farmworker Institute of Education & Leadership Development)
141 North A St, Arvin, CA 93203, Phone 661-854-0367

Delano Ad. School
1811 Princeton St, Delano, CA 93215, Phone 661-725-4000

Cerro Coso Community College – Kern River Valley Campus
5520 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240, Phone 760-379-5501

Lamont Elementary School District Migrant Education Program
7915 Burgundy Ave, Lamont, CA 93241, Phone: 661-845-0751

Palmdale Job Corps
1420 W Avenue I – Lancaster – California 93534, Phone 661.951.9972
Want to see all Lancaster area HSE courses? Visit: Lancaster GED-TASC-HiSET Courses

McFarland Adult Education (San Joaquin High)
599 Fifth St, McFarland, CA 93250, Phone: 661-792-6312

Literacy Council – Indian Wells Valley
1260 Sage Crt, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-446-5227

Cerro Coso Community College (Learning Assistance Center)
3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-384-6380
Cerro Rosso offers HSE prep classes in Ridgecrest, Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes

Sierra Sands Adult School (High School Diploma Program)
348 Rowe St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-499-1725
SSAS graduates receive a high school diploma, not a GED

Coll. of the Canyons Adult Education (Valencia Campus)
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355, Ph 661 – 362 – 3300
For all Santa Clarita prep courses visit: Santa Clarita GED Programs

John Muir Charter School (Shafter Learning Center)
341 State Ave, Shafter, CA 93263, Phone 661-746-5160 (alternative HS track)

Taft College HSE Classes
29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA 93268, Phone 661-763-7854

FIELD (Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development)
410 West J Street, Ste A, Tehachapi, CA 93561, Phone 661-822-4381

Tehachapi Adult Education
126 South Snyder Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1513, Phone 661- 822-2112

California Correctional Institution (Tehachapi Mountain Adult School) *)
24900 California 202, Tehachapi, CA 93561, Phone 661-822-4402
Not available to the public

Proteus Inc HSE Program
224 NW Third Ave, Visalia, California 93291, Ph: 559 . 627 . 0100
For all Visalia area options, click here

Wasco Union High School District
2100 Seventh St, Wasco, CA 93280, Phone 661-758-8447

Independence High School HSE Program
1445 Poso Dr, Wasco, CA 93280, Phone: 661-758-7450

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Bakersfield area GED testing sites

Bakersfield Adult School
501 S Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-835-1855

College Assessment Center
1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Phone 661-395-4468

Delano Adult School
1811 Princeton Street, Delano, CA 93215, Phone 661-725-4000

Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-384-6209

Tehachapi Adult Education
126 South Snyder Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1513, Phone  661-822-2169

CDCR-CA Correctional Institution Tehachapi
24900 California 202, Tehachapi, CA 93581, Phone 661-822-4402

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Computer-based GED testing

The GED exam has four separate tests that cover the subject fields of Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The GED is exclusively offered on a computer whereas the HiSET and TASC can be taken both on paper and on a computer, though not at every testing site so get informed! Benefit also from these practice tests for your GED exam.

The HSE goal

The aim of the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam is to assess whether you have mastered common knowledge and skills that you’d usually get during the 4 years of the high school training. You are not expected to remember all those definitions, facts or details but instead, you should demonstrate the ability to think rationally about different issues.

You must have a minimum of a 9th-grade reading level. In other words, you should have the ability to read and understand newspaper columns, forms, and letters as well as have a good mastery of addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.

Learn to prepare well

Passing the GED test is not so difficult when you develop strong reading and thinking skills. Prepare yourself early and you’ll have an easy time during the D-Day. Listed above is a list of GED classes in and around your community which you should check out. There have been many changes to the GED test and the latest changes were massive and became effective January 2014. The newest adjustment aligned the test with Common Core Standards. Use also this website’s GED video program to get ahead fast.

What are Common Core Standards?

As the name suggests, they are a set of standards that clearly state what each student should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. They are implemented in all states across the country and give students, parents, and teachers a common goal to which they strive to achieve.

*) Tehachapi Mountain Adult School

California Correctional Institution’s Tehachapi Mountain Adult School offers a HSE program to enable inmates to acquire and develop skills that will be very useful once they return to the outside world. The school’s programs also include schooling in professional skills such as auto body repair, construction, building maintenance, and office services. The school works hard on job building skills because they don’t want the inmates to come back to prison. The skills gained here allow inmates to become members of their communities and better family members.

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