This page contains an overview of all GED prep facilities and testing centers in the Concord region. California uses two options for High School Equivalency testing, the HISET and GED exams.
The exams give people who never graduated from high school one more shot at securing an equivalent degree.
The HiSET® and GED® tests can be taken online or at an official California test center. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Both tests assess knowledge at a level similar to what may be expected of graduating high school students.
The HiSET exam is offered in both a paper and computer-based version, while the GED is entirely computerized.
The GED test contains four separate subject tests, or modules, in these subject fields: literacy, math, science, and social studies.
The HiSET exam contains separate reading and writing subtests, so five in total.
Both the GED and HiSET exams are modular, meaning that you have the freedom to sit for each subtest separately.
Concord GED Prep Sites
Mount Diablo Adult Education (Loma Vista Adult Center)
1266 San Carlos Avenue | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340 ext. 6745
Concord Career Center (Referral)
4071 Port Chicago Highway | Ste 250 | Concord | CA 94520 | Phone: 925.671.4500
Locations Around Concord (Cities In Alphabetic Order)
Delta Education Center
275 West Tregallas Road | Antioch | CA 94509 | Phone: 925.757.1310
For all options, check out our Antioch area GED prep sites page
Benicia Adult Education
350 East K Street | Benicia | CA 94510 | Phone: 707.751.2337
Classes provided by Solano Adult Education
150 East L Street | Benicia | CA 94510 | Phone: 707.746.4341/4343
Marsh Creek Detention Center
12000 Marsh Creek Rd | Clayton | CA 94517 | Phone: 925.646.5717
Not publicly available
Martinez Adult Basic Education
600 F St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.228.3267 or 925.335.5890 ext. 3994
Martinez Detention Center
1000 Ward St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.335.4669
This program has no availability to the public
Pittsburg Adult Education Center
1151 Stoneman Ave | Pittsburg | CA 94565 | Phone: 925.473.4460 or 925.473.2400
Pleasant Hill Education Center
1 Santa Barbara Rd | Pleasant Hill | CA 94523 | Phone: 925.937.1530
Vallejo Regional Education
436 Del Sur St | Vallejo | CA 94591 | Phone: 707.556.8850
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Acalanes Adult Basic Education
1963 Tice Valley Blvd | Walnut Creek | CA 94595 | Phone: 925.280.3980 (ext. 8001)
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Concord Area GED Testing Sites
From Concord, Cities in Alphabetical Order
Mount Diablo Adult Education-GED and HiSET
1266 San Carlos Ave | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340
Prospects High School-GED
820 W 2nd St | Antioch | CA 94509 | Phone: 925.779.7490
Martinez Test Center-HiSET
600 F St | Room 1 | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.335.5890
Contra Costa County Office of Education-GED and HiSET
77 Santa Barbara Rd | Pleasant Hill | CA 94523 | Phone: 925-942-5306 (GED), (925) 942-3368 (HiSET)
Regional Education Ctr-HiSET
436 Del Sur St | Vallejo | CA 94591 | Phone: 707-556-8850
Online GED And HiSET Testing
The health crisis moved GED and HiSET testing rapidly into an online proctored testing option. To qualify for taking the GED test online, candidates must score in the “green zone” on the official GED Ready® practice test. Check ‘The Online GED Test’ for more information on the online GED test.
If you want to read more about the “HiSET-At-Home” online option, check out this post: ‘Online HiSET Testing Introduced.’
The GED Exam
The GED test is developed for adults who did not finish high school, and passing the exam will result in the equivalent of a high school degree. The former GED exam version was revamped slightly at the beginning of the century to get in line with standards for career and college readiness, and the exam was already more demanding, particularly in the subject field of mathematics.
GED Passing Score
The entire GED exam must be completed ‘digitally’ (on a computer, also writing essays), and scoring is as follows: you must at least have 145 points on each of the four subject areas. Scoring occurs on a 100-200 scale. There are four subtests; averaging is not possible, so your overall score must be at least 580.
Scores in the 145-164 range indicate high school equivalency; 165-174 scores indicate college readiness; 175-200 scores will additionally result in up to ten college credits, depending on the subject and the school.
The HiSET exam is scored on a 0-20 scale, and the passing score on each subtest is 8. Your overall score must be in the 45-100 range, and your essay must have at least a score of 2 out of 6.
To take the GED exam, students must have developed keyboarding skills and need to have more knowledge in mathematics. The entire test has become more difficult to become in line with Common Core standards. On the other hand, there’s almost no job anymore out there that doesn’t require basic knowledge of computers and keyboarding skills.