This page contains an overview of all GED® prep facilities and testing centers in the Concord region.
California uses various options for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing, the HISET, TASC, and GED.
The CA HSE test gives people who never graduated from high school one more shot at securing an equivalent degree.
All three HSE tests assess knowledge at a level similar to what may be expected of graduating high school students.
The TASC and HiSET exams are 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 GED is modular meaning that you have the freedom to sit for each subtest separately yet within a 2-year period.
HiSET and TASC include five tests (separate writing and reading tests) that are not available separately.
Concord HSE prep sites
Mount Diablo Adult Education (Loma Vista Adult Center)
1266 San Carlos Avenue | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340 (ext. 272)
Concord Career Center
4071 Port Chicago Highway | Ste 250 | Concord | CA 94520 | Phone: 925.671.4500
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Locations around Concord (cities in alphabetic order)
Benicia Adult Education
350 East K Street | Benicia | CA 94510 | Phone: 707.745.1882
150 East L Street | Benicia | CA 94510 | Phone: 707.746.4341
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
Martinez Detention Center
1000 Ward St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.335.4669
This program has no availability to the public
Pittsburg Adult Basic Education
1151 Stoneman Ave | Pittsburg | CA 94565 | Phone: 925.473.4460
Project Second Chance (Contra Costa Library)
1750 Oak Park Blvd | Pleasant Hill | CA 94523 | Phone: 925.927.3250
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
See all Vallejo prep sites here
Acalanes Adult Basic Education
1963 Tice Valley Blvd | Walnut Creek | CA 94595 | Phone: 925.280.3980 (ext. 8001)
You can find all Walnut Creek options here
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Concord area testing sites
Mount Diablo HSE testing
1266 San Carlos Ave | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340
Contra Costa County Office Of Education
1000 Ward St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.646.4669
Martinez HSE testing
600 F St | Martinez | CA 94553 | Phone: 925.228.3587
Pittsburg Adult Education Center
1151 Stoneman Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565, Phone: 925-473-4460
Acalanes Adult Ed. HSE testing
1963 Tice Valley Blvd | Walnut Creek | CA 94595 | Phone: 925.280.3980
Lowered GED passing score
News on the recently (early 2016) reduced GED passing score (brought down five points to 145) is found on this GED News page. The HiSET and TASC have different scoring methods. All three options (GED , TASC, and HiSET) must be done at certified testing centers, online testing is just NOT available. You may also benefit from free practice tests towards your GED exam.
The GED exam
A few years ago, the GED was completely changed. Restructuring the GED exam was needed to make sure the test stayed (or got back) in line with college requirements and to harmonize optimally again with industry practices. To see if you qualify check out the page GED CA testing criteria.
The GED testing program is entirely computer-based and is better geared toward skills and knowledge required by employers. The GED exam guarantees that applicants are better prepared to function properly in the modern-day job market and that graduates have no trouble following university courses.
The GED exam represents what employers expect of secondary education degree holders, and GED graduates are now better prepared for the requirements of modern-day industries. GED graduates will have, thanks to the updates to the exam, less difficulty with getting accustomed to academic programs at university or college.