High School Equivalency – GED Classes Concord, California

This page contains an overview of all prep facilities and testing centers in the Concord, California, region.

California uses the totally computer-based GED test for High School Equivalency (HSE) test. Here you can find the support you need to become all set to take the exam confidently. The GED assesses knowledge and skills at a level that’s expected of graduating high school students.

Multiple options

Besides the GED offers California now also the alternative tests HiSET and TASC for HSE testing. Testing facilities can decide which alternative(s) they administer so check with a testing facility near you which of the exams they are using. TASC and HiSET are offered in both a paper and computer-based version while the GED is entirely computerized.

The GED is modular

The GED test contains four separate subject tests, or modules, in these subject fields: literacy, math, science, and social studies. The GED is now a modular exam, meaning that you have the freedom to sit for each subtest separately and your scores count for a 2-year period. HiSET and TASC include five tests and are not modular. To see if you qualify check out the page GED testing in California.

GED Requirements in California

Concord GED prep sites

Mount Diablo Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Avenue | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340 (ext. 272)

Concord Career Ctr
4071 Port Chicago Highway | Ste 250 | Concord | CA 94520 | Phone: 925.671.4500

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Locations around Concord (cities in alphabetic order)

GED Requirements in California

Benicia Adult Education
350 East K Street | Benicia | CA 94510 | Phone: 707.745.1882

Benicia Library
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 Ctr
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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GED Requirements in California

Concord area testing sites

Mount Diablo HSE testing
1266 San Carlos Ave | Concord | CA 94518 | Phone: 925.685.7340

Contra Costa Co. 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

GED Requirements in California

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 updated GED exam

The GED has 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.

The new GED testing program is entirely computer-based and is better geared toward skills and knowledge required by employers. The new 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 new edition of the GED examination represents again 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.

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