GED Classes Downey, California

This article comes with an overview of GED® preparatory facilities and testing sites in the Downey area.

California uses the computer-based GED exam for the state’s HSE (high school equivalency) testing program.

The state also welcomed the HiSET and TASC that are offered both on paper and in a computer-based version.

The HSE program offers adults who quit high school before graduating the chance to earn an equivalent credential.

The GED is administered via four separate subtests in Math, Science, Literacy, and Social Studies.

You can sit for one GED subtest at a time but completion of all four modules must be achieved within two years. This counts only for the GED!

HiSET and TASC have five non-modular tests. The Literacy part has separate reading and writing tests.

There is no online option to take one of the three HSE tests. You need to show up in person at an official California HSE testing site.

Downey HSE prep sites

GED Requirements in California

Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Ave – Downey – CA 90241 – Ph: (562) 940-6200

Bee Academic Tutoring
9903 Paramount Blvd – Ste 287 – Downey – CA 90240 – Ph: (562) 246-6850
Bee Academy Tutoring provides tutoring services for K-12 students in subjects such as math, literacy, science, and standardized tests.

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Prep sites around Downey (cities by alphabet)

California GED Practice Test

Anaheim Adult Education
830 South Dale Ave – Anaheim CA 92804 – Ph: (714) 999.5616
Check out all Anaheim possibilities here

Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Rd – Bell – CA 90201 – Ph: (323) 729.6400

Bellflower Adult School HSE Classes
9242 Laurel St – Bellflower – CA 90706 – Ph: (562) 461.2218

Bell Gardens Adult Education HSE Classes
6119 Agra St – Bell Gardens – CA 90201 – Ph: (323) 887.7955

Ford Park Adult School HSE
7800 Scout Ave – Bell Gardens – CA 90201 – Ph: (562) 927.7750

ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Dr – Cerritos – CA 90703 – Ph: (562) 229.7960

Compton USD
1104 E 148th St – Compton – CA 90220 – Ph: (310) 898.6490

Compton YouthBuild
477 E Compton Blvd – Compton – CA 90221 – Ph: (310) 631.2000

East LA Skills Center HSE Classes
3921 Selig Pl – Los Angeles – CA 90031 – Ph: (323) 224-5970
All Los Angeles options are listed here

Lynwood Adult School
4050 Imperial Hwy – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (310) 604.3096

Lynwood Adult School
11277 Atlantic Ave – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (310) 604.3096

American Career College HSE Classes
3680 E Imperial Hwy – 5th Fl – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (310) 900.8050

Montebello Adult Education
820 N Wilcox Ave – Montebello – CA 90640 – Ph (323) 887.3092

Norwalk YouthBuild
15014 Studebaker Rd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 409.5567

La Mirada Adult School
15711 Pioneer Blvd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 868.9858

Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 860.2451

Paramount Adult Education
14507 Paramount Blvd – Paramount – CA 90723, Ph: (562) 602.6080

El Rancho Adult School
9515 Haney St – Pico Rivera – CA 90660 – Ph: (562) 801.5009

South Gate Adult Education
2340 Firestone Blvd – South Gate – CA 90280 – Ph: (323) 357.6200

Salvation Army Transitional Living Center
12000 E Washington Blvd – Whittier – CA 90606 – Ph: (562) 696.7175
This facility is a transitional housing shelter with a capacity of some 30 rooms (120 beds), and the maximum duration of stay is two years. This program is NOT open to the general public.

Whittier Adult Education
9401 S Painter St – Whittier – CA 90605 – Ph: (562) 698.8121

Rio Hondo College Adult Education
3600 Workman Mill Rd – Whittier – CA 90601 – Ph: (562) 463.4606

Project Avanzando HSE Education
13203 E Hadley St – Whittier – CA 90601 – Ph: (562) 907.9408

California Free Online GED Classes

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GED testing centers in the Downey area

Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Ave – Downey – CA 90241 – Ph: (562) 940.6231

Bellflower Adult School
9242 Laurel St – Bellflower – CA 90706 – Ph: (562) 461.2218

Bell Gardens Adult School
6119 Agra St – Bell Gardens – CA 90201 – Ph: (323) 887.7955

ABC Adult School HSE testing
12254 Cuesta Dr – Cerritos – CA 90703 – Ph: (562) 229.7960

Lynwood Adult School
4050 Imperial Hwy – Lynwood – CA 90262 – Ph: (310) 604.3096

La Mirada Adult School-Norwalk
5711 Pioneer Bvd – Norwalk – CA 90650 – Ph: (562) 868.9858

Paramount Adult Education
14507 Paramount Blvd – Paramount – CA 90723 – Ph: (562) 602.6080

El Rancho Adult Education
9515 Haney St – Pico Rivera – CA 90660 – Ph: (562) 801.5009

Whittier Union High School HSE testing
9401 S Painter St – Whittier – CA 90605 – Ph: (562) 698.8121

Tips for writing the GED Essay

GED improvements

The latest version (2014 Series) of the GED exam has far fewer multiple choice questions that former editions. Answers need to be given more in essay style and herein lies the reason that the former writing test has disappeared. Writing skills can be assessed through the other tests.

Paper-based testing has disappeared completely, all test are done on a computer, so basic keyboarding skills are required as well. Test results will be available right after testing, except for the essay part that will need a few days to be processed. This really is a great improvement compared to former days when test-takers needed to wait several weeks to learn if they passed.

To see can if you qualify, go to GED California page and a great help are these free HSE practice tests. To obtain your HSE diploma, you are required to come in person to a state-designated testing site. There is NO online HSE test.

The GED passing score was adjusted to 145 in early 2016. Read more in this GED Pass Score Changes article. TASC and HiSET exams come with their own scoring methods.

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