GED Classes Elk Grove, California

In this post, you can discover all GED® high school equivalency prep locations and testing sites in the Elk Grove, California, area.

The GED® (General Education Development) test gives adults who have not graduated from high school the opportunity to earn a high school level equivalency (HSE) certificate. The total time of the GED test is 7 ½ hours, but you can take one of the subject tests (modules) at a time in a 2-year time frame. California also introduced two alternative tests, the HiSET and the TASC, that ear not modular.

Four GED tests

The GED exam is comprised of four independent subject tests: Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes), Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes), Social Studies (70 minutes),  and Science (90 minutes). The TASC and HiSET have five tests (not modular) because Language is split up in a reading and writing test. To see if you are eligible for the HSE program, go to GED testing in California,

GED cost

In California, each GED subject test (module) cost $35 ($140 in total). TASC and HiSET are cheaper. Most postsecondary institutions, some branches of the armed services, and licensing boards accept the GED diploma as they would a common high school diploma. Check with testing sites which of the three exams they administer.

GED Requirements in California

Elk Grove GED prep locations

Elk Grove USD Adult Education
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Rd – Elk Grove – California 95624 – Ph: (916) 686.7717

Elk Grove Food Bank GED Classes
9820 Dino Dr – Suite 140 – Elk Grove – California 95624 – Ph: (916) 685.8453

Elk Grove Adult & Comm. Education (for adults with disabilities)
8810 Elk Grove Blvd – Elk Grove – California 95624 – Ph: (916) 685.7666

Locations around Elk Grove (cities by alphabet)

GED Requirements in California

Galt Adult Education
12945 Marengo Rd – Galt – California 95632 – Ph: (209) 745.5852

Estrellita Continuation H.S. (Galt Adult Ed.)
145 N Lincoln Way – Galt – California 95632 – Ph: (209) 745.3061 (x 8)

Lodi USD HSE Instruction
542 E Pine St – Lodi – California 95240 – Ph: (209) 331.7605

Lodi Family Resource Ctr
631 E Oak St – Lodi – California 95240 – Ph: (209) 269.8262

Center for Employment HSE Training
8376 Fruitridge Rd – Sacramento – California 95828 – Ph: (916) 393.7401
Check out all Sacramento prep options here

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GED Requirements in California

Elk Grove area GED testing centers

EGACE (Elk Grove Adult & Community Ed.)
8401-B Gerber Rd – Sacramento – California 95828 – Ph: (916) 686.7717
See all Sacrament test sites here

Folsom-Cordova Adult Education
10850 Gadsten Way – Rancho Cordova – California 95670, Ph: (916) 635.6810

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GED Requirements in California

GED and the economy

Several California’s major school districts (such as Sacramento City USD and Los Angeles USD) needed to close their GED testing centers in 2014. The overhaul of the GED program was coming after a financially difficult period during which many districts had to cut down on their expenses for adult education. The Sacramento School District, due to significant cuts of in total $12.5 million to adult education programs over the past few years, did not possess the funds to buy computers and other resources to become a Pearson VUE approved GED testing site.

So after lengthy discussions, California’s Department of Education together with the state Board of Education came to the conclusion that it would be beneficial to move forward with some other options. Now California is also offering the high school equivalency assessment models developed by Educational Testing Service (HiSET) and CTB/McGraw-Hill (TASC). These two alternatives are considerably cheaper than the new GED exam and are offered in both computer-based and paper-based formats.

The shift to the new GED exam is challenging for adults who are not familiar with computer-based testing and they are surely not prepared to deal with the more difficult testing content. Several other states have also adopted paper-based examination models that are different from the GED content that is published by Pearson VUE.

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