GED Classes Elk Grove, California

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

California welcomed the entirely computer-formatted GED exam for its high school equivalency testing program.

Additionally, the state introduced two alternative tests, the HiSET and the TASC, for the purpose of HSE testing.

The HSE exam offers adults who could not complete their HS education the chance to acquire an equivalent credential.

The GED exam has four independent modules, or subtests, in Math, Science, Literacy. and Social Studies.

The GED allows test takers to take one of the subject tests (modules) at a time in a 2-year time frame. TASC and HiSET do not have this option.

TASC and HiSET testing is administered through five tests. The Language section is split up into a reading and writing test.

The HiSET and TASC are available in both a paper-based and a computerized format.

Elk Grove HSE prep locations

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

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

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

Locations around Elk Grove (cities by alphabet)

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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 Center
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
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Elk Grove area testing centers

EGACE (Elk Grove Adult & Community Ed.)
8401-B Gerber Rd – Sacramento – California 95828 – Ph: (916) 686.7717
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Folsom-Cordova Adult Education
10850 Gadsten Way – Rancho Cordova – California 95670, Ph: (916) 635.6810

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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). These subtests must be completed within a 2-year period of time. HiSET and TASC testing is done through five tests. The Literacy section has separate tests in Language Writing and Language Reading. The TASC and HiSET will require just under 8 hours to complete. In California, each GED subject test (module) cost $35 (so $140 for the entire GED battery). TASC and HiSET are cheaper.

To see if you are eligible for the HSE program, go to HSE testing criteria in California. See also this post that links to all GED prep courses and test locations in America.

GED and the economy

Several of 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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