Listed here are all GED® (TASC in New York) prep facilities and testing sites in the Middletown area.
New York State uses the TASC for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
HSE testing offers adults that never completed high school the chance to obtain an equivalent credential.
The TASC has five subtests in math, science, writing, reading, and social studies.
The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) is offered both on a computer and on paper
In New York, high school equivalency (HSE) testing is free for state residents.
Middletown GED (TASC) prep facilities
Orange County Literacy Volunteers
70 Fulton St | Middletown | NY 10940 | Ph: 845 – 341 – 5460
Ulster and Orange BOCES
130 Dolson Ave | 3rd Fl | Middletown | NY 10940 | Ph: 845 – 781 – 6715
CAPE (Continuing and Professional Education – SUNY Orange) *)
115 South St – Middletown – NY 10940 – Ph: (845) 341-4030
The Trust Center
40 Smith St – Middletown – NY 10940 – Ph: 845 – 342 – 5380
The Trust Center is a drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility. The center supports participants on the pathway to recovery and also provides them with GED instruction. Certified counselors and professionals guide them via effective treatment plans.
Sullivan County BOCES (ATTAIN)
22 St. John St (3rd Fl) – Monticello – NY 12701 – Ph: 845 – 791 – 4070 ext. 186
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Locations around Middletown (cities by alphabet)
Delaware Valley Job Corps Center
9368 State Route 97 – Callicoon – NY 12723 – Phone: (845) 887 . 5400
Ellenville Adult Education (Ulster BOCES)
28 Maple Ave | Ellenville | New York 12428 | Ph: (845) 647-1343
Ulster BOCES TASC Program
80 North Main St | Ellenville | New York 12428 | Ph: (845) 647-1343
Ellenville Adult Education
104 Center St | Ellenville, NY 12428 | Ph: (845) 210 -7105
Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education Center
53 Gibson Road – Goshen – NY 10924 – Phone: (845) 291-0300
Sullivan County BOCES
6 Wierk Ave – Liberty – NY 12754 – Phone: (845) 791 . 4070
Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program of Northeastern Pennsylvania
103 W High St – Milford – PA 18337 – Phone: (570) 296 . 3567
Pike County Family Literacy Program (Northampton Community College)
321 Fifth Street – Milford – PA 18337 – Phone: (570) 296-4042
The program provides ABE (Adult Basic Education), TASC classes, ESL (English as a Second Language) instruction and parenting education to caregivers of young children (under 8 years old), completely free of charge.
Sullivan County Literacy Volunteers
63 North St | Monticello | NY 12701 | Ph: 845-794-0017
St John Street Education Center (Sullivan Co. BOCES)
22 St. John St | Monticello | NY 12701 | Ph: 845-791-4070
Susquehanna County Literacy Program
17544 S.R. 11 – Suite 2 – New Milford – PA 18834 – Phone: (570) 465-2880
CAPE (Continuing and Professional Education – SUNY Orange)
1 Washington Ctr – Newburgh – NY 12550 – Phone: (845) 341 . 4030
Best Resource Center
49 Grand St – Newburgh – NY 12550 – Phone: (845) 562 . 2378
Best Resource Center, Inc. provides services for computer training, workforce development, and professional development skills. The agency also offers TASC prep classes. Unfortunately, we need to make clear that there have been some pretty negative reviews of this center.
Newburgh Enlarged City School District
201 Fullerton Ave – Newburgh – NY 12550 – Phone: (845) 563 . 3405
471 Broadway | Newburgh | NY 12550 | Ph: 845 – 781 – 6715
Sussex County Mall HSE Program
Route 206 North – Newton – NJ 07860 – Ph: 973 – 383 – 2775
Sussex County Community College
1 College Hill – Newton – NJ 07860 – Ph: 973 – 300 – 2158
New Jersey is using multiple options for HSE testing. SCCC offers the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and provides also HiSET prep classes. The exam can be taken twice a month at the school’s Newton Campus testing center on Saturdays. HiSET preparation classes are available at the school’s Learning Center (B 300) on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and in the evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays there are also afternoon classes from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
150 Pike St – Port Jervis – NY 12771 – Phone: (845) 781 . 6715
Port Jervis Free Library The Hub
138 Pike Street – Port Jervis – NY 12771 – Phone: (845) 856 . 7313
Dutchess Comm. College (SUNY HSE Program)
53 Pendell Rd – Poughkeepsie – New York 12601, Ph: (845) 431-8905
For all Poughkeepsie-area GED prep locations visit: Poughkeepsie TASC Classes
128 Sullivan St – Wurtsboro – NY 12790 – Phone: (845) 888-8004
Middletown area TASC test locations
Middletown High School
24 Gardner Avenue | Middletown | NY 10940 | Ph: 845 – 326 – 1595
Resource Center Inc.
49 Grand St | Newburgh | NY 12550 – Ph: 845 – 562 – 2378
Sussex County Community College (HiSET)
1 College Hill | Newton | NJ 07860 | Ph: 973 – 300 – 2186
You may also be interested in White Plains area TASC Programs
Why the TASC?
New York no longer offers the GED® for High School Equivalency (HSE) testing but switched to the TASC assessment program in early 2014. New York State made the switch to the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) because the GED exam was getting too expensive and only available in a computer-formatted version. To see if you qualify, check out GED (TASC) in New York. Take also a look at his post that includes links to all GED programs and testing sites n the US.
General Education Development
The GED (General Education Development) has long been the only alternative available in the entire USA for high school equivalency testing, but that has changed in 2014. Until 2014, the GED diploma has helped a lot of people in New York find better employment and access college-level education. Since the former version of the GED program was introduced (in 2002), almost 280,000 adults completed the GED in New York. More than 95 percent of all US employers and educators accept the GED diploma as the best available alternative to a high school diploma.
GED/TASC and the economy
Once you have your TASC credential, you can land a job that will earn you at least $9,000 more per year than if you don’t have the degree. The economy is improving, and every month thousands of new jobs are created in New York, and for most of those positions, a secondary education degree is required.
In the Health Care and Education sector alone were more than 52,000 jobs added in New York during 2017, and the majority of these jobs were entry-level positions that are within reach when you complete your GED or in New York now the TASC exam. To make it easier, you would be smart to sign up for TASC prep classes that are especially for adults and gives them another opportunity to acquire a document that is equivalent to a high school diploma.
The five TASC tests
The TASC exam requires applicants to be strong readers, good writers, and critical thinkers. The examination includes five individual tests in the sections: math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. The TASC exam is delivered in a multiple-choice format, with a few questions where test-takers must fill in some numbers on a grid, and has an essay part as well. The exam is available in a pencil and paper format, not on a computer, although this will be changed in the coming years. Until 2016, the TASC exam will be brought in line as well with the Common Core Standards.
Preparation is crucial
There are numerous locations all through New York state that offers free courses to help you prepare, just check out our posts for details in your region. The TASC exam is free of charge to New York State residents, you should never pay any money for the test, or for the high school equivalency diploma, and websites that state differently are fraudulent.
In New York, the TASC group of five tests is offered in English and Spanish. To learn everything about the TASC exam, go to TASCTEST.com. You need to be 18 years of age in New York to be able to sit for the exam. For 16 and 17-year-olds, special regulations apply so get in touch with your nearest test center or call (718) 482 5340.
*) SUNY Orange College
SUNY Orange College offers HSE (High School Equivalency), formerly GED, preparation classes to adults who never finished high school and want to acquire a comparable diploma. The state of New York uses the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam for that purpose, and SUNY Orange has set up classes at various sites throughout Orange County for adults looking to boost their job options, or want to go to college or university, by working towards their HSE diploma.
The classes focus on the improvement of students’ writing and math skills by developing creative thinking competencies and problem-solving strategies. This way candidates can take the TASC exam successfully after some 100 hours of lessons in the five elements that the TASC exam consists of Writing, Reading. Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Applicants must be no younger than 18 and they are required to register in person before classes begin. You can register at SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus at the Office of Continuing and Professional Education (845-341-4030). You can also call the Newburgh HSE staff (845-341-9532) to schedule an appointment for GED orientation & registration session. The classes are offered at no cost, but there is a $12 tuition and registration fee that must be paid by cash, cheque, money order or credit card.