This post shows all GED® prep sites and testing facilities in the Newport region. Rhode Island is using the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.
The GED exam is available in an online format and at certified GED test centers.
HSE testing gives people who never graduated high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
The GED exam has four individual subtests in the fields of literacy, social studies, math, and science.
You can take one (or more) of the GED subtests (modules) at a time. Completion of the GED battery in one take is not required.
In the past, online GED testing had never been an option. You had to come to a state-certified GED test center and sit for the tests in person.
Now, with the launch of an online proctored GED testing option, that has all changed. Check below, at the bottom of this post, for more information.
Newport GED prep facilities
Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center (Triplett School)
435 Broadway | Newport | RI 02840 | Phone: (401) 847.7171
Even Start Newport
35 Dexter Street | Newport | RI 02840 | Phone: (401) 845.8579
Even Start Newport
1 York Street | Newport | RI 02840 | Phone: (401) 236.1281
Literacy Volunteers of East Bay-South
20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd | Newport | RI 02840 | Phone: (401) 619.3779
Locations around Newport (cities by alphabet)
Fall River Career Center
446 N Main Street | Fall River | MA 02720 | Phone: (508) 730.5000
Aquidneck Island Adult Education (Kennedy School Annex)
740 W Main Road | Middletown | RI 02841 | Phone: (401) 847.7171
East Bay Community Action Program
654 Green End Avenue | Middletown | RI 02842 | Phone: (401) 437.0006 x 146
EdExRI North Kingstown Kingstown Crossings
11 Merrill Lane | North Kingstown | RI 02852 | Phone: (401) 783.0293
The Peace Dale Education Exchange (EdExRI)
33 N Road | Peace Dale | RI 02879 | Phone: (401) 783.0293
Washington County Adult Learning Center (Stedman Government Center)
4808 Tower Hill Road | Room 214 | Wakefield | RI 02879 | Phone: (401) 783.0293
Community Action Program of South County
1935 Kingstown Road | Wakefield | RI 02879 | Phone: (401) 789.3016 x 305
EdExRI Professional Center Lily Pads
33 North Rd C-1 | Wakefield | RI 02879 | Phone: (401) 783.0293
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Newport area GED testing centers
Bristol Comm College GED Testing Center
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720, Phone (508) 678-2811 ext 2373
Aquidneck Island Adult Education Center
740 W Main Road, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842, Phone (401) 847-7171
New Bedford Adult Ed GED Testing
181 Hillman Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740, Phone (508) 997-4511 ext 2419
New Bedford High School GED Testing
230 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740, Phone (508) 997-4511 ext 2419
The Peace Dale Education Exchange GED Testing Center
33 North Road C1, Peace Dale, Rhode Island 02879, Phone (401) 783-0293
The GED – How it started
The GED program has been around for more than 70 years and started way back in the 1940s. The program was set up to help make sure that returning WW II veterans, who left high school to defend the world’s freedom could pick up their education without having to return to high school, and become successful by becoming successful in the workforce or by going to college or university and further their education.
Many millions of men, and thousands of women, many in their late teens, had gone to war before they finished high school and the GED program allowed them to acquire a diploma comparable to a standard high school diploma. If there wouldn’t be a way to get these young people to school or work quickly, America could face some major problems.
Educational professionals thus developed a set of examinations that became known as the GED test. If a person passed these tests he or she had comparable knowledge and skills as a high school student after four years of learning in the sectors of reading, writing, science, social studies, and math.
The GED exam is scored on a scale that goes from 100 to 200. You must reach at least 145 points on each of the four tests, so no less than 580 points in total.
Online GED testing welcomed
The GED test was, until recently, not available over the internet. If you wanted to earn your GED credential, your personal appearance at an official Rhode Island GED test facility was required.
But finally, that has now all changed as we saw the launch of a new online proctored GED test-taking option. To read more about this development, visit the following page: ‘Welcoming an online proctored GED testing option’.
Last Updated on October 31, 2020.