Listed on this page are all GED® prep locations and testing facilities in the Ponca City area.
Oklahoma is using the computer-formatted GED® exam for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
The state additionally welcomed two alternative HSE exams, the TASC and the HiSET.
The HiSET and TASC are offered both on paper and on a computer while the GED is not available in a paper-based format.
The HSE program is for people who left high school prematurely and offers them the chance to earn an equivalent credential.
The GED includes four separate tests in the academic fields of Math, Social Studies, Literacy, and Science.
You are given two years to deal with all four subtests (modules) from the moment of your first registration.
TASC and HiSET have five tests (a separate writing and reading test) that cannot be taken separately.
Ponca City GED prep locations
Pioneer Tech (Ponca City Adult Education Center)
2101 N Ash Street – Ponca City – Oklahoma 74601 – Ph: (580) 762.8336 / 718.4264
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
20 White Eagle Drive – Ponca City – OK 74601 – Ph: (580) 763.0120
Ponca Area Literacy Council
515 E Grand Avenue – Ponca City – OK 74601 – Ph: (580) 767-0351
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Prep sites around Ponca City (cities by alphabet)
Northwest Technology Ctr-Alva
1801 11th Street – Alva – OK 73717 – Ph: (580) 327.0344 (ext. 201)
Cowley Community College
125 S Second St – Arkansas City – KS 67005 – Ph: (620) 441.5258
Eastern Cowley County Resource Center
107 S Main St – Dexter – KS 67038 – Ph: (620) 876.7323
114 South Independence Ave – Enid – OK 73701 – Ph: (580) 242.6131
600 West Elm Ave – Enid – OK 73701 – Ph: (580) 366.7200/8150
Kay County Detention Center (Pioneer Tech)
1101 W Dry Rd – Newkirk – OK 74647 – Ph: (580) 362.3393
Not publicly available
61 Cedar Ridge, Pawhuska – Oklahoma 74056 – Ph: (918) 287-1776
Otoe Missouria Tribe-Earnest Vetters Memorial Library (Pioneer Tech)
8151 Hwy 177 – Red Rock – OK 74651 – Ph: (580) 762.8336
Meridian Tech Center HSE Instruction
1312 South Sangre Road – Stillwater – Oklahoma 74074 – Ph: (405) 377-3333 (x 327)
See all options in and around Stillwater here
Tonkawa Tribe-Henry Allen Building (Pioneer Tech)
1 Rush Buffalo Rd – Tonkawa – OK 74653 – Ph: (580) 762.8336
Wichita Area Tech HSE Instruction
4004 North Webb Rd – Wichita – KS 67226 – Ph: (316) 677.1844
Check out all options in the Wichita area here
Eastern Cowley County Education Learning Laboratory (ECCELL)
113 West 9th Ave – Winfield – KS 67156 – Ph: (620) 221.2266
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Ponca City area GED testing centers
Pioneer Technical Coll.
2101 North Ash Street – Ponca City – Oklahoma 74601 – Ph: (580) 762-8336
Cowley County Community College
125 South 2nd Street – Arkansas City – Kansas 67005 – Ph: (620) 441-5258
Enid-Carver HSE testing
815 South 5th St – Enid – OK 73701 – Ph: (580) 237.1400
Stillwater Learning Ctr
1224 N Husband St – Stillwater – OK 74075 – Ph: (405) 533.6399
Wichita Area Technical Coll.
301 S Grove Street – Wichita – Kansas 67211 – Ph: (316) 677-1966
More Wichita testing options are listed here
No online HSE test
Online GED, HiSET or TASC testing is NOT possible. You are required to appear at an official HSE testing site and sit for the exams personally and you must bring a current photo ID. If you come across a website that has a different message, you can be sure the site is false. Online-obtained documents are useless and will definitely not be accepted by employers or schools. Here’s also a link to all U.S. GED prep locations. To see if you are eligible for the HSE program, check out this page: GED in Oklahoma. Not every testing center offers all three HSE exams, so get well-informed.
Lowered GED passing score
At the beginning of 2016, the minimally required score on each of the four GED subject tests was lowered from 150 to 145. This news-related post contains more relevant details. TASC and HiSET have their own scoring systems. Holding a GED diploma will definitely boost your job options and the degree allows for a college or university education.
GED & the economy
The U.S. Department of Education revealed that persons holding a GED diploma were earning much less than those who earned a regular high school diploma and that the same time, the number of students dropping out of high school continues to increase.
The new GED exam must be a springboard for continued training or education. In 2012, there were some 3.5 million Texans who never completed high school, and more than 43,000 took on the GED exam. In that year, over 30,000 adults received their GED diploma! At the end of 2013, with all the changes on the way, thousands of applicants preparing for the former version of the GED exam were rushing to finish.
In 2012, the American Council on Education (ACE), the non-profit club that created and administrated the GED exam, teamed up with Pearson VUE to be able to revamp the costly redesign. ACE could not have invested enough to realize all the needed changes. This partnership turned the GED ’s developer into a for-profit organization. The new organization (GED Testing Service) is directed by a body that includes the same number of Pearson and ACE directors, and the mission hasn’t changed.
Oklahoma High School Equivalency test options
The GED exam includes four separate tests in the subject areas of Literacy (Reasoning through Language Arts, Math (Mathematical Reasoning), Social Studies, and Science, and is only offered in a computer-based format. Note that the GED passing score was recently lowered from 150 to 145 points (on a 100-200 scale).
The TASC and HiSET programs come with five tests in the subject fields of Writing, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Math. These exams are generally offered in both paper and computer formats.
TASC – Several states have selected the high school equivalency test named the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC, developed by ETS) to replace the GED (General Educational Development) for examining students who want to earn a State High School Equivalency Diploma. The TASC examination is a secure and reliable tool to assess that applicants possess the skills and academic knowledge in fundamental content fields at a level that is equivalent to that of high school seniors upon graduation.
HiSET – Several states decided that from January 2014, they will examine student for their High School Equivalency diploma by using another than the GED exam. The now use the HiSET test developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS) instead. Since the beginning of 2014, something new is happening in the world of high school equivalency testing as for the first time, not only the GED exam is available, but two other alternative high school equivalency exams are available to states. High school equivalency diplomas have always been based on state exams, but through the years, it became known as the GED test diploma, and that is changing. Now many states have chosen another high school equivalency test provider. The HiSET exam continues to measure if a student qualifies for the HSE diploma. ETS is an experienced assessment developer known for developing quality testing programs.
In most states, the GED exam costs $120 ($30 per test or module), but there are states where the exam is more expensive due to local fees. The TASC and HiSET are much cheaper, and some states pay part of the cost.