This post lists all GED® prep locations and testing sites in the Scottsdale region.
Arizona offers the GED exam for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
HSE testing offers persons who never finished high school the chance to acquire an equivalent degree.
GED testing takes place at a comparable level as what graduating high school students must know.
The GED exam contains four independent subtests in these subject fields: literacy, math, social studies, and science.
You have the freedom to take one (or more) of the subtests at a time as long as you complete the GED battery within two years.
Testing must be done in person at one of Arizona’s official GED testing centers. there is NO online GED testing available.
Scottsdale GED prep locations
Rio Salado Comm. College-Scottsdale Ad. Learning
1170 N 86th Way, Suite 112, Scottsdale, AZ 85281, Ph: (480) 941-5166
Scottsdale Education Ctr *)
9151 E Bell Rd 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Ph: (480) 538-0828
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Locations around Scottsdale (cities by alphabet)
Chandler/Gilbert Comm. College-GED Classes
2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225, Ph: (480) 732-7317
See all Chandler and surroundings GED programs here: Chandler GED Classes
Central Arizona College-GED Adult Education
8470 N. Overfield Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, Ph: (520) 494-5960
Mesa Comm. College Downtown Ctr.
145 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201, Ph: (480) 461-6220
For all Mesa prep locations click here
Rio Salado Community Coll. Ann Ott Learning Center
619 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, Ph: (480) 377.4050
Discover all Phoenix area GED programs here: Phoenix GED Classes
Rio Salado Comm. College-GED Program
2323 West 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281, Ph: (480) 517-8540
Rio Salado College East Valley
3320 S Price Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, Ph: (480) 377-4150
Goodwill of Central Arizona **)
805 E Guadalupe, Tempe, AZ 85283, Ph: (480) 838-1233
Tumbleweed Learning Center
101 E 6th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Ph: (480) 966-8972 / (877) 966-8972
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Scottsdale area GED test centers
Rio Salado Community College
1170 N 86th. Way, Ste 112, Scottsdale, AZ 85281, (480) 941-5166
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Step Up Tutoring
10005 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256, (480) 362-2549
Brookline College GED Testing
1140 South Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281, (480) 545-8755
What is the GED exam
The GED exam is developed to give adults who never completed high school a second chance to earn a credential that is recognized and accepted as the equivalent of a standard high school diploma. The GED exam assesses college- and career-readiness skills that qualifying applicants must command at the level of graduating high school students. Go to GED testing in Arizona to see if you qualify.
GED preparation classes furnish them with basic computer skills as well, not only to be able to take the GED exam on a computer but also to function well in today’s job market where keyboarding skills are often required. The latest edition of the GED exam allows you to take (and pay for) one of the four GED tests when you feel ready to. No longer do you have to take the entire battery of four tests in one session of a few days. Test scores have a validity period of two years from initial registration.
In early 2016, the minimally needed score to pass one of the four GED tests was brought back five points to 145. For more details, check out this GED Scoring News page. Take also a look at these free practice tests towards your GED exam that are offered on this website.
Online GED testing?
Note that online GED testing is NOT possible. You are required to come to an official test center and take the four tests (one at a time is possible) personally. Websites with a different message are fraudulent and their documents will not be recognized and accepted by schools or potential employers. For efficient online preparation check out this website’s Online Video Classes. No cost, no obligations, just start learning!
Why don’t you take a little time and go to GED.com to discover all the things the GED program has in store for you. Take a look at how easy registration and scheduling has become. Create your personal account at MyGED and discover academic institutions and their programs and courses, and learn everything about career options and market developments.
Registration is done online and a great advantage of the new system is that students now can check their test results within a few hours after they took the test, whereas in the old setting they had to wait and sit idle for weeks in anxiety. You can now register and pay for one of the four GED tests whenever you feel sufficiently prepared to do so (scores stand for two years from the time of your first registration. A huge improvement.
GED passing score
If applicants want to get hold of their GED certificate, they must prepare well and pass a set of four separate tests covering literacy (reading and writing combined), math, science, and social studies. The minimum score required to pass the exam is for the new exam 145 per individual test, so at least 580 points in total. The passing standard is actually set in the way that 40 percent of high-school graduates would not pass the test.
GED and the economy
The Arizona Dept. of Education estimates that over twenty percent of Arizona secondary education degrees are received via HSE (high school equivalency) testing programs. That means that every year some 15,000 adults successfully pass the GED exam. There are more than 800,000 adults in Arizona who don’t have a secondary degree (HS or GED diploma).
This means they are not eligible for further education, for decently paying jobs, nor can they join the military forces. With the new GED testing program, the focus has fundamentally shifted towards adult learners and what they have to accomplish to get hold of good jobs with decent earnings.
*) Scottsdale Education Center
Scottsdale Education Center (SEC) has a GED preparation program that is developed to teach applicants the basic competencies required to successfully take the 2014 version of the GED (General Educational Development) exam. Via this program, applicants will attain the much-needed confidence and education to take the exam reassured.
The school is committed to supporting you to get a better job or go on with your academic education by acquiring your Arizona HSE (high school equivalency) diploma. SEC’s GED program focuses on the GED exam’s content, and also on general testing strategies that will make it easier for you to pass the new GED exam. Students must first come to an assessment session to determine their level of education and skills, so gaps in their knowledge can be addressed.
Scottsdale Education Center’s GED program is well-structured and helps candidates in their current problematic areas. The school’s instructors are trained to teach in an easy to understand, and effective way.
**) Goodwill of Central Arizona
Goodwill of Central Arizona was set up in 1947, and it is one of the more than 160 Goodwill organizations in the North America and other
countries worldwide. Goodwill of Central Arizona includes Yuma, Maricopa, Gila, La Paz, Gila and parts of Pinal and Yavapai Counties. The organization is one of the largest and oldest non-profit agencies in Arizona, and it is controlled and governed by a Board of Directors that are all volunteers. It is Goodwill’s commitment to “Put People to Work”, and the agency accomplishes its commitment via education, job training, and other career services for individuals with various disabilities.
Goodwill operates the programs from 20 locations in central Arizona and has almost 50 retail stores in the area. Goodwill is accepting community donations of household goods, furniture, clothing, and so on and the central Arizona agency alone has over one million donors every year. More than 90 percent of Goodwill’s revenue from the stores is funneled back into the local communities to help Arizonans get work and/or get further educated. Goodwill is a self-sufficient agency and raising practically all of its own funding.