This post lists all GED® or HiSET® prep class locations and test centers in the Taunton region. Massachusetts uses two options for its high school equivalency testing program, the HiSET and GED.
Both options can be taken online and at state-approved HSE test centers.
HSE testing offers persons who never completed high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
Both HSE exams measure proficiency at a level that compares to that of HS students upon graduation.
The GED is entirely computer-based while the HiSET is offered in both computer- and paper-based versions.
The GED has four separate tests that can be taken separately in the fields of Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
The HiSET has five tests as Literacy comes with separate writing and reading tests. You may take the HiSET subtests separately as well.
Until recently, there never was an online option to take the HiSET or GED exam. That has changed, however, with the arrival of both HiSET and GED online proctored tests. Read more below.
Taunton GED prep facilities
Taunton Adult Education (BCC)
61 Summer St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 678.2811 (x 3317 – day)
Taunton Boys & Girls Club
31 Court St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 977.9565
Parker Middle School
60 Williams St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 821.1138
Taunton Adult Education Partnership
43 Taunton Green | Second Floor | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 977.9565
12 Pleasant St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 822.2828
Taunton Center ABE (BCC-Silver City Galleria)
2 Galleria Mall Dr | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 678.2811 (ext. 3317)
Location: former Old Navy, use movie theater entrance.
Community Care Services, Inc.
70 Main St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 821.7776
Locations around Taunton (cities by alphabet)
The Literacy Ctr. Attleboro
80 N Main Street | Attleboro | Massachusetts 02703 | Ph: (508) 226-3603 (x 16)
Bristol Community College-Attleboro GED Program
11 Field Road | Attleboro | Massachusetts 02703 | Phone: (774) 357-3769
Brockton Adult Education
231 Main St | Suite 302 | Brockton | Massachusetts 02301 | Phone: (508) 587.6115
All Brockton area sites are found here
The Story of Train Literacy Ctr.
353 W Grove St | Middleboro | Massachusetts 02346 | Ph: (508) 946.4054
New Bedford Career Center HSE Classes
618 Acushnet Ave | New Bedford | Massachusetts 02740 | Ph: (508) 990.4000
See all New Bedford area options on this page
The Literacy Center-North Attleboro (Howard Estate)
204 Elm St | North Attleboro | Massachusetts 02760 | Ph: (508) 226.3603
Quincy College Plymouth
36 Cordage Park Cir | Plymouth | Massachusetts 02360 Ph: (617) 984.1617
See more Plymouth prep locations in this post
Wrentham Development Center
131 Emerald St | Wrentham | Massachusetts 02093 | Ph: (617) 822.0130
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Taunton area GED testing sites
Bristol Community College (HiSET)
11 Field Rd | Attleboro | MA 02703 | Phone 774.357.2545
Massasoit Community College GED or HiSET Testing
One Massasoit Blvd | Brockton | MA 02302 | Phone 508.588.9100 ext. 1993
Quincy College Plymouth Campus (HiSET)
36 Cordage Park Cir | Plymouth | MA 02360 | Phone 617.984.1617
Community College of Rhode Island (GED)
1 Hilton St | Providence | RI 02905 | Phone 401.455-6059
A new online GED and HiSET option
It used to be that online GED or HiSET testing was not possible. Both tests needed to be dealt with at one of Massachusetts’ state-approved testing centers. But now, we saw the introduction of an online, proctored testing option for both the HiSET and the GED exam.
To read more about online ‘HiSET-At-Home’ testing, check out this post: HiSET online proctored testing introduced’ and to learn more about the online GED option, visit: ‘Introducing an online GED option’.
Every year, more than 10,000 applicants are taking the GED/HiSET tests in Massachusetts, and the five individual tests of the HiSET are in the subject fields of Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.
Candidates can take the HiSET test on a computer, by using paper and pencils, or in a format that combines these two, although not all schools are ready for computer testing yet, so contact your testing center.
In Massachusetts, the cost for the entire set of five tests $100, and this includes two re-takes per subject.
The HiSET and GED exams (GED is short for General Education Development) are designed for adults who never completed their high school education. Upon successful completion, students will receive a credential that is the equivalency of a common high school diploma.
GED or HiSET passing scores
The GED test includes four individual subtests, or modules, in Language writing and reading (RLA-Reasoning through Language Arts), Math (Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science. Scoring is on a 100-200 scale. Below passing: 100-144; high school equivalency: 145-164; college-ready: 165-174; college-ready + credits: 175-200.
To pass the HiSET you need to attain a score between 8 and 20 on each of the five tests. The essay section score must be between 2 and 6, and your overall score between 45 and 100.
Last Updated on January 19, 2021.