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 test centers.
The assessments offer persons who never completed high school the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
Both 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 was never 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 Sites
Bristol Community College Taunton Campus
2 Hamilton St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (774) 357.3767/2700
Taunton Adult Education Program (BCC)
2 Galleria Mall Dr | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (774) 357-3317
Location: former Old Navy, use movie theater entrance.
Taunton Library (Taunton Literacy Council)
12 Pleasant St | Taunton | Massachusetts 02780 | Phone: (508) 822.2828
Locations Around Taunton (Cities By Alphabet)
The Literacy Ctr. Attleboro
80 N Main Street | Attleboro | Massachusetts 02703 | Ph: (508) 226-3603
Bristol Community College-Attleboro GED Program
11 Field Road | Attleboro | Massachusetts 02703 | Phone: (774) 357-3769/2700
Training Resources America
231 Main St | Suite 302 | Brockton | Massachusetts 02301 | Phone: (508) 587.6115
All Brockton area GED prep sites <- are found here
Massasoit Community College-Middleborough
49 Union St | Middleborough | Massachusetts 02346 | Phone: (508) 588-9100 x 1509/1305
New Bedford Adult Ed. Center
181 Hillman St | Bldg 2 | New Bedford | Massachusetts 02740 | Phone: (508) 997.4511
See all New Bedford GED prep options <- on this page
Quincy College Plymouth
36 Cordage Park Cir | Plymouth | Massachusetts 02360 Ph: (617) 984.1660/1668
See more Plymouth prep GED classes <- in this post
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
Online GED And HiSET
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.
Every year, more than 10,000 applicants take the GED or HiSET exam 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 is $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, 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, excluding your essay result.