GED Classes White Plains, New York

This is an overview of GED® (in New York State: TASC) class locations and test sites in the White Plains area.

New York State uses the TASC for high school equivalency (HSE) testing purposes.

The TASC has five subject tests in Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social studies.

Testing occurs at a level comparable to that of graduating high school seniors.

The TASC, like the GED, is not available online. You need to show up in person at an official TASC testing center.

White Plains GED (TASC) prep locations

NY State TASC Requirements

Rochambeau Alternative High School Community Education *)
228 Fisher Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606, Phone: 914-422-2420

White Plains Public Library
100 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: 914-422-1400

White Plains Youth Services TASC Program
11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: 914-422-1378

Mary J. Blige Center for Women
845 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603, Phone: 914-965-9140

Ad. Career & Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation
75 South Broadway, 1st Fl, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: 914-946-1313

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Locations around White Plains (cities by alphabet)

New York State Free TASC Practice Tests

LVA Danbury GED Classes
248 Main St, Danbury – CT 06810 – Ph: 203.792.8260
For all Danbury-area GED courses go to Danbury GED Classes

Southern Westchester BOCES Adult Education
2 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523, Phone: 914-345-8500

Southern Westchester BOCES Adult Education
85 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, NY 10523, Phone 914- 592-0849

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education
290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, Phone: 203-625-7474

Harrison Adult Education & Training
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 2nd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528, Phone: 914-592-0849

Mount Kisco Public Library (Rockland Literacy Volunteers)
100 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549, Phone: 914-666-8041

Pace University-Westchester Campus (High School Equivalency Program)
861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570, Phone: 914-773-3746

Don Bosco Community Center
22 Don Bosco Place, Port Chester, NY 10573, Phone: 914-703-8656

Southern Westchester BOCES **)
17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573, Phone: 914-937-3820

Stamford Ad. Education GED Classes
369 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone: 203.385.4270
For all Stamford-area GED prep locations go to Stamford GED Programs

Westchester Community College TASC Program
75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595, Phone: 914-606-6735

Yonkers Pathway to Success (VIVE School)
75  Riverdale Ave, Yonkers, New York 10701, Phone: 914-376-8600
See all Yonkers area locations here: GED (TASC) Courses in and around Yonkers

Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES
200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: 914-248-2417

Fox Meadow Middle/High School (GED/TASC Program)
845 Fox Meadow Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: 914-248-3640

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White Plains area GED (TASC) testing centers

Rochambeau High School
228 Fisher Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606, Phone: 914-422-2361

Westchester Education Opportunity Center
26 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701, Phone: 914-606-7656

Stamford Adult Education
369 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06902, Phone: 203-385-4270

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Why the TASC?

Until the end of 2013, New York (and all other states) used the GED assessment system for high school equivalency testing. The GED was the exam that adults who had no high school diploma needed to pass to get into college, get a good job, or make a career change. But the GED was phased out in the state of New York at the end of 2013 to be replaced with the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), a more challenging and cheaper assessment method, which is available also in a paper-based format as opposed to the new GED exam.

Is the TASC free?

Yes, it is in New York. State law prohibits the state from charging its residents for high school equivalency testing. New York is only one of four states where GED/TASC testing is provided free of charge. Most TASC/GED preparation facilities offer classes and programs as well free of charge.

To see if you qualify for the TASC program, go to GED (TASC) in New York, and check out also this page that links to all GED, HiSET and TASC programs across America.

In December 2013, some 15,000 students were rushing to get their GED diploma before it was too late, three times the normal amount. Several adult education teachers said that the TASC was rolled out poorly and that they were not given enough time to prepare properly for the changes. The Common Core-aligned TASC was actually widely introduced without giving teachers the time to adapt their instruction.

Who is the GED or TASC for?

The HSE program was set up to support adults who don’t have a high school diploma in their efforts to acquire a similar diploma. Upon passing the examination you will receive a diploma that is all over the country regarded as equivalent to a standard high school diploma and accepted by virtually all colleges and employers.

The five tests of the TASC exam

The new TASC exam has the same five testing subjects as the former GED exam: reading, writing, math, science and social studies, but is more challenging and requires more sophisticated answering. The former GED  writing exam was like a personal essay, applicants could compose the essay from their personal experience.

The new essay test calls for an analytical mindset and is more difficult than the level of writing that is expected of a freshman entering college. The old GED exam was predominantly a reading and comprehension exam, and applicants wouldn’t need to have a great deal of factual knowledge.

*) Rochambeau Alternative High School

Rochambeau Alternative High School is located in the Rochambeau Building, and the school provides students with four unique programs: Community School, Passages, STAR, and the Cohesion/GED -TASC. Each of the school’s programs is designed to meet the requirements of its students. The school offers instruction in all subjects of regular secondary education, and also offers students the chance to engage in local colleges and encourages career development activities at local businesses and agencies.

**) Southern Westchester BOCES

Southern Westchester BOCES includes the Center for Adult and Community Services. This section of the school offers educational programs, workforce preparation training and guides adults and high-risk youth to community services. The Center for Adult and Community Services trains more than 8,000 students each year, and is funded by contributions from state and local sources,

The school cooperates with an impressive network of community agencies, and among others (e.g. classes in licensed practical nursing) provides the school ESL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and GED /TASC preparation classes. The five testing sections of the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam are math, social studies, science, writing, and reading. The TASC/ GED prep classes are, just like the examination, offered totally free of charge to residents of the state of New York.

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