Preparing to Take the GED Test.
If you are ready to make the committment to finish your high school education through the GED, we are ready for you. We will help you prepare through classes and personalized attention. Adult Basic Education!
Our teachers are friendly and helpful
Classes are free.
Has it been a while since you've been in school? That's okay. We will help you start where you left off.
How long will this take? We work in 6-wk sessions. However, this does not mean you will be done. It all depends on your skill level, attendance and most of all, commitment to your goal. Some students complete the program in 2 weeks, while others, in 2 years! Don't worry - we will be with you every step of the way!
Classes are available in English or Spanish. Ud. puede assistir clases en Ingles o en Espanol.If you are 16 or 17, you must bring in your withdrawal form from your last school of attendance before you can participate in our program. Easy as 1, 2, 3 !
Learn more about taking the official GED test (you will be leaving the ABE website and entering the Testing Center's site - to return, you must use your back button)
GRASP Home Study Program
GRASP stands for "Give Rural Adults a Study Program." It is a home study program, like a correspondence course. You drop off your completed work and pick up new work every two weeks. You work on the skills YOU need. You can also get help on the phone if you're stuck!
You can use this program to prepare for the G.E.D. test. You can also use it to improve your skills to qualify for the EDP program. To enroll, you need to be 21 years old, and 9th grade reading scores are required. If you choose GRASP, be sure you set aside some time and space at home to do your school work!
If you need additional help, you can call and speak with a home study instructor or drop in on one of our academic classes to ask for individual assistance.
Nearly half of our G.E.D. graduates each year have used the home study as part of their program.
In addition to academic skills, study packets are available for life skills topics such as Parent Power, Spending Power, Health, Relationships, Communication, and Balancing Roles in Your Life.
To enroll in home study, simply attend an information session any Wednesday at 1:00 or 6:30 pm, and you will receive your first home study assignment before you leave the session. For more information, call (607)758-1111, extension 2237.
Official GED Practice Test
A terrific way to get a realistic awareness of the nature of the GED test and your readiness to pass it, the Official Practice Test is also given three times a year. Call for current schedule.
And once you’ve gotten a GED, if you decide to go to college, you’re eligible for just as much government financial aid as any high school graduate. The test itself covers five areas-math, reading, writing, social studies, and science, which are the main subjects high school students take. Of course, you won’t be expected to know as much about these subjects as high school graduates. Test scores range from 200-800, and you’ll need to score an average of 450 to earn your diploma in most states. You’ll have to write a short essay to demonstrate your vocabulary and grammar skills, but all the other portions of the GED test are multiple choice. You’ll want to be well rested when you take it, as it will take you all day to complete the test.
How you get your scores will depend on what state you take the test in. If you’re thinking of taking the GED, you’ll want to contact by phone or online your state’s department of education to find out dates, locations, and costs. Your local community college might have the information, also. If you’ve been out of school for a while, you should certainly consider purchasing a good study guide before taking your GED test. It can be the difference between passing and failing. Any determined person can earn a GED, and doing so can open up a whole new world of previously unavailable opportunities.
StudyGuideZone.com offers an exclusive free, downloadable study guide to the Internet community for the GED test. The guide is in PDF format, so you'll need Adobe's free Reader (already installed on most computers) to view it. The guide IS copyrighted (mainly to prevent online scammers from attempting to sell it when it is intended as a free resource), but anyone is free to link to this page or the study guide on our server to let students know about this resource.
Click here to download StudyGuideZone.com's free GED Study Guide