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Important Notice: GED changes January 2014!

New York State Education Department: GED Testing Office
Provides information on testing eligibility, required documents, accommodations, and other helpful information

Application Process and Eligibility Requirements

GED Testing Centers and GED Test Schedules

GED Diplomas & Transcripts

GED Test Results - Status Report

American Council on Education:
GED Testing Service

Links for Adult Educators

Regional Adult Education Network
Provides information on professional development and technical assistance for adult education providers.

New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE)
Provides networking, professional development and program resource opportunities for adult educators throughout New York State.

New York State Association of Incarcerated Education Programs
Provides networking, professional development and program resource opportunities for adult educators working in correctional education programs throughout New York State.



Student Services

Adult Literacy & Corrections Education


All potential students participate in the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to evaluate their reading, math and writing skills prior to enrollment in a program. Students will be assigned to the appropriate program based on the results of their assessment. Assessment is an ongoing process for all learners. Students will advance based on the results of their assessments.


GRASP Connections (INACTIVE)

Give Ready Adults a Study Program (GRASP)

GRASP is a home-study HSE preparation program for adults who cannot attend our regular classes because of work schedules, family responsibilities, transportation problems or other difficulties. You must be 21 or older, no exceptions.

Assessment is done to identify student needs, and individualized lessons are designed.

On a regular two-week schedule, our experienced HSE teacher will prepare an individualized study packet for each learner. Learners will pick up these packets at a designated pick-up location. Assignments cover the five areas that are on the HSE exam. Study packets are returned to your teacher at their worksite

Instructional materials may consist of commercially printed materials. online software suites, and other web-based resources. Internet access is necessary to participate. Access is available at the Literacy Zones and local libraries.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must be 21 or older.

Students must attend orientation & registration sessions, as well as follow-up assessment sessions.

Students must be assessed with the TABE and demonstrate reading and math skills at the 9th grade level or higher.

Students must be able to deliver their completed homework packet and pick up their new homework packet every two weeks.

Students must be able to dedicate 6 hours each week to independent study and document that work.


Students must be computer literate. This includes the ability to type and use a word processor.

Students must have access to the Internet and email, whether it be at home, at the library or another location.

Students should schedule time for tutoring or join a study group to enhance their learning.

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