Our GED Program
Starting in January, we will again be offering both daytime and evening GED® classes.
Our daytime program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:00 am to noon at Employment Skills Center. Registration and orientation for the daytime classes will be held on January 16 and 18 from 9:00 to noon. Please plan to attend both dates!
Our evening program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Carlisle High School’s Fowler Building, Room F01. Registration and orientation for the evening class will not be held on January 16 as scheduled due to the weather. We will now hold Registration and Orientation on Thursday, January 18 and Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fowler Building. Please plan to attend both dates!
View our Spring 2018 GED flyer here!
Our GED® class prepares adults without a high school diploma to take the GED® (General Educational Development) tests. The GED® is a group of subject tests that covers the core academic areas of a high school curriculum. It is a nationally recognized high school equivalency credential. We provide lessons in Language Arts (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Instruction is tailored to meet individual student needs. We have helped hundreds of students pass their GED® tests and move on to better jobs and higher education. View our GED brochure here.
ESC Class Schedule:
Our class meets at the Employment Skills Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Individual and small group tutoring is available.
Off-site GED class:
We partner with Carlisle Area School District to offer Fall and Spring sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Carlisle High School. Check the CASD website for updated information on enrollment and scheduling: http://www.carlisleschools.org/community/adult_literacy
GED 2014® is here!
The old 2002 Series GED® test which was usually taken with paper and pencil expired at the end of 2013. If you passed only some of the 2002 series tests, those test scores will be no longer be accepted for credit by the PA Department of Education.
The new 2014 GED® test is administered on computer only. We provide computer practice as part of our GED curriculum to ensure all students are comfortable with the new computer based test format.
The new 2014 GED® test has four parts:
- Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) – 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
- Mathematical Reasoning – 115 minutes
- Science – 90 minutes
- Social Studies – 75 minutes
To preview the format of the new computer-based 2014 GED® Test, go here:
To preview the GED® 2014 test format and view practice questions, follow these links:
- Reasoning through Language Arts: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/itemsamplerrla/
- Mathematical Reasoning: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/itemsamplermath/
- Science: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/itemsamplerscience/
- Social Studies: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/itemsamplerss/
Find answers to your questions about the new 2014 GED® test here:
The passing score has moved from 150 to 145 for all four GED® test subjects! This score change is effective immediately, even though it won’t be reflected in your myGED® score report until the system is updated on March 1, 2016. Just know that if you score 145 or higher, you passed!
- This score change is retroactive. If you took the new GED® test in the past and scored 145 or higher, you have now PASSED that test. Log into GED.com on March 1, 2016 to see your updated record!
- In addition, beginning March 1, 2016, the Social Studies test will no longer include an extended response. The time for this test will decrease from 90 to 75 minutes.
MyGED® at www.GED.com is the online portal where students can create an account and learn more about the 2014 GED® program, locate testing centers, schedule tests, track their scores, and more.
Click here for a brief overview of MyGED®.
Employment Skills Center is an authorized Pearson Vue GED Testing Center.
All test scheduling and payments are handled through the www.GED.com portal.