Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs in the US, List 3

This is a continuation of Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs in the United States, Alabama through Colorado. This list includes the states of Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

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Kansas

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Kansas flag - Zerrin - AdobeStock_3247062

GED in Kansas is handled by the Kansas Board of Regents. The state is continuing its partnership with GED Testing Service and, as of January 1, 2014, offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test. The most helpful information on the state's page is found in the navigation bar on the left.

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Kentucky flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124283494

The department of Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE), a unit of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education, is responsible for increasing the number of college-ready GED graduates.

In 2014, when options became available for GED and high school equivalency testing, Kentucky chose to continue its partnership with GED Testing Service, which now offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test.

If you are an adult student in Kentucky pursuing a GED, you'll want to click on the Student tab on the left navigation bar on the main KYAE Web page. From there, you can find free adult education programs in each of Kentucky's 120 counties, with a phone number for each. You'll also find a link to the GED Testing Service, where you can find additional information about free services available to you.

Kentucky offers other services for adults seeking to improve their situation. Click on Services in the left navigation bar for information about learning English as a second language, civics education for students seeking citizenship, family literacy programs, workforce education, and corrections education.

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Louisiana

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Louisiana flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124282791

You will find some adult literacy info on the Louisiana Department of Education site, but the high school equivalency program is handled by the Louisiana Community & Technical College System. Unfortunately, adult education info on this site is difficult to find. It's on the WorkReadyU page, the link to which is in the drop-down menu on the About Us tab.

Once you find WorkReadyU, look for High School Equivalency Program in the navigation menu on the left side of the page.

As of January 1, 2014, Louisiana is using the new HiSET test, developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service.) Be sure to visit the HiSET website for additional info.

You'll find more info by clicking on the HiSET Information tab, also on the left navigation bar.

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Maine

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Maine flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124287469

The Maine Department of Education partners with the Maine Adult Education Association to provide adult education in the state. Effective January 1, 2014, the state switched from the GED test to the new HiSET high school equivalency test developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service). Be sure to visit the HiSET website, too.

High school equivalency information is a little hard to find on the Maine Adult Education Association's website.

In the center of the page there is a light yellow box with three tabs at the bottom of it: Featured Courses, Browse Categories, and Connect with MAEA. Click on Browse Categories. You'll get five choices on the right side of the yellow box. Click on Browse High School Completion Programs. On the left side of that page, you'll find a HiSET link.

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Maryland

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Maryland flag - WilliamSherman - E Plus - GettyImages-157603092

Adult education in Maryland is handled by the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation as part of the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning. Click on the GED info/Testing tab at the top of the page for information about taking the GED test. Maryland partners with GED Testing Service, which offers the 2014 computer-based GED test.

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Massachusetts flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124286867

Effective January 1, 2014, the state of Massachusetts switched from the GED (General Educational Development) test to the new computer-based HiSET program from ETS (Educational Testing Service).

Adult education in Massachusetts is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary High School Equivalency (HSE) Office. This website includes a link to ETS, the company that administers the HiSET test for Massachusetts, and, in the left navigation bar, links to specific information about the program in this state. 

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Michigan flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124285736

The best way to find GED information at Michigan.gov is to search for GED in the search box at the top of the page. The first result is a link to the Michigan Workforce Development Agency, which oversees this aspect of adult education in Michigan.

When GED and high school equivalency testing options became available in the United States on January 1, 2014, Michigan chose to continue its partnership with GED Testing Service, which now offers a computer-based GED test. Your best option for information is to visit GED Testing Service, where you can find testing centers in your own county.