Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs in the US, List 5

This is a continuation of Find GED and High School Equivalency Programs in the United States, Alabama through Colorado. It includes the states of New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.

See Alabama through Colorado.

See Connecticut through Iowa.

See Kansas through Michigan.

See Minnesota through New Jersey.

See South Dakota through Wyoming.

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New Mexico

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New Mexico flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124282606

GED testing in New Mexico is handled by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The state continued its partnership with GED Testing Service as of January 1, 2014, offering the new 2014 computer-based GED test, and added the option of taking the

new high school equivalency test called HiSET, developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service). Be sure to visit the HiSET website, too.

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New York

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New York flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124281633

On January 1, 2014, New York switched to the new high school equivalency (HSE) test developed by McGraw Hill called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC. It is computer based, although a paper-based test is available. You'll see reference to PBT (paper-based test). The state formerly offered the GED (General Educational Development) test from GED Testing Service.

You'll find everything you need on the Adult Education page of the New York State Education Department website, including what happens to your old GED test scores.

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North Carolina

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North Carolina flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124277550

GED testing in North Carolina is handled by the North Carolina Community College System. The state offers all three new computer-based high school equivalency tests:

  1. GED Testing Service (partner in the past)
  2. HiSET Program, developed by ETS (Educational Testing Service)
  3. Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC, developed by McGraw Hill)

The High School Equivalency page offers prices, Information on next steps, and a link to finding records and transcripts.

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North Dakota

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North Dakota flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124285940

GED testing in North Dakota is handled by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The state continued its partnership with GED Testing Service as of January 1, 2014, and offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test.

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Ohio flag - Ionas Kaltenbach - Lonely Planet Images - GettyImages-148600320

GED testing in Ohio is handled by the Ohio Department of Education. The state continued its partnership with GED Testing Service and, as of January 1, 2014, offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test.

 For more info about adult education in Ohio, see: How to Find Adult Education and Earn Your GED in Ohio More »

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Oklahoma

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Oklahoma flag - George Doyle - Stockbyte - GettyImages-57340608

GED testing in Oklahoma is handled by the Oklahoma Department of Education. The state continued its partnership with GED Testing Service and, as of January 1, 2014, offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test. You'll find some helpful links to Oklahoma policies, and to the GED Testing site.

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Oregon

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Oregon flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124278828

GED testing in Oregon is handled by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. The state is continuing its partnership with GED Testing Service and, as of January 1, 2014, offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test.

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Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124284142

GED testing in Pennsylvania is handled by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. You'll find the GED page in the dropdown menu at the top of the page under Postsecondary & Adult.

Pennsylvania calls GED (General Educational Development) the Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma, or CSSD. The state offers two options:

  1. The new 2014 computer-based GED test provided by the GED Testing Service. You'll find links to additional info along the right side of the page.
  1. 30 College Credit Option -- proof that you are a Pennsylvania resident with a minimum of 30 semester hours of study at an accredited institution(s) of postsecondary education located in the United States. There's a link to an application for this option. 
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Rhode Island

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Rhode Island flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124281040

GED testing in Rhode Island is handled by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). The state is continuing its partnership with GED Testing Service and, as of January 1, 2014, offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test.

But there are two options for you in Rhode Island. In addition to the GED, Rhode Island offers the National External Diploma Program (NEDP).

The NEDP is a "performance assessment system that is competency-based, and expects adults to demonstrate their ability in a series of simulations that parallel job and life situations. Participants are evaluated against a criterion of excellence instead of by comparison to others."

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South Carolina flag - Fotosearch - GettyImages-124291376

GED testing in South Carolina is handled by the South Carolina Department of Education. The state continued its partnership with GED Testing Service and offers the new 2014 computer-based GED test as of January 1, 2014.

For more info on adult education in the state, see: How to Find Adult Education and Earn Your GED in South Carolina More »