This article lets you discover all GED and HiSET prep class sites and testing facilities in the Fall River area. Massachusetts is using two options for its high school equivalency test program, the GED and the HiSET.
The HiSET and GED tests are available online and at certified testing centers.
The assessments are for adults who left high school before graduating and give them another chance to acquire an equivalent diploma.
The exams assess knowledge and capacities at a level that compares to that of high school graduates.
The GED® test comes with four separate subject tests in the areas of Social Studies, Literacy, Science, and Math.
The four GED subtests (modules) can be dealt with separately.
The HiSET® exam includes an English reading and an English writing test, so five subtests in total, that can be taken separately as well.
Online GED or HiSET testing was, until recently, not possible. Personal appearance at a state0designated Massachusetts testing site was required. Recent developments have changed that, however. Check below for information on new online GED and HiSET testing options.
Fall River GED prep classes
Bristol Community College-Adult Education
777 Elsbree St – Fall River – MA 02720 – Ph: (774) 357.2272/2373
Bristol Community College offers GED and HiSET classes at the school’s campuses in Attleboro, Taunton, and Fall River in face-to-face and online formats.
YouthBuild Fall River
45 Rock St – Fall River – MA 02720 – Ph: (508) 678-1975
Greater Fall River Re-Creation HiSET Program
45 Rock St – Fall River – MA 02720 – Ph: (508) 679-0922
MassHire Fall River Career Center
446 N Main St – Fall River – MA 02720 – Ph: (508) 730-5000
NOT a GED program but the Fall River Career Center offers, among many other services, job referral, job placement, and job development assistance.
GED prep classes around Fall River (cities by alphabet)
Bristol Comm. Coll.-Attleboro
11 Field Rd – Attleboro – MA 02703 – Ph: (774) 357.3769/2700
Check here for all -> Attleboro GED prep facilities
Mt. Hope High School (Bristol Co. Adult Learning)
199 Chestnut St – Bristol – RI 02809 – Ph: (401) 245-3392
Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center (AIALC)
740 W Main Road – Middletown – Rhode Island 02842 – Phone: (401) 847.7171
Middletown Baptist Church
1818 W Main Road – Middletown – Rhode Island 02842 – Phone: (401) 846-8382
Several local organizations and businesses support the Middletown Baptist Church to help the homeless population with GED instruction and individualized plans for housing and wellness.
Workers’ Education Program (UMass Dartmouth)
715 Purchase St – New Bedford – MA 02740 – Ph: (508) 910-9004
Located in the Star Store building
New Bedford High School Adult Learning Center
181 Hillman Street – New Bedford – Massachusetts 02740 – Ph: (508) 997-4511
Check our all New Bedford GED classes at New Bedford GED Programs
Florence Gray Center (East Bay Career Pathways)
1 York St – Newport – RI 02840 – Ph: (401) 712.3192
Bristol Community Coll.-Taunton Campus GED Instruction
2 Hamilton St – Taunton – MA 02780 – Ph: (774) 357-3767/2700
For all Taunton GED classes, <- check here
Bristol County Adult Learning Center
689 Main Street – Warren – Rhode Island 02885 – Ph: (401) 245.3392
East Bay Literacy Volunteers GED Instruction
17 Croade Street – Warren – Rhode Island 02885 – Ph: (401) 247.2177
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Fall River area GED test centers
From Fall River, Cities by Alphabet
Bristol Community College (Building G, 2nd Floor, Room 218, GED or HiSET)
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720, Phone 774-357-3978
Cranston Adult Education (GED)
83 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI 02910, Phone 401-270-8176
Aquidneck Island Adult Education (GED)
740 West Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842, Phone 401-847-7171
New Bedford HSE testing (GED or HiSET)
181 Hillman Street, New Bedford, MA 02740, Phone 508-997-4511 (ext. 2419)
New Bedford High School (HiSET)
230 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02740, Phone 508-997-4511 ext 2419
Community College of Rhode Island-Liston Campus (GED)
1 Hilton Street, Providence, RI 02905, Phone 401-455-6059
Online GED or HiSET testing options
Until recently, there never had been an option to sit for the HiSET or GED exam via the internet. That has changed, however, with the introduction of both an online HiSET and GED exam.
Modular GED or HiSET testing
The GED is modular. You have the option to take one or more subtests (modules) at a time. The HiSET subtests are available in both a paper-based and a computer-based version and are also modular.
To see if you can sign up for the Massachusetts HSE (High School Equivalency) program, go to this page: GED testing in Massachusetts.
The HSE (high school equivalency) credential is accepted just like a standard high school diploma across the nation. The degree will lead to better jobs and is the ticket to higher education. This way, they will have another shot at getting the career of their dream.
GED and HiSET scoring
The GED exam is scored on a scale of 100 to 200. The passing score on EACH of the four subtests is 45. The 145-164 range indicates high school equivalency, the 165-174 range indicates college-ready status, and the 175-200 range is the college-ready plus college credit score.
The HiSET passing score on each of the five modules (independent sub-exams) is 8 on a 0-20 scale. Your overall score must be no less than 45, and your essay must yield at least a 2-score (out of a possible 6).
With the GED program, many of the multiple-choice questions have gone. Now candidates will need to show their line of thinking when they work out mathematical questions, and you can take one of the four modules/tests at a time.
In the subject areas of Science and Social Studies, you must display your capability to think critically and focus on problem-solving as you address the questions before you. You need to show your level of awareness and your ability to analyze and solve issues.
Last Updated on June 19, 2022.