GED Classes Parkersburg, West Virginia

Posted here are all HiSET and GED prep locations and testing sites in the Parkersburg area. West Virginia offers the HiSET and GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

In past years, the state used the TASC exam for that purpose, but that exam was discontinued by the end of 2021.

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Like the GED®, the HiSET® exam gives people who never graduated from high school an extra option to earn an equivalent degree.

The HiSET has five subtests in the fields of

  • English Reading
  • English Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

The GED exam includes four modular sub-exams as the Writing and Reading sections were merged into one Language Arts sub-exam.

West Virginia takes up the tab for its residents’ High School Equivalency testing, and in West Virginia, only computerized testing is available.

The HiSET and GED exams can be taken online by qualifying students or at one of West Virginia’s official test sites.

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Parkersburg GED Prep Facilities

RESA V Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center
2507 9th Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-485-6513 ext. 1322

Mid-Ohio Valley Adult Education
916 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-917-3556

Lakeview Adult Center
212 Lakeview Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-420-9659

Lincoln Adult Center
3010 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-420-9508

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Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Ohio Valley (@Parkersburg/Wood Co. Public Library)
3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-420-4613
Tutoring Program: Math, Reading, and ESL

Wood County Adult Learning Center (located in St. Joseph Landing)
600 18th Street, #610, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Phone: 304-834-1019

Parkersburg Correctional Center HSE Program
225 Holiday Hills Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104, Phone: 304-420-2443
Not open to the public

Locations around Parkersburg (Cities by Alphabet)

OhioMeansJobs-Athens County Aspire GED Program
510 W Union Street, Suite 102, Athens, OH 45701, Phone: 740-797-1405

Stevens Literacy Center Aspire Program (Ohio University Literacy Center)
McCracken Hall 218, Athens, OH 45701, Phone: 740-593-4462

Athens YouthBuild (Athens Resiliency Center)
5 N Shafer Street, Athens, OH 45701, Phone: 740-596-1117

Charleston Career Center (SPOKES)
1321 Plaza E, Charleston, West Virginia 25325, Phone 304.347.9245
See all Charleston area HSE prep locations here -> Charleston Area GED Classes

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Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center
5260 E Little Kanawha Highway, Grantsville, WV 26147, Phone: 304-354-6151

Tri-County Adult Education
134 S Penn Avenue, Harrisville, WV 26362, Phone: 304-643-4120

Washington County Career Center ASPIRE
21740 State Route 676, Marietta, OH 45750, Phone: 740-885-5990 or 740-373-6283
Ohio helps students with the cost of the GED and HiSET testing by providing vouchers. You create your account on the GED or HiSET website, and based on your home address, the websites will assist you with finding the institution where you can get information about receiving your GED or HiSET testing voucher.

Morgan County Learning Center 
4277 State Road 376, McConnelsville, OH 43756, Phone: 740-568-1960

Monongalia Co. Literacy Volunteers 
235 High St, Ste 317, Morgantown, WV 26508, Phone: 304-296-3400
To see all Morgantown area GED classes, visit Morgantown Area GED Programs

Tri-County Career Center ASPIRE Program
15676 State Route 691, Nelsonville, OH 45764, Phone: 740-753-5464/797-1405

Mason County WorkForce West Virginia Career Center
404 Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550, Phone: 304-675-7726

Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute
2134 N Pleasants Highway, St. Marys, WV 26170, Phone: 304.684.2464 or 304.485.6513 ext. 1320

OhioMeansJobs-Athens County ASPIRE Program
70 N Plains Road, Suite C, The Plains, OH 45780, Phone: 740.797.1405

West Union First Assembly of God (Doddridge County Adult Education)
203 Neely Street, West Union, WV 26456, Phone: 304.873.2300 ext. 28

Mid-East Career & Technology Center (ASPIRE)
400 Richards Road, Zanesville, OH 43701, Phone: 740.454.7242
Check here for more -> Zanesville GED prep classes

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Parkersburg Area GED Testing Centers

Wood County Technical Center
1515 Blizzard Drive | Parkersburg | West Virginia 26101 | Phone 304-420-9501

From here, cities by alphabet

Wirt County High School
431 Mulberry Street | Elizabeth | West Virginia 26143 – Phone 304-275-4241

Ritchie County High School
201 Ritchie County School Road | Suite 1 | Ellenboro | West Virginia 26346 | Phone 304-869-3526

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center
5260 East Little Kanawha Highway | Grantsville | West Virginia 26147 | Phone 304-354-6151

Washington County Career Center
21740 State Route 676 | Marietta | OH 45750 | Phone 740-373-6283/2766

Morgan County Learning Center (HiSET)
4277 Route 376 NW | McConnelsville | OH 43756 | Phone 740-454-8242/7242

Mid Ohio Valley Technical Institute
2134 North Pleasant Highway | St. Marys | West Virginia 26170 | Phone 304-684-2464 or 304-869-3526

HiSET Scoring

The five HiSET modules are scored on a 0 to 20 scale. You need to attain at least 8 points on EACH of the sub-exams, and your total score must be at least 45 points. Additionally, your essay must have a 2-point score. Averaging is not possible, so you need to attain a passing score (8 points) on each of the five HiSET subtests that may be taken one at a time.

GED Scoring

Your GED scores are measured on a 100 to 200 scale and the passing score on each subtest is 145. Averaging is no option. Scores in the 145-164 category indicate high school equivalent results, scores in the 165-174 category are college-ready results, and if you attain results in the 175-200 category, you’ll also receive college credits.

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Last Updated on December 17, 2023.