GED Classes Pittsfield, Massachusetts

In this article, you can find all GED or HiSET prep sites and testing centers in the Pittsfield region. Massachusetts is using two options for the state’s High School Equivalency testing program: the HiSET and GED exams.

Both tests can now be taken online and at certified testing facilities.

The exams offer adults who did not accomplish high school the chance to acquire an equivalent degree.

Both tests measure basic knowledge at a level comparable to what students usually learn in four years of high school.

The GED® has four individual subtests in

  • Science
  • Math
  • English Language
  • Social Studies

You can write these modules (separate sub-eams) one at a time and in your desired order.

There are five HiSET® tests: English reading, English writing, science, social studies, and math, that may be taken separately as well.

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The GED tests are fully computer-formatted, while the HiSET is offered both on paper and on a computer.

Taking the HiSET or GED exam was, until recently, not possible. Now, that has changed with the arrival of both a GED and a HiSET online testing option. Check below for more information.

Go to our page, “The Massachusetts GED Test,” to read about Massachusetts testing costs and qualification criteria, GED and HiSET passing scores, and more.

Pittsfield GED Prep Sites

William Stickney Pittsfield Adult Learning Center
141 North Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 9530

Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County
1 Wendell Avenue | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 9487
Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County is located at the Berkshire Athenaeum, main floor.

MASSHire Pittsfield Career Center
160 North Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 499 – 2220

Helen Berube Teen Parent Program
290 South Street | Pittsfield | MA 01202 | Ph: (413) 443 – 2530
This is an educational program for pregnant and parenting teens that offers daycare on-site.

Berkshire County House of Correction
467 Cheshire Road | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Ph: (413) 443 – 7220
Not open to the general public

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Locations around Pittsfield (Cities by Alphabet)

C.T. Plunkett Elementary School (North Berkshire Adult Basic Education)
14 Commercial Street | Adams | MA 01220 | Ph: (413) 662 – 5314
North Berkshire Adult Basic Education is providing, among other programs, HSE (high school equivalency) preparation classes. There are also a few new programs available, such as Career Pathways, College, and Career Readiness Skills.

All classes (day- and evening-time) start in September and are offered at three sites in North Berkshire (Adams, North Adams, and Williamstown). GED or HiSET prep classes (including books and study materials) are offered to participating applicants at no cost. To sign up, or for more information, please call North Berkshire Adult Basic Education at 413-662-5314.

Tony Clement Education Center (Albany School District)
395 Elk Street | Albany | NY 12206 | Ph: (518) 475 . 6071
All Albany area GED classes <- are listed here

Bennington Tutorial Center (GED)
208 Pleasant Street | Bennington | VT 05201 | Phone: (802) 447 . 0111

Southern Hilltowns Adult Education
26A Main Street | Chester | MA 01011 | Phone (413) 354 – 1055

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Literacy Network of Southern Berkshire (Lee Library)
100 Main Street | Lee | MA 01238 | Ph: (413) 243 – 0471

Berkshire Dyslexia Learning Center 
4 Birchwood Lane | Lenox | MA 01240 | Ph: (413) 553 – 3619

Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts)
1130 Church Street | North Adams | MA 01247 | Ph: (413) 412-1118 or (413) 662 – 5314
NBABE is located on the Campus of Drury High School. The entrance is located on the left of the school’s main entrance (under the overhang Suite A2). NBABE offers the free Career Pathways Program for qualifying North Adams residents who sign up for the High School Equivalency Completion Program. Vouchers are available to compensate for testing fees, and one-on-one career coaching, college readiness, and employment training are also offered. The program is funded by the city of North Adams.

North Adams Career Center (BerkshireWorks)
37 Main Street | North Adams | MA 01247 | Ph: (413) 663 – 1111
For referrals and advice only

Milne Public Library (Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education)
1095 Main Street | Williamstown | MA 01267 | Ph: (413) 662 – 5314

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GED and HiSET Online Testing Options

It was never possible to take the GED or HiSET exam over the Internet. That is, until recently! Both exams were offered only at state-designated, official test centers. Recently, however, we’ve seen the arrival of a new, online, proctored testing format for both exams.

To read more about the new online ‘HiSET-Exam-At-Home’ option, visit: ‘Introducing the online HiSET test.’ For more detailed information about the newly introduced online GED testing option, check out this article: ‘Introducing the online GED exam.’

GED vs. HiSET

Massachusetts’ Department of Elementary & Secondary Education announced that the state covers the fees of GED and HiSET testing. Check here for more details and to learn about promo codes.

Pittsfield Area Testing Sites

Berkshire Comm. College GED Testing (Jonathan Edwards Library, Room E-10)
1350 West Street | Pittsfield | MA 01201 | Phone (413) 236-1655

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Capital Region BOCES (GED)
900 Watervliet Shaker Road | Albany | NY 12205 | Phone: (518) 862.4791
Check here for all Albany GED testing options

Tutorial Center Bennington (GED)
208 Pleasant Street | Bennington | VT 05201 | Phone (802) 447-0111

Berkshire Community College-Great Barrington South County Center (HiSET)
343 Main Street | Great Barrington | MA 01230 | Phone (413) 236-1656

Greenfield Comm. Coll. GED & HiSET Testing
One College Drive | Greenfield | MA 01301 | Phone (413) 775-1821/1147

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (Library, HiSET)
275 Church Street | North Adams | MA 02147 | Phone (413) 236-1656

James House Community Learning Center HiSET Testing
42 Gothic Street | Northampton | MA 01060 | Phone (413) 552-2112

Capital District Ed. Opportunity Center (GED)
431 River Street | Troy | NY 12180 | Phone (518) 273-1900

GED Scoring

The GED is scored on a 100-200 scale where a score of 145 – 164 indicates high school equivalency, a 165 – 174 score indicates college readiness and a 175 – 200 score will result in college credit as well.

The HiSET sub-exams are scored on a 0-20 scale, and the minimally required result is an 8-score. Overall, you must reach at least 45 points, and your essay must have at least 2 out of 6 points.

The GED program offers the possibility to register and pay for one of the four tests separately. The five HiSET subtests may also be taken one at a time.

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024.