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Northwest Regional ESD
5825 NE Ray Circle; Hillsboro, OR 97124

Holly Hooge, GED Chief Examiner

Phone: 503-614-1419
Fax: 503-614-1440

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General Educational Development (GED®) testing is one of the many services offered through the Northwest Regional ESD. Tests are administered at the Northwest Regional ESD office in Hillsboro, Oregon.


GED® tests are developed by the American Council on Education to enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate the attainment of developed abilities normally acquired thorough completion of a high school program of study.

In accordance with the policies established by the Commission on Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, the GED® Testing Service, and the Oregon Department of Education, the NWRESD offers GED® Testing to qualified applicants at the Washington County Service Center in Hillsboro.



Registration is required before testing


Special accommodations are available upon request and approval for those with disabilities of physical and mental impairments. Please contact the GED® Examiner for further information and/or access the forms at this website: http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/accommodations-for-disability



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You may schedule appointments for testing after you have registered a this website: www.ged.com




Schedule (Subject to change)

Effective Septemeber 2014- June 2015

MONDAY: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

TUESDAY: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

* Registration required before testing.


           The GED® test will be about 7 hours long with the timing for each subject area as


           The Reasoning Through Language Arts test is 150 minutes long and testing is  

           broken down into three sections:

                  Section 1 (35 minutes*) tests all content

                  Section 2 (45 minutes) is the Extended Response portion of the test

                  Student break (10 minutes)

                  Section 3 (60 minutes*) tests all content


           *The time allotted for sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will

           always be 150 minutes.

           The Mathematical Reasoning test is 115 minutes long and is one single section.

                  Part 1 - Calculators not allowed (five questions)

                  Part 2 - Calculators allowed

           Students must submit their answers to the first five questions before moving on to            the rest of the test. These parts are not timed separately.

           The Social Studies test is 90 minutes long and testing is broken down into two                     sections:

                  Section 1 (65 minutes) tests all content

                  Section 2 (25 mintes) is the Extended Response portion of the test

           The Science tests is 90 minutes long and is one single section. There are two Short              Answer questions included on the test, but they are not timed separately. Students

           are expected to manage their time and spend about 10 minutes on each of the

           Short Answer questions.



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You will be able to access scores and records through your GED.com account that you set up at registration.


The GED® Administration Office will no longer be providing GED® transcripts, certificates, and verifications. These documents can be obtained from DiplomaSender at www.DiplomaSender.com



Anyone seeking a duplicate transcript or GED® Diploma must do so using the state's GED® document fulfillment service, Diploma Sender . You will need a credit or debit card to complete your online order. More information


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Study materials are available to help prepare for the GED® test. These materials may be purchased from your local bookstore or borrowed from the library.

Take a few minutes today to see what the 2014 GED® test has in store for you.

Access the free practice test

Local and area resources include:

There are some GED® Prep Programs in the area and you can go to for classes or to take a Pre-test to see how you score:

1. Dr. Elizabeth, Ferris Deer Park Academy in Beaverton
503-591-4144 liz_ferris@beaverton.k12.or.us

2. Tiffany Mosqueda, Miller Ed in Hillsboro (16-21)
503-844-1000 x2502 mosquedt@hsd.k12.or.us 

3. JJ (Jeremy Johnson), Connect Program Miller Ed (same building as above). He operates under the Dept of Labor and helps the students prepare for GED Testing and also to find employment.
503-844-1013 johnsjer@hsd.k12.or.us 

4. Mathilda Lee, PCC, YES Program (Resource Specialist)
971-722-7129  mlee@pcc.edu

5. Portland Community College GED® Classes in Forest Grove:  Intake for new students at the Forest Grove location is Wed. Sept. 12, Thursday Sept. 13, Tuesday Sept. 18 and  Sept. 19  at 6:00  pm in room 2115 at Forest Grove High School, 1401 Nichols Lane. The intake session lasts about 1 ½ hours.  Fall term starts Monday September 24 for the math class, and Tuesday September 25 for the Comprehensive class.  Classes are Mondays from 6:00 – 8:00, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Classes run for 10 weeks.

Students  who attend class regularly and pass all 4 GED® exams can apply for a 12-credit scholarship at PCC to be used within one year of completing the GED®.    Parking is free at the Forest Grove location. There is no class fee at this time. 


7. On-line : www.pbs.org/literacy, www.gedpractice.com, www.4test.com, www.testprepreview.com, www.gedtest.com, www.gedonline.org, acenet.edu

8. For scholarships and financial help, visit Portland Literacy Council @ portlandliteracy.org for more information and to download an application.

Other resources include websites containing practice questions and other test taking information:

Did You Know?

More than 800,000 adults take the GED® Tests each year.
Those who obtain scores high enough to earn a GED diploma outperform at least one-third of today's high school seniors.
GED® graduates include: Bill Cosby, Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, Delaware's Lieutenant Governor Ruth Ann Minner, and U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
One out of every seven people who graduate each year earns that diploma by passing the GED® Tests.
68 percent of GED® test-takers plan to enter a college, university, or trade, technical or business school during the next year.
The average age of people taking the GED® Tests is 24.4.

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