This Test Center is
HILLSBORO TEST CENTER
Northwest Regional ESD
5825 NE Ray Circle; Hillsboro, OR 97124
Holly Hooge, GED Chief Examiner
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 by calling and scheduling registration and testing.
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. Tests are given in English format only at the Hillsboro office. The Information Bulletin by the GED Testing Service can offer more information on the GED tests.
Registration is required before testing by appointment only. This testing site will test persons only up to age 20.
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Anyone wishing to register for GED testing must be at NWRESD on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. No late admittance.
All new GED testing applicants must bring the following to registration:
You may schedule appointments for testing after you have registered (see registration section above).
Testing fees in the form of cash, money order, or voucher are required before the student can be registered.
Sept.2012 - June 2013 Schedule
9:00 a.m. Fees collected
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Completion of forms and test sign-ups.
|Math (90 min.)||Monday's||
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
|Language Arts: Writing (2 hrs.)||Tuesday's||
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
|Social Studies (70 min.)||Tuesday's||
12:00 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
|Reading (65 min.)||Tuesday's||
2:00 p.m. to 3:05 pm
|We are not providing Spanish testing at this time. Please call Portland Community College, Cascade Campus at 503-978-5680 or Willow Creek Campus at 971-722-6255. Exámenes en español – Este centro ya no administra los exámenes en español. Por favor, comuníquese a Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, al 503-978-5680 or Willow Creek Campus al 971-722-6255, para pedir su horario de exámenes en español o visite su sitio de internet: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/testing/ged/|
* Registration required before testing.
The current GED Test Series 2002 will expire after December 2013. A new test will be released in 2014. If you do not successfully complete and earn your GED certificate by December 2013, your existing incomplete record will no longer be valid and you will have to start over when the new 2014 Test is released. We encourage you complete testing and earn your GED certificate as soon as possible.
We are not providing Spanish testing at this time. Please call Portland Community College, Cascade Campus at 503-978-5680. Exámenes en español – Este centro ya no administra los exámenes en español. Por favor, comuníquese a Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, al 503-978-5680 para pedir su horario de exámenes en español o visite su sitio de internet: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/testing/ged/
The state of Oregon GED office will no longer provide phone verification of records. As a GED student requesting records, please open and print the following form:
Verifications cannot be done by telephone. To verify someone has earned a GED in Oregon:
Fax your company's completed official request form AND the examinee's signed information release to 503-378-8434. Requests missing the signed release will not be processed. The following must be included:
Examinee's name(s) at the time of testing;
The State GED office will then provide you with results by return fax. They will not fax a transcript or duplicate certificate. If you need a transcript or duplicate certificate, then you will need to submit by mail the GED Test Record Request Form and payment.
Link to the state GED webpage: www.oregon.gov/ccwd/ged/
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. The GED Testing Service offers the GED Information Bulletin to answer questions, and what the GED Tests look like.
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. Christopher Ford at Beaverton High School- Beaverton School District.
2. Mary Humphreys at Miller Ed in Hillsboro (16-21)
503-844-1000 x2502 email@example.com
3. JJ (Jeremy Johnson), Connect Program Miller Ed (same building). He operates under the Dept of Labor and helps the students prepare for GED Testing and also to find employment. 503-844-1013 firstname.lastname@example.org
4. PCC, YES Program- Mathilda Lee (Resource Specialist)
5. Portland Community College GED Classes in Forest Grove: Fall 2012 Portland Community College offers GED Preparation 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 5 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.
6. PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
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:
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.