GED Classes

Anyone interested in being tutored for preparing to take their GED should contact the GED coordinator, Richard Morse.  He can be reached by email at  Free tutoring is offered right here in town at the town library. At this time there is no charge for the tutoring or for taking the GED test. That will change on January 1, 2014 when a fee will be charged for taking the tests.

The Outreach Center's GED preparatory tutoring is designed for adults who have a strong desire to take and pass the GED test. This is not a class, it is more of a home study program. A team of volunteer tutors works weekly with students focusing on developing the skills needed to pass the exam. We'll provide the tutors and some materials, all you need is enthusiasm.

About the GED:

The tests of General Education Development, also called the GED, are used to measure the academic knowledge acquired by persons who have not completed a high school curriculum. Some students may drop out of school while others may face certain hardships that prevent them from completing high school. Whatever the reason for not completing high school, most students discover that a high school diploma is essential for obtaining a long-term career. GED tests allow people to obtain a high school diploma by taking and passing a multi-part test.

The GED consists of five multiple-choice tests plus a timed essay test. The five subject areas covered by the GED are Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Mathematics. Each area covers the material that high school students learn during that particular course of study.

The test is created by the collaborative efforts of secondary school educators, adult educators, and subject matter experts. In order to ensure the fairness and accuracy of the GED tests, each question is scrutinized by test specialists.

In order to create a test that most accurately reflects the content students learn in high school, the GED is standardized on a regular basis. The standardizing procedure uses the test scores of a stratified random sample of graduating high school students who are tested in the spring of their senior year. The scores of these students are used as the performance standard that must be matched by students attempting the GED.

GED tests were first developed in 1942 as a means to allow World War II veterans to complete high school. According to the Digest of Education Statistics and GEDTS statistics, 1 of every 9 high school diplomas is a GED credential. Statistics also reveal that 1 out of every 20 first-year college students are GED graduates.


At a time which is convenient for the tutor and the student.


Rick Morse