Community College and Workforce Development

General Educational Development (GED ) Program

The General Educational Development (GED) serves as a bridge to higher education, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities for Oregonians who have not earned a high school diploma. The program provides the GED test to adults without a high school credential.

The Oregon GED® program is administered by the HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD). The office works in partnership with GED Testing Service (GEDTS), the 17 community colleges and other state, community, county and local partners to provide testing and preparation and instruction across the state. The Oregon GED program provides leadership, technical assistance, training, professional development and guidance in support of the new 2014 GED test series to community colleges, Oregon Department of Education Option Program, many community programs, and over 70 test sites across Oregon.

For comprehensive information on the Oregon GED program, see the Oregon GED Program website here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the GED

Key Information for Students and Partners

Annual Statewide GED Summit

Each year, CCWD hosts this convening, bringing together all state and local organizations working with the GED community to collaborate for student success.

GED Data and Metrics

CCWD administrators of the Oregon GED program work closely with the GED Testing Program on student success statistics and metrics, including the new 2014 GED test series. GED Testing Service releases an annual statistical report providing a snapshot of the GED testing program as a whole, including pass rates, candidate demographics, and trends across time.

Preparation and Instruction

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