In 2014, testing to acquire a secondary (High School) diploma changed. The two tools used in Pennsylvania are: GED or HiSET. The GED is a computer based only assessment while the HiSET can be taken on the computer or manually. There are also two ways to prepare for the test. A structured 3-4 day per week course is administered by the Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning program (WELL). This program offers free courses for both ABE and GED level students. Pan African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP) provides individual classes at a nominal fee in each subject that prepares you to take the GED and College entry and/or employment assessments.
Before participation in the WELL or PASCEP Program, all students must come in to complete the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
WELL classes contact 215-204-2560 for PASCEP classes register on line and we will call you for assessment. (All assessments take place Tuesday and Wednesday between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.)
CSPCD, Mitten Hall, 2nd floor, Room 200 East, 215-204-2560, well @temple.edu
PASCEP, 1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave, 2nd Floor, Room 220, 215-204-1993, firstname.lastname@example.org
PASCEP GED Prep courses include Mathematics 101, Transitional Math, Social Studies and Economics, English 101, Earth Science, and Creative Writing.