High School Equivalency: GED Preparation

GED CLASSES ARE CLOSED FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR.
NEW CLASSES WILL BEGIN IN AUGUST, 2017.
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN JULY, 2017.

There are four subject exams on the GED test: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies. Before registering, students may visit the GED website to learn more about the exam. 

The Literacy Council provides GED preparation classes, but is not a GED testing center. Our instructors will help you navigate the GED website when you are ready to schedule a test, but you will not test at the Literacy Council. 

After registering for classes, students complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test independently in our computer lab. This test will indicate whether the student will begin in a GED Level or Pre-GED Level class. 

GED level classes meet each Tuesday & Thursday from either 1 - 4 p.m. or
6 - 9 p.m. Students will select the time that best works for them. A textbook is required for GED level classes. 

Pre-GED level classes meet each Tuesday & Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. 

Literacy Council staff cannot guarantee a student's schedule until after testing has been completed and a level is confirmed. If the student cannot attend classes during the scheduled time (afternoons or evenings), the student will be placed on a Wait List until a tutor can be matched for a more convenient time. 

Classes are offered for the full academic year (August - May) with a short, intensive review over the summer.

Outreach location: GED classes are also available at the Ridgemont Early Childhood Center: 5353 Ridge Creek Circle, Houston, TX 77053. Classes are held in the evening (6 - 8:30 p.m.) and childcare is available on site. 

GED classes are taught only in English. Students must be proficient English speakers and readers before beginning citizenship classes. Sometimes, ESL assessments may be administered during registration. 

GED Preparation Resources

Visit the GED website and complete a practice test. Your scores may help you decide if preparation classes are the best fit for you. Two practice tests are available:

1. GED Ready is the official practice test of the GED exam. The practice test costs $6 per subject ($24 total) and will provide score feedback if you are likely to pass the exam. If you're not ready to pass the test, the score report will provide specific feedback about what to study next.

2. Try the free practice test to preview the content and technology of the GED exam.