General Educational Development (GED)
GED Testing in Massachusetts
The GED Testing Program in Massachusetts is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's GED Office. Thirty-three test centers operate state-wide to serve the needs of the adult population in need of a high school credential. Test centers are located throughout the state. They are responsible for registering, scheduling and administering the tests for their area.
The GED Testing Service in Washington, D.C. is responsible for developing the tests, norming and validating the tests and setting the minimum scoring requirements. In addition, GED Testing Service establishes required test procedures and requirements for administering the tests. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in concert with these GED Testing Service policies monitors and oversees the daily operation and activities of the test centers. It also recommends and sets state policies and procedures for the test centers.
We look forward to serving the adult population in need of a GED credential. If you have any questions after reviewing all the information provided on the other pages, please contact us.
Ruth Derfler, Director
Tom Mechem, State GED Chief Examiner
Olympia Solomon, GED Office Specialist
Please be advised that the Massachusetts GED® Credential can be neither earned nor obtained via the Internet or through correspondence programs. The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests)--developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education (GED Testing Service)-may require extensive preparation and/or the demonstration of a high level of high school knowledge and academic skills. The GED Tests are administered in Massachusetts only at Official GED Testing Centers under the direction of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, GED Office. Any other high school equivalency credential not issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education or another jurisdictional GED testing authority may be of dubious value and may not be accepted by employers, colleges and universities, or the military.