If you would like further information on post-secondary education, training, trade, or you need a GED VOUCHER number, please contact the following:
Allyson Westover
Career/Education Counselor
Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program
Maplewood Career Center
(330) 235-0020
 If you are interested in Career Training/Trade at Maplewood Career Center information:
If you are interested in furthering your education with post-secondary education:
Financial Aid Information
If you need further information regarding the GED: 
Ohio Department of Education http://www.education.ohio.gov
Ohio Board of Regents http://www.ohiohighered.org
Prepare for a Career: 





GED testing is administered by a testing company called Pearson Vue. The costs for the GED exam are determined by Pearson Vue and the Ohio Department of Education. The testing center and ABLE have no control over the test fees. It is recommended that you create your GED account a week to 10 days in advance. By creating your GED account in advance, you may be able to receive a voucher from the Ohio Department of Education for a significant portion of the costs.

1. Create an account at https://ged.com; you must have an active e-mail address

2. You must enter your e-mail address twice and create a password that is a least eight characters in length.

3. After your account is created:

· Enter your legal name as it appears on your primary identification.

· Enter basic demographic information (address, DOB, phone number)

· Complete GED Testing Service Registration Form and state/jurisdiction form

· After completing your registration you will be directed to your MyGED Dashboard

· Once at your dashboard you can either obtain study material, schedule your exam, obtain your scores, find a testing center, and view college & careers

· If at any time you need assistance, call Pearson-Vue at 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433).


1. You will need to have a valid credit card or debit card.

2. You must decide which parts of the GED exam you wish to take. You have the option of scheduling parts of the exam on the same day or different days and times.

3. The total cost of the 4-part GED test is $120.00 or $30 per section or module. You may be eligible to receive an exam voucher for $20.00 per section from the Ohio Department of Education. The voucher will be valid for up to 4 months. The voucher will be electronic and will be valid for your first attempt on all parts of the test for which you registered.

4. If you receive an exam voucher, you will be responsible for the balance, or $10.00 per test and $40.00 for the entire exam.

5. The voucher number is unique to you and can only be used by you.

6. Print and save a copy of your electronic voucher.

7. Log in at https://ged.com using your email and password you created in step 2.

8. Click on the Start-Scheduling button

9. Choose your preferred language

10. You MUST answer all questions, then hit the Continue button

12. Complete the questions related to your personal background

13. Click the Schedule This Exam button

14. All four test modules will be displayed with the length and price:







155 minutes





115 minutes





95 minutes





95 minutes




15. If you have received your voucher, you must have the voucher number; the voucher will pay for up to $20.00 per test section. You will be responsible for the remaining $10.00 per test section

16. Select as many modules as you wish (there is a 10 minute break between modules

17. If you schedule all 4 modules in one session, you will not receive a lunch break. If you wish to schedule a lunch break, create separate sessions within the same day.

18. Click the Next button.

19. You will see test centers located closest to the address you provided.

20. Select the desired testing center.

21. Click the Next button

22. Select your preferred date and time, an appointment confirmation screen will appear.

23. If all information is correct, click the Proceed to Checkout button

24. Confirm your personal information, then click the Next button

1. Read the GED Testing Services Policies

2. Check the box stating “I have read & agree to the GED Testing Services Policies listed above”; then click the Next button

3. Enter your Voucher number or Promotion Code

4. Enter credit card or debit card information for payment.

5. Click the Next button

6. Confirm your Order Details

7. Lastly, Click the Submit Order button

8. Print and save a copy of your receipt

9. You will receive an email with appointment details that include test time, test center address, identification required, cancellation and reschedule policy, and additional items you need to bring to the test center.

Request for Special Accommodations

All requests must be approved before the exam appointment is scheduled.

On the GED Testing Service Registration Form, students should indicate their interest in applying for accommodations by selecting YES on the question that asks about testing modifications based upon a documented disability or disorder. Once these registration forms are completed, students receive an email providing a link to the accommodation forms, guidelines, and directions for where to submit the request documentation.

GED Testing Service will review all accommodation requests within 30 days once received and correspond with students via email once a decision has been made.

Students will be able to discuss their request with a GED Accommodations Coordinator if they have any questions or if more information is needed for further review.

If a student is approved for accommodations, the Pearson VUE Accommodations Scheduling Team will contact the student and schedule the accommodated exam.

Day of GED Exam

Please arrive at your scheduled test center at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled time; there are several login requirements which will need to be completed by the test administrator prior to the beginning of the test.

Absolutely NO personal possessions are allowed in the testing room, including but not limited to

· Wallets

· Purses

· Hats

· Cellphones

· iPod

· IPad

· Palm Pad

· PDA’s

· Keys

· Watches

Test-takers are required to provide one valid form of identification. The ID must be government-issued and non-expired. It must also include the test-taker’s name, address, and date of birth, signature, and photograph.

GED Testing Service accepts the following primary forms of ID:

· Passport

· Driver’s license

· Learner’s Permit

· State of Ohio ID

· National/State/Country Identification Card

· Any other form of government-issued ID (national or foreign)


If you would like to find out where you are at educationally before you take GED 2014, the Adult Basic & Litearcy Education (ABLE) Program offers a four-day orientation.   You will take assessments to find out if you are actually ready to take the GED or if you need to brush up on your skills.   We have day and evening orientations available.  Call:  (330) 235-0020.
If you are ready to take GED 2014, the testing center is located in Portage, County, Ohio.  Please call:
Regina Holliday
(330) 297-1456, Ext. #103
Community Technology Center
43 South Prospect Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Classes are available throughout Portage County Ohio at various times throughout the day/week for your convenience.

All of our classes and materials are FREE-OF-CHARGE. The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program offers:

· Many sites in the Portage County area to accommodate your needs
with day, afternoon, and evening classes.

· Basic classes in English, math, and additional information for
other parts of the GED.

· Distant Learning is for a student that has basic computer knowledge
and the assessment scores to work from home with their
own computer. The student also has the option to come into
the site for one-on-one with a teacher.

·Career Job Counselor guides the student along the transitional
path into work or post-secondary education.

· Medical Readiness offers the student an introduction to the
medical field with basic soft skills, medical math, and
medical terminology. This course prepares you for
post-secondary education.

·ESOL – English for Speakers of Other Languages

·Post-secondary education preparation.

Start working towards your GED today!

We simply ask that you attend a four-day orientation to start your path to success! Call the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program (ABLE) at
(330) 235-0020.

GED Graduation

Maplewood Career Center

Celebrates GED Graduation

The smell of angel wing begonias and pride filled the air at the Maplewood Career Center’s Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) GED graduation on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The room filled up with approximately 250 guests as they witnessed the 2013 GED graduates walk down the aisle to “Pomp and Circumstance.” Doris Schoning, Coordinator of the ABLE Program and Director of the Portage County Literacy Coalition, welcomed the GED graduates, their guests, and friends. The evening started off with a round of introductions and speakers, which included: Randy Griffith, Superintendent of Maplewood Career Center, Sarah Lawry, representing Senator Sherrod Brown, and Kathleen Clyde, Ohio House Representative.

Doris Schoning, the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Coordinator and PCLC Director presented an “Outstanding Partnership” award to Kent’s Goodwill Industries Manger, Dee Gillespie. Later she presented an award to one of the volunteer tutors, Patti Akers, for her dedication and commitment to the ABLE reading students.

Continuing Education Student, Fiona Harris who spoke at the event and three GED graduates, Shannon Bernard, Kayla Harper, and Hannah Kascle, shared their comments. The PCLC provides awards in literacy and scholarships every year to Adult Basic and Literacy Education students. Laure Gauntner, the PCLC President, presented awards to three literacy students this year, which included: James Howerton, Heather White, and Shirley Goslin. Doris Schoning, Coordinator of the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program and PCLC Director presented the Helen Jane and Don M. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship to two ABLE students. The first award was given to a student that is starting college at Kent State University in the medical field, Amanda Griffith. The second award was given to a student that is currently attending Kent State University and continuing her education in Computer Sciences, Fiona Harris.

         Finally, Dan Rogge, Director of Adult Basic Education, called students up to the stage to receive their certificates. Excitement began to buzz through the air as the GED graduation ceremonies came to an end. Randy Griffith, the Maplewood Career Center Superintendent, looked into the crowd of proud and excited graduates and asked them to turn their tassels. Doris Schoning stated a few exiting words before the graduates left the room as the song “Stars and Stripes” played.
            Many thanks were given to all that have helped in making this event a success. Also, there was a tremendous thank you given to the Portage County Retired Teacher’s Association for taking the time to make cookies, which they served with cake and punch.

All of our Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes are free. If you are in need of your GED, are interested in brushing up on English or math skills, or are transitioning into post-secondary education, training, or trade, please call at us at (330) 235-0020 for more information.

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Program
Maplewood Carer Center
7075 St. Rt. #88
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
 (330) 235-0020 
ABLE offices are located off of the parking lot on the left.  The building is marked with an "A."  Come through the first set of silver doors.   Our office is the first door on the right.
Adult Basic & Literacy Education

Vision Statement
Create and maintain the best system to deliver foundation skills to adults in Ohio.
Mission Statement
To provide quality leadership to ABLE Programs for the development, improvement, and expansion of lifelong learning opportunities for adults in their family, community, and work roles.
State Goals
1.  Provide services to additional adults
2.  Ensure program accountability
3.  Provide services in the area of Family Literacy
4.  Provide workforce education services
5.  Facilitate an ongoing Professional Development process
6.  Facilitate interagency coordination and collaboration
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