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KBC Adult Basic Education/GED Testing

Kachemak Bay Campus

Adult Basic Education

KBC's Adult Basic Education Program is available from August to May and offers the following:

  • Free classes and individual study programs in basic math, reading, writing, and spelling.
  • Preparation for the GED exams in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
  • GED testing in our Pearson-Vue test center.
  • Preparation for the college ACCUPLACER exam.
  • TABE testing for those interested in attending AVTEC.
  • Assistance with job readiness such as resume writing and interview skills.
  • English language classes for speakers of other languages (including reading, writing, and conversation). 
  • Citizenship preparation classes.

There is no charge for these classes and adults may enroll at any time between August and April.

Call (907) 235-7743 or email for more information.

GED Testing Process

  • Step 1: Call us at (907) 235-7743 to set up your pre-GED assessment (TABE).
    • There is no charge for TABE testing. It's important to take a TABE test to assess your skills. Students with tenth grade or above TABE scores can take the official GED practice test (GEDReady). Those with lower scores can attend free KBC classes or receive individualized instruction.
  • Step 2: Take the GED practice tests
    • There are four separate practice tests (GED Ready) that can be taken online: math, language arts, science and social studies. They cost $6 each. Students who are enrolled in the KBC program can take the practice tests for free. Your score report and study plan can be printed and presented to a GED facilitator at KBC for advising. Note that computer and calculator skills are required to take these practice tests. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the free online tutorial and practice test that is available at the same site.
  • Step 3: Determine if you are ready for the Official GED Test.
    • Ready? When you have GEDReady scores over 145 each, you are ready to take the official exams. The tests require seven hours of testing that can be completed over multiple days. Schedule your test with Heather Debolt (KBC GED Examiner) at 235-1601. The official GED exam costs $30 for each section, $120 total. Pay online here (if you do not have a credit or debit card, contact Heather). For official testing, remember to bring a photo ID with your signature and a secondary ID with your name and signature (or your SS number printed on an official document). In order to pass the exam, you must receive a score of 145 or better.
    • Not ready? Take some free courses at KBC and prepare yourself for this very important exam! All you have to pay for are books and a calculator. Classes run September through April. Stop by Bayview Hall and pick up a class schedule today. Visit us any time during the academic year!
  • Beware of GED online testing scams! Only practice tests are available online.

Contact Info


Michelle Waclawski
Adult Basic Education Coordinator/Instructor
Michelle Waclawski
mvwaclawski@alaska.edu
(907) 235-1602
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Pamela Simmons
Adult Basic Education Instructor
Pamela Simmons
pasimmons@alaska.edu
9072351606
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