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College and Test Preparation: Getting into College

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Note: As of September 2013, the Ohio Department of Education implemented new licensing tests for teachers, which has made the PRAXIS tests obsolete. The Ohio Assessments for Educators website has test preparation materials, as well as practice tests and test center information available here. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in a test guide or have questions. 

Ohio Assessments for Educators 

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A local nonprofit college access organization that partners exclusively with the Newark City Schools and provides scholarship aid to Newark students, such as the Last Dollar Grants.


The 2-1-1 Crisis/Hotline and Information Center of Pathways of Central Ohio offers confidential 24-hour, 7-day- a-week telephone crisis services.

150 Price Rd.

Newark, Ohio  43055

Official GED Testing Centers
AlphaLink Technologies 

1496 W. Main St.
Newark, Ohio  43055

Official GED Testing Centers
C-TEC of Licking County ABLE

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