Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Perry County Literacy Council to “provide educational programs for Perry County residents and families that will enable them to better function as productive and responsible citizens.”

Welcome to the Perry County Literacy Council

Saturday, May 3, 2014

What’s New at Perry County Literacy Council

(Updated January 2014)

Check the Events page for more details on the 11th Annual Chili Cook Off!

On January 1, 2014, all GED® Testing in Pennsylvania will be administered by computer. The 2014 GED® has been revised. The new assessment will continue to provide adults the opportunity to earn a high school credential, but it goes further by measuring career- and college-readiness skills that are the focus of today’s curriculum and tomorrow’s success. Four content areas—literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies—will measure a foundational core of knowledge and skills that are essential for career and college readiness.

The 2014 GED® test will be about 7 ¼ hours long with the timing as follows:

  • Reasoning through Language Arts is 150 minutes (including a 10-minute break)
  • Mathematical Reasoning is 90 minutes
  • Science is 90 minutes
  • Social Studies is 90 minutes

The 2014 GED® test is scored by computer. Test-takers will receive their scores immediately. They need to reach a score of at least 150 on each module and a total score of 600 across the four-module battery in order to receive their GED® test credential.

Pearson VUE is the approved vendor for all Pennsylvania 2014 GED® Computer-based testing. The Perry County Literacy Council is an approved Pearson VUE GED® Testing Site. Test takers will register online. Testing will be administered by computer at:


The Perry County Literacy Council

133 South Fifth Street

Newport, PA 17074

 The Perry County Literacy Council will assist residents with online registration and costs. Call 567-7323 for information and assistance.

The Perry County Literacy Council is committed to providing local access to GED® testing. In January, 2014, the Pearson VUE GED® Testing site will open with a day and evening testing schedule. This Perry County site was made possible with funding from generous foundations and service organizations that support local nonprofit organizations that serve Perry County residents:

  • PNC Foundation
  • Perry County Community Foundation
  • Lawrence and Julia Hoverter Charitable Foundation
  • Perry County Rotary Club
  • Perry County Literacy Council Funds

Perry County Literacy Council is a Tax-Exempt Organization

To send a donation, simply write a check to:
The Perry County Literacy Council
PO Box 37
Newport, PA 17074

Perry County Literacy Council receives significant support from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the South Central Workforce Investment Board. This is augmented when possible through various foundation funds through private grant applications. The Council itself is actively looking for local support through letters and e-mails sent to supporters, county organizations and businesses as well as through our Annual Giving Campaign in the Fall and the Race for Reading event on Derby Day.

Do you have a wish list?
We sure do!

If you would be willing to donate money for the following items, or the items themselves, it would be very much appreciated:

  • Paper products (towels, tissues, foam plates or cups, plastic ware)
  • Office Supplies (copier paper, envelopes, post-it notes, etc.)
  • Tablets of any size, lined or unlined
  • Plain white envelopes
  • Casio calculators


Donate to the Perry County Literacy Council

Perry County Literacy Council (PCLC) continues to grow through the kindness and generosity of our circle of friends. We welcome and deeply appreciate your financial support of our ongoing activities. There are two ways you can financially help PCLC accomplish its mission. You can make a repeating donation (processed “automatically” using your credit card), or you can make an instant (one-time) donation online or by sending us a check. PCLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the US state of Pennsylvania. Contributions to the PCLC are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Make a Donation or Purchase using a credit card or your PayPal account Your donation will be processed by PayPal. You can make a one credi onation thru PayPal without signing up for a PayPal account. To make a repeating donation, you will need a PayPal account so you can track, modify, or cancel your donations.

Learn more about PayPal. Online donations must be (USD) $5.00 or larger.

Make a repeating donation to PCLC or its projects
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Make a One Time donation to PCLC or its projects
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