HiSET (formerly GED®)
The General Educational Development (GED) Test is transitioning to the new High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). This is the new test from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and it will be available as a computer based test in addition to a paper based version. HiSET will cover the same five test areas (Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies) in the same format as the prior GED. As High Schools adapt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), HiSET will move toward that as well.
HiSET is a positive choice for Adult Education because it provides the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. This credential is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, advancement, further education, and financial rewards. The eligibility for HiSET is determined by the following criteria:
  • Not enrolled in High School
  • Not graduated from High School
  • Meet the requirements set by the state with regard to age, residency, and the length of time since last attended school
Test Preparation information for the HiSET will be provided as soon as it becomes available.