Beginning this year, adults in California will be able to earn their High School Equivalency credentials by passing any one of three state-approved tests. The GED is the most familiar of these tests, but there are now two additional tests that will qualify: HiSET and TASC. The GED will be available only in a computer-based form, while HiSET and TASC will be available in both computer-based and paper formats. All three tests may be taken in English or Spanish. Test centers throughout the state will be offering one or all of these tests.
Morgan Hill Community Adult School is a Test Center for HiSET. Since the beginning of testing in September 2014, almost 200 adults have taken some or all of the HiSET tests, and more than 90 have passed all five tests and earned their High School Equivalency diplomas.
HiSET is a five-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The five subjects are Language Arts – Reading, Language arts – Writing, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematical Reasoning. For a description of the material you are likely to see on the test, go to the test-taker’s page at the HiSET site: ets.hiset.org
To learn more about the tests, go to:
After you pass HiSET, your high school equivalency credential will be issued by the State of California and you will receive a transcript to apply to college, start training, or get a better job.
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