What is the the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)?
There are three high school equivalency exams, the GED (General Equivalency Diploma), the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test), and the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion). The HiSET is a state-issued high school test and is an alternative to the standard GED exam. The HiSET is more flexible than the GED and the TASC and is offered in several formats and languages. It is also the least expensive test available for a high school equivalency test and costs vary from state to state.
Which states offer the HiSET Exam:
The HiSET Exam is available in California, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Wyoming. The HiSET credential is valid in all states.
Which subjects are on the HiSET and what is the passing score?
The HiSET Exam measures the following five levels of high school education: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Each section is worth 20 points and students must receive at least 8 correct answers in each section and a combined score of 45 in order to pass the test. Students must score in the 60%. The HiSET, once passed, will give students the equivalent to a high school credential, or diploma. The HiSET is also considered the equivalent to the GED or the TASC credential.
How can tutoring help students prepare for the HiSET Exam?
The HiSET Exam was redesigned in 2015 and is based on Common Core Standards. Students must understand these standards in order to pass the HiSET Exam. Private, one-on-one tutoring can help students understand the Common Core Standards. Tutors can run students through typical question types seen on the actual exam. There are many tutors that specialize in high school equivalency exams, and they are able to help ensure that sudents are prepared in all five sections of the exam.
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