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High School Equivalency

What is the HiSET Exam?


The High School Equivalency Test or HiSET exam is a high school equivalency testing program that will help you take the next step toward a college degree or a rewarding career.

About the HiSET Exam

Earn the credential your future needs with the HiSET exam.

If you want to find a better job or take the first step on a pathway to a career, then you need to earn a high school equivalency credential.  It is required for college and more important than ever to employers.  Taking the HiSET exam can help change your life and expand your opportunities like it's done for other test takers.

What will I be tested on?

The HiSET exam lets you demonstrate that you have attained the knowledge equivalent to a high school graduate.  It consists of five subtests that measure your knowledge in five core areas:

  • Language Arts-Reading:  contains 50 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to understand, comprehend, interpret, and analyze a variety of reading material.

  • Language Arts-Writing:  contains 60 multiple-choice and one essay question, and measures your ability to edit and revise written text, and to generate and organize ideas in writing.

  • Mathematics:  contains 55 multiple-choice questions and assesses your ability to solve quantitative problems using fundamental concepts and reasoning skills.

  • Science:  contains 60 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to use science content knowledge, apply principles of scientific inquiry, and interpret and evaluate scientific information.

  • Social Studies:  contains 60 multiple-choice questions and measures your ability to analyze and evaluate various kinds of social studies information.

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