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Learn more about the GED & HISET

Test Question Types

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  • The GED test is made up of several question types:

  1. Multiple Choice
  2. Drag and drop
  3. Hot spot (select an area)
  4. Fill in the blank
  5. Short answer
  6. Extended responses.

  • The HiSET is made up of:

  1. Multiple Choice questions.  There is also an essay component.




Test Subjects

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  • The GED measures students' skills in four subject areas:

  1. Mathematical Reasoning 
  2. Science
  3. Social Studies
  4. Language Arts Reading & Writing

  • The HiSET measures students' skills in five subject areas:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Science
  3. Social Studies
  4. Literacy Reading 
  5. Literacy Writing

Time Length of the Test

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  • The time permitted for each subject area varies on the actual GED test:

  1. Mathematical Reasoning - 115 minutes
  2. Science - 90 minutes
  3. Social Studies- 70 minutes
  4. Reasoning Through Language Arts (Reading/Writing)- 150 minutes.

  • The time permitted for each subject area varies on the HiSET as well:

  1. Mathematics - 90 minutes
  2. Science - 80 minutes
  3. Social Studies - 70 minutes
  4. Literacy Reading - 65 minutes
  5. Literacy Writing - 120 minutes (part 1 - 75 minutes & part 2 - 45 minutes).

Testing Accommodations

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  • Both the GED and HiSET provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations to test-takers that are eligible.  Test-takers must have appropriate disability documentation to support their request for accommodations during the test.  Test accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  1. extra time
  2. extra breaks
  3. separate testing room
  4. screen magnification
  5. audio, braille or large print tests
  6. etc.

  

Cost for Test

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  • The cost for the GED test varies per state; however, the average cost for the GED test is $30 per subject area, totaling $120 for the entire test. 
  • The cost for the HiSET also varies by state; however, the average overall cost is $90 ($18 per session).  

Passing Scores

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  • GED test-takers must score at least 145 in each subject area on the test with an overall minimum score of 580 to pass the GED test and earn a high school credential. 
  • HiSET test-takers must score at least 8 (on a scale of 1-20) in each subject area on the test and score at least 2 out of 6 on the essay portion.  An overall test score of 45 must be achieved in order for students to pass the HiSET and earn a high school credential.   

How to Schedule your Official Test?

Take Your Official GED

Students can register for their official GED test by clicking the button below.  You will be linked to the official GED website where you can create your account.  Students are encouraged to explore the website.

Take Your Official HiSET

Students can register for their official HiSET exam by clicking the button below.  You will be linked to the official HiSET website where you can create your account.  Students are encouraged to explore the website.