It’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions about taking the high school equivalency test (GED®, HiSET®, or TASC™ test depending on state) and finishing your diploma. Depending on where you live, you will need to take either the GED, HiSET, or TASC test to get your high school equivalency credential and finish your diploma. No matter which test your state uses, your local adult education center will be well prepared to guide you through the process and prepare you to take the test.
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The GED test is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools and requested by colleges and employers. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA). After you pass the GED test, your diploma or credential will be issued by your state, and you’ll receive a GED transcript that you can use to apply to college, start a training program, or get a better job. Learn more about the GED test here!
The HiSET test is a five-subject high school equivalency exam that measures the academic knowledge relative to that of a high school graduate. The exam covers five content areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Learn more about the HiSET test here!
The TASC test is a five-subject high school equivalency exam that measures levels of academic achievement relative to that of high school graduates, and assesses career and college readiness. The exam can be taken at a testing center on a computer or as a paper test, and covers 5 subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Learn more about the TASC test here!