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Interpreting HiSET® Test Results

Congrats on taking the HiSET® test! Now that you have your score, let’s talk about what it means.

The HiSET® test contains five subtests: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts — Reading, and Language Arts — Writing. In addition to the subtests, you must complete an essay.

The goal of the test is to compare the subject knowledge of test-takers with that of high school graduates. Each subtest contains a score ranging from 0 to 20, meaning a total score of 100 is possible. To pass the HiSET® test, you must score at least 8 out of 20 on each subtest and a minimum of 2 out of 6 on the essay.

Takers of the HiSET® test will receive both a Comprehensive Score Report as well as an Individual Test Report. The former will contain the cumulative record of the highest scaled score for each subtest.

The Individual Test Report will break down each subtest in terms of items correct and incorrect, as well as an individual performance summary by individual competency.

In case you don’t pass the HiSET® test the first time, you can take two free retests within a 12-month period.

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