High School Equivalency Exams – GED® or HiSET™

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Mount Wachusett Community College offers the GED® and HiSET™ as a High School Equivalency. Students must be at least sixteen years of age to test and must have a valid picture ID. Students who are under the age of eighteen must obtain a withdraw letter from the last high school they attended stating they officially withdrew. All withdraw letters must be sent to Olympia Stroud for approval prior to scheduling at HSE Office Specialist Dept. of DESE, (781)338-6625, Fax# (781)338-3089.

The HiSET™ program is available in English or Spanish in paper-based (PBT) and computer-based format (CBT). The HiSET™ exams are available at Deven’s (CBT & PBT) Gardner (CBT & PBT) and Leominster (PBT only).The HiSET™program provides a number of accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. To apply for accommodations email hisetssd@ets.org or call 1-855-802-2748.

Students must register online or call customer service at 1-855-694-4738.

Register for the HiSET

 

The GED®program is available in English or Spanish and on a computer-based format. The Paper based format is available for accommodation testing only. The GED®exam is available at the Deven’s and Gardner campus. The GED®program provides a number of accommodations for test takers with disabilities and health-related needs. To apply for accommodations email accommodations@gedtestingservice.com.

Students must register online or call customer service at 1-877-392-6433.

Register for GED

Comparison Chart

HiSET©

 https://hiset.ets.org/s/pdf/2017 taag.pdf

(5 Subtests/Battery)

Both computer-delivered and paper-based testing

                                 GED©

http://gedtestingservice.com/educators/the-new-assessment– downloads

(4 Modules/Battery)Computer-delivered testing only (except for accommodations)

Language Arts-Reading

(65 minutes)

       50 multiple Choice Questions

Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)

(51 Questions)

50 multiple –choice questions

1 Essay

 

Language Arts-Writing (120 minutes)

(61 Questions)60 multiple-choice questions

1 Essay

Mathematics (90 minutes)

55 Multiple-Choice Questions

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)

(46 Questions)

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Science (80 minutes)

60 multiple-choice questions

Science (90 minutes)

(34 Questions)

Social Studies (70 minutes)

60 Multiple-Choice Questions

Social Studies (70 minutes)

(35 questions)

Scoring:

Scaled-score range per subtest: 0-20

To pass: no subtest score lower than 8 and a battery total of 45 or above

Scoring:

Scaled-score range per module: 100-200

To pass: a score on each module of 145 or above

Fee Structure:

$100/battery ($24 for the 1st subtest, $19 for the remaining 4 subtests in the initial battery)

$9/retest (up to two per subtest, within one year of initial test)

$19/subtest (after one year from initial test)

 

Fee Structure:

$125/battery ($31.25/module)

$10/retest (up to two per module, within one year of initial test)

$30/retest (after one year from initial test)

 

 

Diploma or transcripts- go to www.diplomasender.com or call 1-855-313-5799

Free ABE Preparation Classes- Contact Nicholas Colello at (978) 630-9835 or Kathy Russell at (978) 665-3433.

All classes are made possible by grants received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education office, North Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board/Employment Links, Inc.

Information regarding High School Equivalency Testing please contact

        Angela Lunn-Marcustre – Chief Examiner/Test Administrator

             (978) 630-9173 or (978) 630-9574      

a_lunn-marcustre@mwcc.mass.edu