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High School Equivalency Test-HiSET

Since January 2014, the High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the NH Department of Education is based on the HiSET®, a new high school equivalency test. HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) is published by ETS. For more information, visit their website at hiset.ets.org.

Unlike the GED, HISET allows test-takers to choose between paper-based or computer-based testing. The cost is $125 (effective January 1, 2019). Like other high school equivalency tests, the HISET is aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Exeter Adult Education continues to offer high school equivalency instruction and testing as we have for many years with the GED.

HiSET Test content

There are five subjects, with the following time limits:

*Writing—2 hours (this includes multiple-choice questions and an essay) *Math—90 minutes, calculator allowed for all parts *Science—80 minutes *Social Studies—70 minutes *Reading—65 minutes

Scores from 2014, 2015, and 2016 tests will be able to be combined. Spanish and English versions are available; scores may be combined between the two