Adult Learning Center – High School Equivalency (HSE) Information

Process

  • Register with the Adult Learning Center in your community, and commit to attending a prescribed number of hours.
  • Take an initial assessment of your skills, using the TABE testing instrument
  • Develop goals and an instructional plan
  • Study printed materials and/or work on computer assignments, as needed, in problem areas
  • Participate in online math classes using Blackboard Collaborate and/or Distance Learning using Aztec software
  • Take and pass an Official Practice Test
  •  Take an official HSE exam.
  • Contact your local  testing Center (see below)

Age Waiver Information

  • Students must be 18 years of age to take an HSE examination
  • Students who are 16 & 17 years old, must complete an age waiver application and have this application approved by the State of Wyoming before they are allowed to take an HSE examination.
  • All age waiver candidates must complete a program of study from a local Adult Learning Center
  • Age waiver applications may be obtained from a local Adult Learning Center.  Page one of application is a demographics form which must be completed by the applicant. This form requires parental/guardian consent and must also be signed by the applicant.  Page two of the application is a Withdrawal Verification. This must be completed and signed by the local school district office. Page three is a Pretest Verification form. This form is retained by the local Adult Learning Center and is completed after the candidate satisfactorily passes an Official Practice Test.

HSE Test Information

HiSET

The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. HiSET™ scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET
program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career- and college-ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed.

Candidates will be tested in five core areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Descriptions of each of these five tests are contained in this document. Included with the descriptions are sample items that illustrate the types of items that will appear on the test. The  HiSET™ Practice Tests allow the candidates to view sample content and item types and provide them with general information about their level of preparation for taking the operational form.

For more information about the HiSET exam, please click the following: http://hiset.ets.org/states_educators

TASC

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) is one of the credentialing pathways for high school equivalence (HSE) within the State of Wyoming. TASC, which will assess high school Reading/Language Arts, Writing/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies content to meet the needs of the State of Wyoming, the Wyoming Community College Commission, and the High School Equivalency Program as well as the districts that will select approved HSE assessments that best meet local needs for both paper-based and computer-based programs. The test  includes separate sections for each content area assessed—reading/language arts, writing/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

For more information about the TASC exam, please click the following: http://www.ctb.com/ctb.com/control/ctbLandingPageViewAction?landngPageId=52783

GED

Beginning in January 2014, the GED® is a computer based assessment covering the four main content areas of:

1) Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA): 150 minutes

2) Mathematical Reasoning: 90 minutes

3) Science: 90 minutes

4) Social Studies: 90 minutes

Students should review the information provided in the link below before they begin their CBT.

http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/ged-test-on-computer

Costs

Adult Learning Centers are allowed to provide Official Practice Tests for the HiSET and TASC exams at no cost to the student. Official Practice Tests for the GED are available from Pearson at a cost of $80 for the battery.

The cost of the tests vary as shown in the Table below.

General Education Development (GED)
High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)
Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
Computer-based test Computer or paper-based test Computer or paper-based test
Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing; Science, Social Studies, Mathematics Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics Subject areas: Language Arts-Reading & Writing, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics
Up to 2 free Retakes Up to 2 free retakes Up to 2 free retakes
$120 non-refundable fee payable to Pearson $50 non-refundable fee payable to ETS
$15 site fee payable to EWC
$52 fee payable to McGraw Hill
$15 site fee payable to EWC

Tuition Waivers for Post-Secondary Education at Eastern Wyoming College

Students who successfully complete a program of study with one of EWC’s Adult Learning Center’s and are successful recipients of their HSEC will qualify for a tuition waiver for enrollment into post-secondary education at EWC. The tuition waiver entitles recipients to enroll in two classes at EWC; College Studies and a free elective of the students choice. The waiver must be utilized within one year of the completion of the HSEC.

Hathaway Requirements

Students who earn an average score of 500 on the GED® may qualify for the Hathaway Scholarship for postsecondary education. See your local Adult Learning Center instructor for additional information on Hathaway Requirements for the HiSET and TASC.

Testing Centers in the EWC service area

Site
Contact Person
Phone Number
Type of Test Available
Douglas, Wyoming Jamie Sullivan 307-358-5622 HiSET Paper-based
Glenrock, Wyoming Margaret Farley 307-436-7499 HiSET Paper-based
Guernsey, Wyoming Sue Trautwein 307-322-2433 HiSET Paper-based
Hulett, Wyoming Laura Lynn 307-467-5477 HiSET Paper-based
Lusk, Wyoming Janae Poage 307-334-2733 HiSET Paper-based
Moorcroft, Wyoming Melissa Buckmiller 307-756-9800 HiSET Paper-based
Newcastle, Wyoming Kim Conzelman 307-746-3603 HiSET Paper-based
Sundance, Wyoming Brittany Lenz 307-290-2770 HiSET Paper-based
Wheatland, Wyoming Sue Trautwein 307-322-2433 HiSET Paper-based
Upton, Wyoming Brandy Donner 307-468-2495 HiSET Paper-based
Torrington, Wyoming Jo Ellen Keigley 307-532-8288 HiSet Computer-based; GED Computer-based

 

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