This program is designed to ensure that our students earn a high school equivalency diploma prior to advancing onward to complete a college degree. This program covers a general education in Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. These are essential elements required to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. Students completing this program acquire a basic education at the same level required for high school graduates. After completing the program, students can take one of three exams to earn a High School Equivalency Diploma.
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The term GED is frequently mistaken as meaning general education degree or general education diploma, the American Council on Education, which owns the GED trademark, coined the term to mean tests for general educational development. The GED measures proficiency in science, mathematics, social studies, reading, and writing. Passing the GED test gives those who did not complete high school, or who do not meet requirements for high school diploma, the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential, in the United States, Canada, or internationally.
The HiSET® program was developed by Educational Testing Service and Iowa Testing Programs. It demonstrates that a test taker has attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Information from the exam helps identify the areas where test takers are career and college ready, as well as areas where they may need additional preparation.
The TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion™ is a state-of-the-art, affordable national high school equivalency assessment. It assesses five subject areas: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The five subject area tests are based on what current students need to know to pass high school tests. All together, the TASC test measures examinees’ levels of achievement relative to that of graduating high school seniors, and Career and College Readiness standards.