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HiSET & GED Series Test Content

High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Content

HiSET

GED

Language Arts-Reading (65 minutes)

  • 50 multiple choice questions

 

Language Arts-Writing (120 minutes)

  • 61 questions

    • 60 multiple choice questions

    • 1 essay

 

 

Reasoning through Language Arts (150 minutes)

(51 questions)

  • Section 1 – 27 minutes*

  • Section 2 – Extended Response (45 minutes)

  • Student Break (10 minutes)

  • Section 3 – (60 minutes)

*The time allotted for Sections 1 and 3 may vary slightly, but the total test time will always be 150 minutes.

Mathematics (90 minutes)

  • 55 multiple choice questions

 

 

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

 

 

 

 

Mathematical Reasoning (115 minutes)

(46 questions)

  • Part 1 (first 5 questions) calculator not allowed
  • Part 2 (remaining 41 questions) calculator allowed
  • Possible Item Types:
    • Multiple choice
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

 

Science (80 minutes)

  • 60 multiple choice questions
     

 

 

 

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Science (90 minutes)

(34 questions)

  • Possible Item Types:Multiple choice
    • Short answer
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

Calculator: TI-30XS scientific calculator

Social Studies (70 minutes)

  • 60 multiple choice questions

 

 

 

Social Studies (70 minutes)

(35 questions)

  • Possible Item TypesMultiple choice
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Hot spot
    • Fill in the blank

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:
Computer Based Test:

$103.75/battery ($24.75 for the 1st subtest, $19.75 for the remaining 4 subtests in the initial battery)
$9/retest (up to two per subtest, within one year of initial test)
$10.75/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)
$31.25/retest (after one year from initial test)

 

 

 

Revised Calculator Policy for HSE Testing in Massachusetts effective January 1, 2017: TI-30XS for all testing

Additional Information

For additional information contact us:

Donna Felisberto, Coordinator, Academic Placement & Testing Center &
High School Equivalency (HSE) Chief Examiner
dfelisberto@necc.mass.edu

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