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Coronavirus (COVID-19) HiSET® Distance Learning Support for Educators


We've assembled some FREE resources to help you support student preparation for the HiSET® exam during this time of social distancing. Some of these offers are available for a limited time, so take advantage today!

LEAD: Instructor-Guided Online Prep Courses

Aztec Software®

FREE access for new customers — Aztec Software is currently offering FREE access for a limited number of concurrent students. The Aztec Learning System, from Aztec Software, offers free cloud-based practice tests that can help test takers experience what it's like to take the HiSET exam.

Learn more about Aztec Software's HiSET Prep Series.

Essential Education

Short-term, online course licenses — Essential Education has discounted short-term licenses for educators that include access to the HiSET Academy®. All courses can be accessed from any device, anywhere, at any time. Essential Education is the official test prep provider for the HiSET exam.

Learn more about Essential Education Distance Learning.

New Readers Press®

FREE 90-day pilots — New Readers Press offers a variety of digital solutions for all levels of adult learners. The popular HiSET Exam Prep Online Learning course is now available in an interactive online learning platform accessible on all devices.

Learn more about New Readers Press HiSET Exam Prep Online Learning Course.

LEARN: Instruction from a Distance

Here are some resources to aid successful communication between educators and students through online instruction.


"Keep Your Classes Going During this Challenging Time", presented by Paxen Publishing — April 21, 2020, 10–11 a.m. ET. Register for the webinar.


Communication Channels

  • Backchannel Chat — Free, online, text-based class discussion tool designed to support instructors
  • Canvas — Free-for-Teacher accounts to help you transition from face-to-face to online learning
  • Google Hangouts — Secure video conferencing between instructors and students
  • Skype® — Free download and access to video conferencing with content sharing
  • Zoom — Free, web-based video conferencing with content sharing


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Internet Access

Some internet providers are offering discounted or free internet service during the pandemic. Contact your local provider to see what may be available to you and your students.

  • AT&T® — Late fees and overage charges waived by request along with commitment to no discontinuation of service during the pandemic.
  • Internet Essentials from Comcast® — For a limited time, new customers will receive two months of free service in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Spectrum® — Free 60-day internet access for new households with remote education needs who don't currently have internet or WiFi service.
  • Verizon® — Request protection against late fees and discontinuation of service for a limited time.

Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces including keyboards, mouse, calculators, pens and pencils.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when available.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Feeling unwell? Seek medical care early.
  • Stay informed with advice from the World Health Organization.