HiSET® Exam at Home Update

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HiSET® Exam at Home Update

Since June, the HiSET® program has administered more than 7,000 HiSET exams remotely. Help your students continue to achieve their educational goals with the HiSET® Exam at Home.

With the at home testing option, students can take any of the five subtests that make up the HiSET exam on their own computer at home or another secure location. Students taking the test at home will need internet access, a computer, a camera or webcam, a microphone, a speaker and a private room.

The HiSET Exam at Home will provide the same:

  • test content, format and on-screen experience
  • score delivery time
  • valid, secure and reliable test
  • optional Spanish test format

Other test day advantages include the use of:

  • a physical whiteboard
  • a piece of paper inside a transparent sheet protector
  • an erasable marker
  • an on-screen calculator for the mathematics section

Currently, at home appointments are available 15 hours a day, seven days a week. Students must be 18 years of age or older (or have a valid age waiver) and meet their state requirements.

Visit the HiSET Exam at Home website.


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Did You Know?

Nearly 77% of examinees who tested in 2019 completed and passed the full HiSET® battery? Find out how your test takers performed in the new 2019 HiSET Statistical Report.

Download Statistical Report

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Adult Ed Access Portal Coming Soon

Approved adult education centers will be able to access their student’s scores in the HiSET® portal. Be sure to encourage students to select your program when they create their MyHiSET account. Please watch your emails for release date and access details.

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An Easier Way to Find Your Program

Help adult learners find your program by participating in our map-based, searchable database. Also, be sure to let us know what other courses and services your program provides!

The HiSET® program has created an adult education program search tool that allows local adult learners to locate your program. Is your program not featured? Simply fill out an application and your program will be added. All applications will be reviewed and approved by your state.

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HiSET® Success — Meet Kelsie

Kelsie earned her high school equivalency credential and is now exploring college programs. Thanks to the adult educators who encouraged her, Kelsie has the drive to continue to achieve more.

Read Kelsie’s Story

And It All Started with HiSET-Prep

Kelsie was a high school dropout, caught in the opioid epidemic that is currently raging in our state of Maine. The addiction that created havoc in her life eventually landed her in jail and then in a rehab facility for six months. It also separated her from her five-year-old daughter. While doing her intake into our adult education program, Kelsie held her head down and made very little eye contact through most of our conversation. In five short months, her transformation has been remarkable. The new program, through the Massabesic Center for Adult Learning, brings learning into a rehabilitation program for adults who have been incarcerated for drug related offenses and are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Every time Kelsie came to class, she made a point to sit next to me and continually ask if I was sure she could do “this.” For her teachers, Wanda Kezar and Laura Masters, their goal was not only to instruct her, but to administer a very large dose of encouragement, as well. As a result of her hard work in our program, Kelsie completed the HiSET program and participated in the 2019 graduation ceremony. Our conversations then changed from nervously asking if she can do “this” to exploring college programs!

Kelsie knows that college is a logical next step on the way to a brand-new life and a brighter future for both herself and her daughter. She’s now taking the steps needed to enroll in community college this fall and is also employed at a job that she loves! Kelsie is truly a success story for our program. She is a shining example of how the connections we are making with our adult students — along with instruction and help provided by career counseling — are transforming lives and providing the hope that many like her so desperately need.

In March of 2020, Kelsie was accompanied by her teachers, Laura Masters and Wanda Kezar, as well as Steve Mazza, the Coordinator of the Layman Way Recovery Center, to be honored and celebrated for her accomplishments. She joined other adult learners at a Maine State Legislative breakfast, courtesy of Maine Adult Education Association.

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