February 20, 2014, Posted by Gina Duckett in Adult Education & Literacy

How to Prepare for Your High School Equivalency Test

Would you like to:

  • Earn more money?
  • Have a more challenging job?
  • Attend college?

If you are not achieving your goals because you don’t have a high school diploma, we can help you open new worlds!

Your local Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) center offers you a second chance to have the future you’ve dreamed of by offering classes to help prepare you for the High School Equivalency Test.

The GED Is Now Called the HiSET

The GED test is no longer being used for Missouri high school equivalency certification. Since January 2014, Missouri’s new test is called the Educational Testing Service (ETS) High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).  This new test is now aligned with Missouri’s Common Core State Standards and is designed to focus on college and career readiness.  It demonstrates that you have high school level academic skills, by measuring your knowledge and skills against those of today’s high school graduates.

The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) will measure your knowledge in:

  • Language Arts-Reading
  • Language Arts-Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Eligibility

You may take the HiSET if you:

  • are at least 17 years old (or 16 years of age with 16 high school credits)
  • are not currently enrolled in a secondary school,
  • have not graduated from high school, and
  • are a resident of Missouri

Test Preparation

We can help you determine your current level of skills and the preparation you’ll need for the exam.  We can also help you:

  • improve your reading, writing and math skills,
  • learn to write an essay,
  • develop test-taking strategies,
  • learn material the test covers,
  • assess how well you know the content, and
  • experience what it is like to take the HiSET by taking a practice exam.

All teachers are state-certified instructors of adult education and are ready to help you.

Classes are free! In most areas, classes are available during the day or the evening.

Benefits

The High School Equivalency Credential can open doors for you.  If you want to take the next step toward a rewarding career or continuing your education or training, then the HiSET exam is for you!  A high school equivalency credential is required for college and is more important than ever to employers.

Continue your education: Your high school equivalency credential can be a stepping-stone to advanced education.

  • You can enroll in a trade or technical college.
  • You can attend colleges and universities.
  • Graduates are eligible for most federal financial aid if they meet all other requirements.

Increase your earnings: Work smarter, not harder. With a High School Equivalency credential, your future can include more employment opportunities.

  • Get a better-paying job
  • Earn a promotion

For most U.S. employers, a High School Equivalency credential is considered equal to a high school diploma when it comes to hiring, salary and advancement.

Locations

More than 700 class sites are available to serve you across the state. You can find AEL programs at local schools, colleges and community organization centers, as well as in some businesses.

Your local Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) center offers you a second chance to have the future you’ve dreamed of by offering classes to help prepare you for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET).

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