HiSET Level 1 & 2 Classes
The HiSET Test
The HiSET Test measures high school level skills and knowledge in addition to College and Career Readiness which offers you a powerful second chance at attending college or successfully pursuing a career. It can be the best thing you do for yourself - and your family. The HiSET contains four subject tests in five areas that certify you have mastered high school level academic skills while also ready for college or embarking on a career. They are:
Language Arts Reading Test - (65 minutes) 40 multiple choice questions measuring your ability to understand, interpret and analyze a broad range of literary and informational texts.
Language Arts Writing Test - Part 1 (75 minutes) 50 multiple choice questions measuring your ability to edit and revise written text. Part 2 (45 minutes) is an essay question measuring your ability to generate and organize ideas in writing.
Social Studies Test - (70 minutes) 50 multiple choice questions covering history, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, geography and economics.
Science Test - (80 minutes) 50 multiple choice questions measuring scientific content knowledge, application of principles of scientific inquiry and interprep and evaluate scientific information.
Math Test - (90 minutes) 50 multiple choice questions measuring mathematical knowledge and competencies. Includes measuring numerical operations, measurement, estimation, data interpretation and logical thinking. Problems are based on realistic situations and may test abstract concepts such as algebraic patterns, precision in measurement and probability.
Passing Requirements: To be determined by the Commonwealth of MA, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Age Requirement: A Massachusetts resident of age 18 may sit for the test. If you are a Massachusetts resident of age 16 or 17, you must request an "official letter of withdrawal" from your last school of attendance to take the HiSET.
"I really enjoy the class, it's harder than I thought. I like the fact that if you don't understand something, the teacher will go over it until you get it. We all work together and help one another. My goal is to go on to college." Marlena