• GED

    High school equivalency (HSE) exams are for out-of-school young people and adults without a high school diploma.

    We offer free HSE test preparation classes and testing on our campusOur courses prepare students for five tests required for the General Educational Development (GED) or California High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate.

    We offer High School Equivalency classes in English. Students must be able to speak, read, and write English.

    How to Take the GED/HiSET® HSE Exam

    1. All students will take the CASAS Reading and Math assessment test.
    2. A counselor reviews the results with the student before registering for a class.
    3. Students follow an individualized course of study to review subject content and test-taking skillsThey will also learn to use the scientific math calculator and complete practice exams
    4. HSE exams are offered in a computer-based format at Regional Testing Center on the Silicon Valley Adult Education campus.

    Enter at any time, subject to availability.

    General Educational Development Test (GED®)

    Provided by the GED Testing Service (GEDTS®)

    Whether your next step is a college or job application, the GED® test will help you get there. The GED® credential is accepted by over 97% of colleges and employers. Of the recent GED® graduates, 60% are enrolled in college. People with a high school diploma (GED®) earn $9,000 more per year. Read more about the GED® Exam.

    High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®)

    Provided by the Educational Testing Service (ETS)

    The HiSET® scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET® program will also help identify areas in which candidates are career and college-ready and spaces in which additional preparation may be needed. Read more about the HiSET® Exam.

    Students who successfully pass the test will be issued a California High School Equivalency Certificate from the State of California.


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