If you’re an adult without a high school diploma, the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) could be your route to improved career prospects, further education, and increased earnings potential. HiSET® replaced the GED in Maine in 2014. High School graduates have more job opportunities and earn more money over the course of their lifetime. Mt Desert Island Adult Education serves students in area in Hancock County.
HiSET® provides adults with the opportunity to obtain a high school equivalency certification with the same legal standing as a high school diploma. Through a pre-testing, preparation, and testing program, it allows test-takers to demonstrate proficiency of the academic skills and knowledge expected by employers and post-secondary institutions. HiSET™ consists of five subtests and is aligned with OCTAE’s College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults:
Language arts- Reading
Language Arts- Writing
To learn more about the HiSET™ and how to prepare, contact your local Maine adult education program and visit the links below.
Test at a Glance: This HiSET™ Information Brief provides a description of each subject area, including content and process categories.
Prepare for the HiSET™ Test: Get the HiSET™ experience by taking these free, 30–45-minute practice tests.
Mt. Desert Island Adult Education: 207-288-4703