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High School Equivalency Testing

A high school equivalency test provides the opportunity to earn a credential that may be used in the place of a traditionally-earned high school diploma. The High School Equivalency Testing Program in Massachusetts is overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's High School Equivalency (HSE)

The Testing Center at Bristol Community College currently administers the official Massachusetts State approved HiSET® test as the high school equivalency test.

The HiSET exam includes five subtests that you can schedule to take in any order: 

 

Test

 

Time

 

Format

 

Language Arts-Reading

65 minutes

40 multiple-choice questions

Language Arts-Writing

Part 1-75 minutes

Part 2-45 minutes

Part 1-50 multiple-choice questions

Part 2-1 essay prompt

Mathematics

90 minutes

50 multiple-choice questions

Science

80 minutes

50 multiple-choice questions

Social Studies

70 minutes

50 multiple-choice questions

 

PASSING SCORES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Achieve a score of at least 8 out of 20 on each of the five subtests
  • Achieve a score of at least 2 out of 6 on the essay
  • Have a total combined score on all five subtests of at least 45 

RESIDENCY

You must be a resident of Massachusetts, living at a Massachusetts address. You will be required to complete the Massachusetts Residency Eligibility Form verifying your information and bring it to the test center.

TEST PREPARATION

http://hiset.ets.org/prepare/overview

Click here for HiSET exam preparation resources.  

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TRANSCRIPT/DIPLOMA REQUESTS

www.diplomasender.com

Register on the Diploma Sender website to:

  • Get your free initial HSE Credential and Official Transcript
  • Preview your Documents
  • Order your Documents 

SCHEDULING YOUR HiSET EXAM 

Create an online MyHiSET account which gives you quick and easy access to all of your HiSET information at: 

http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers/   

If you have any questions, please call ETS Customer Service at 1-855-694-4738. 

Note: You must contact ETS Customer Service to schedule your appointment if you:

  • Have a disability or health-related need and require testing accommodations
  • Are paying for your exam with a voucher

 

DAY OF YOUR HiSET EXAM

REQUIRED

  • Must bring the ID used to register on test day; the name used for registration must appear exactly on the Massachusetts approved ID
  • Massachusetts Residency Eligibility Form  
  • Arrive 15 minutes before scheduled test

 PROHIBITED

You cannot take any other materials into the testing room including, but are not limited to:

  • Testing aids
  • Cell phones/smartphones
  • Tablets
  • PDAs
  • Other electronic, recording, listening, scanning or photographic devices
  • Personal calculators (including wristwatch calculators)
  • Food or drinks
  • Books
  • Papers
  • Highlighter pens

    YOU MAY NOT ACCESS YOUR CELL PHONE DURING THE TEST OR DURING BREAKS  

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 

Bristol Community College’s Adult Basic Education Program offers a range of service options in the Fall River, Taunton and Attleboro areas. Program and course offerings include: 

  • Free comprehensive ABE programs that provide academic preparation, educational counseling, one-on-one tutoring and support for continuing on to next steps
  • High School Equivalency Testing Preparation courses

Attleboro

11 Field Road

Attleboro, MA  02703

Room 214

774-357-3532

 

Fall River

1082 Davol Street

Fall River, MA  02720

774-357-2373

 

Taunton

Angela Boffi

61 Summer Street

Taunton, MA  02780

774-357-3317

Contact Details


Attleboro Campus
11 Field Rd. Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 774-357-3532
Location: 2nd floor Room 214

Fall River Campus
1082 Davol St Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 774-357-2373

Angela Boffi
61 Summer Street Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: 774-357-3317

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