About the HiSET® Program: Overview

The HiSET® program was developed by Educational Testing Service and Iowa Testing Programs (ITP). It demonstrates that a test taker has attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Information from the exam helps identify the areas where test takers are career and college ready, as well as areas where they may need additional preparation.

Test Content

The HiSET exam measures knowledge and skills in five subject areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Learn more about test content.

Supporting Test Takers

You can provide support to test takers by giving them access to test preparation materials and ensuring they have the information they need before scheduling to test. You can also help them create their HiSET accounts and schedule, reschedule or cancel their testing appointments. Learn more about how you can support test takers.

Test Administration

In order to serve the greatest number of test takers possible, the HiSET exam is offered in both paper- and computer-delivered administrations. Get information about administering the HiSET exam, including becoming an approved test center, ordering test materials and disability accommodations. Read more about test administration.


Test takers can view and print their scores through their online HiSET accounts. Test center staff can also view and print scores for test takers through the HiSET account for administrators. Learn more about accessing and understanding HiSET scores.

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